News & Notes | September 11, 2019
Clare Malone
Journalist Malone to discuss 2020 presidential election
During an Oct. 2 public presentation, political reporter Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight.com will discuss the coalitions that Democratic presidential candidates are courting to secure the party's nomination, especially in the Midwest. Read more.
Menzie Chinn
Chinn a favorite among nation's top publications
As talk of trade wars and tariffs dominate the news media, you will probably find La Follette School faculty member Menzie Chinn offering researched and reasoned analysis to the narrative. Chinn, a professor of public affairs and economics, is a primary source on federal trade policy among the nation's top publications. Read more
Seeking 6 faculty to join La Follette School
The La Follette School of Public Affairs is recruiting candidates for six tenure-track faculty positions. Two of the positions - Economic Development and Public Management - are funded by the Kohl Initiative, and two others are part of UW-Madison's Cluster Hiring Initiatives. Read more. 
Dave Weimer, right
Weimer reflects on successful Go Congress
More than 450 players of Go - a 3,000-year-old board game originating in east Asia - descended upon Madison's Memorial Union under the direction of La Follette School Professor David Weimer at the 35th annual U.S. Go Congress from July 13 to 20. Read more
In the News
Professor Greg Nemet, Challenges for Climate Candidates and Climate Voters, RealClear Energy. Read more

Professor Tim Smeeding, Hiring more workers, investing in communities - should corporations focus on more than shareholders? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more

Professor Menzie Chinn, Five things to think about when Trump says he wants a weaker dollar, Marketplace. Read more.  

Faculty affiliate Yoshiko Herrera, Donald Trump misleads on Russia, Crimea, Obama and the G-8, PolitiFact. Read more

Faculty affiliate Mike Wagner, Liberal 'news' websites launching in Wisconsin, where conservative versions have thrived, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Read more
CHICAGO Alumni & Friends Reception 

Thursday, Oct. 10 
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Calendar 
Sept. 11; Wednesday Night at the Lab: How Solar Became Cheap with Professor Greg Nemet

Sept. 18: Seminar Series: The Influence of Early-life Economic Shocks on Long-term Outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. Great Depression

Sept. 23: Sustainable Energy Seminar: How Solar Energy Became Cheap: A Model for Low-Carbon Innovation

Sept. 25: Seminar Series: The Unobserved Returns from Entrepreneurship

Oct. 2: Public Affairs Journalist in Residence Clare Malone

Oct. 30: La Follette School Student Association Trivia Fundraiser
Alumni News

With more than 30 years of consulting and communications experience, Terry Lierman (MA '71) has joined the La Follette School's Board of Visitors. Lierman is a founding partner of Summit Global Ventures, which he began after serving as chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer from 2007 to 2011. Read more.
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