IPC Workshops & Conferences

IPC organizes periodic academic workshops and public conferences on topics related to our core themes of international economics, security, and human rights. Our past workshops and conferences include:

Japan's Economic and Security Policy in the Trump Era, Feb. 3, 2017

This workshop featured analysis of policy challenges and opportunities facing Japan in the macroeconomic, trade and investment, and security arenas. The Conference Report provides a synopsis of the discussion. Co-sponsored with the Center for Japanese Studies.

Japan's Economic and Security Policy - Feb. 3, 2017

Understanding Political Violence in 1994 Rwanda, Apr. 10, 2014

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, IPC and the University of Michigan's Department of Political Science convened a meeting of diverse scholars and practitioners to assess how the topic has been studied, what is known about what took place, what is not known and what are the implications of Rwandan political violence for Rwanda and for the study of political conflict and violence, humanitarianism and political order and legitimacy more broadly.

BREAD Conference on International Development, Oct. 26-27, 2012

IPC and several co-sponsors at the University of Michigan hosted the 23rd annual conference of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). The conference examined a range of issues in development policy, engaging top development scholars from around the world.

Development Economics Day, Dec. 4, 2010

This workshop for graduate students and faculty from the University of Michigan, Michigan State, and Notre Dame featured discussion about research between development economists at the three universities. Sponsored by IPC and the University of Michigan Department of Economics.

Enforcement, Evasion and Informality: Theory and Practice: An International Conference in Honor of Katherine Terrell, June 4-6, 2010

This conference honored the late Ford School professor Kathy Terrell, an expert development economist. Topics addressed included the enforcement of taxes, minimum wages, and other laws and regulations relevant to labor in transitional economies. Co-sponsored with Cornell University, the International Development Research Centre, and the UM International Institute.

Labor Markets in Transition and Developing Economies: Emerging Policy and Analytical Issues, May 25-27, 2007

IPC hosted this conference to examine labor market structure, regulation, unemployment, discrimination, and health and education issues in a number of transitional economies, engaging leading scholars from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Co-sponsored with Cornell University, the International Development Research Centre, and the UM International Institute.