Seminar Series

Every semester, Seminar Series presenters discuss timely policy research from the La Follette School, UW–Madison, and around the world.


Faculty, students, and visitors engage in dialogue about topics such as poverty and welfare, health, education, international affairs, trade and finance, and the environment. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Fall 2022 Seminar Series events

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Fall 2022 faculty coordinator: Professor Tim Smeeding

Spring 2021 Seminar Series events

Expressive Power of Anti-Violence Legislation: Changes in Social Norms on Violence Against Women in Mexico

February 2 — 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm — Online event


Daniel Carpenter Book Lecture: Democracy by Petition

March 24 — 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm — Discovery Building: Hector F. Deluca Forum


Seminar Series: To Make or Buy Public Entrepreneurship

April 20 — 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm — 1328 Sterling Hall, 475 N Charter St, Madison, WI 53706

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Spring 2021 faculty coordinator: Associate Professor Mariel Barnes