Levitsky on the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay and the need for objective analysis

June 21, 2017

In the Latin American Advisor, Melvyn Levitsky questions the long-term impact of Uruguay’s decision to legalize marijuana. Uruguay is the first nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana....


National Bureau of Asian Research interviews Ciorciari about Cambodian election

June 5, 2017

Yesterday, Cambodia held its first commune elections since 2013, when the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) retained power in spite of a robust challenge from the opposition Cambodia National...


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....