Can firms do well by doing good? Can nations liberalize trade while protecting workers?

May 2, 2017

In the first days of Donald J. Trump's presidency, journalists from across the world called Marina Whitman. They wanted to discuss the implications of Trump's meetings with auto executives. They...


Ford School faculty members share seven key strategies for effective collaboration

April 28, 2017

Ford School faculty members often engage in collective problem-solving--with other scholars, of course, but also with policymakers and practitioners all around the world.

The goal of these...


Keeping the doors open for a "durable, coordinated, and humane" refugee response

April 27, 2017

President Ford welcomes refugees at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas

Take a moment to let this sink in.

In 2016, the UN Refugee Agency reported 65.3 million forcibly displaced people around...


Doctoral students Eitan Paul and Jieun Lee named inaugural IPC Research Scholars

April 25, 2017

Doctoral students Eitan Paul and Jieun Lee (MPP ’12) have been named inaugural recipients of the International Policy Center's (IPC) Research Scholar Award.

IPC Research Scholar Awards aim...


Whitman in The Conversation: Preserve, don’t cut public goods to make America great

April 20, 2017

Marina v. N. Whitman advocates for the Trump administration to invest in public goods in her April 18 article for The Conversation: “‘Public Goods’ made America great and can do so again.”



Ford School IEDP students travel to Greece to research economic, refugee policies

April 26, 2017

On Wednesday, April 12th, graduate students from U-M’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy presented their research on two timely and challenging global policy problems: how to restart an...


U-M climbs to fourth in nation for Peace Corps 2017 top volunteer-producing schools

April 21, 2017

The University of Michigan has been ranked fourth as one of the Peace Corps' 2017 top volunteer-producing schools. U-M was also ranked fourth on the Peace Corps’ list of the top-producing graduate...


Levitsky in Christian Science Monitor on Huntsman as U.S. ambassador to Russia

March 6, 2017

Melvyn Levitsky was featured in a recent Christian Science Monitor article on whether former Utah governor and Obama-era ambassador to China Jon Huntsman would be an effective choice as the U.S....


Michigan News release: Axelrod on "the blame game" for measuring cyber attack response

March 3, 2017

Whether a nation should retaliate against a cyber attack is a complicated decision, and a new framework guided by game theory could help policymakers determine the best strategy.

The "Blame...


Axelrod, Atran in Science: "Challenges in researching terrorism from the field"

April 25, 2017

Engaging with youth involved in or susceptible to violent extremism is key in helping the U.S. government understand—and combat—terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, according...