Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School Seminar Series engages participants in discussion of a range of public policy issues and showcases the research of faculty from the La Follette School, other UW-Madison departments, and outside the UW-Madison community. Faculty, students, and visitors take part in lively dialogue about topics such as poverty and welfare, health, education, international affairs, trade and finance, and the environment. For more information, email Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, 1225 Observatory Drive, and there is no cost to attend. Click here for a printable schedule. Please check back periodically for the most current information.

Wednesday, Feb. 6
Integration Beyond Numbers: Getting Along and Working Together in a Multiethnic Neighborhood
Denia Garcia, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Sociology and Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University, Sterling Hall, Room 1333

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Restoring Confidence in Public Leadership
Doug Elmendorf, Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Union South, Northwoods Room

Wednesday, Feb. 27 (postponed)
How Ideas Matter in Social Policy Implementation: A Study of Civil Servants, Social Assistance, and the Meaning of Family, Marriage, and Work in Postwar Britain
La Follette School Visiting Assistant Professor Robyn Rowe

Wednesday, March 6
A Child Allowance for the United States: Supporting Children, Increasing Income Stability, and Eradicating Extreme Poverty
La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding, Sewell Social Science Building, Room 3470

Wednesday, March 27
Can RTA Labor Provisions Prevent the Deterioration of Domestic Labor Standards? The Cases of Statutory Minimum Wages and Employment Protection Regulations
Professor Isao Kamata, Research Center of International Economy and Industry, University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

Wednesday, April 17
How Solar Energy Became Cheap: A Model for Low-Carbon Innovation
La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet

Wednesday, April 24
Media and Motivation: The Effect of Performance Pay on Writers and Content
La Follette School Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernström

Past Seminars