More a spectrum than a switch: John Ciorciari talks shared sovereignty

December 25, 2016

John Ciorciari's office is neat as a pin, but a towering stack of books looms by his keyboard.

Ciorciari has just earned tenure. He's just been appointed director of the Ford School's...


Hacking for global health: Tackling wicked problems, like avian influenza, with creativity

December 19, 2016

Chiang Mai wasn't Annie Maxwell's (MPP '02) first introduction to the EpiHack. As president of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, which pioneered the "epidemiology hackathon" in 2013, Maxwell had...


Whitman on infrastructure spending and Pax Americana in Freep, Conversation op-eds

December 20, 2016

In a December 13th Detroit Free Press op-ed,  “Where will public goods stand in Trump’s administration?”, Marina v.N. Whitman considers the importance of public goods to President-elect Trump’s...


Dean Yang discusses new Mozambique intervention for orphans and vulnerable children

December 2, 2016

Dean Yang is the feature of a November 30 interview with Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access (AMA) at the University of California, Davis.

The “Q&A with...


Deardorff quoted in CNN Money story discussing President-elect's tariff plan

November 14, 2016

Throughout his campaign, President-elect Donald J. Trump promised to bring back jobs to the U.S. Trump plans to do this by applying, or at least threatening to use, tariffs on imported goods from...


Yang on Trump immigration policies and implications for migration to the U.S.

November 11, 2016

Dean Yang is quoted in Max Ehrenfreund’s November 10 article for the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, “One of Trump’s policies could spark a boom in immigration from Mexico.”



Ford School PhD student receives 2016 Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellowship

November 1, 2016

Ford School PhD student Eitan Paul was awarded a Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year for his work on emerging democracies in the Global South.

The fellowship...


$1.1 million gift from Ronald and Eileen Weiser will strengthen international learning

October 19, 2016

Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser (BBA ’66) and Eileen L. Weiser (MMus ’75) have allocated a $1.1 million gift to establish the Weiser Family Fund for Student International Policy Engagement at the...


Ciorciari in Wall Street Journal: Thai crown prince faces challenges in succeeding father

October 19, 2016

John Ciorciari was quoted in the October 13 Wall Street Journal article by James Hookway: “After Thai king’s death, crown prince has a hard act to follow.”

The highly-popular monarch of...


Whitman in Detroit Free Press, “How to make trade policies work for all Americans”

October 3, 2016

In an October 2 Detroit Free Press op-ed, Marina v.N. Whitman outlines how trade policies can work for all Americans.

Addressing polling data and the policy positions of both presidential...