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Policy Talks @ the Ford School

America's place in the post-Afghanistan world

Oct 27, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Amid continuing uncertainties around the U.S. retreat from Afghanistan, journalists Robin Wright and Jawad Sukhanyar will give their perspectives on the evolving situation, in conversation with Lynette Clemetson, Director of Wallace House.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Siting renewable energy in North America

Apr 20, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Join us to discuss the political challenges and opportunities associated with siting and building renewable energy projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Urban climate governance in North America

Apr 8, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with leading scholars of urban climate governance. Find out what some of the largest North American cities have been doing to address climate change.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Public opinion on North American climate policy

Mar 23, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation about what the Canadian, United States, and Mexican public thinks about climate change, and about how government policy should address it.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Energy regulation in North America

Mar 9, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Join us for a conversation with a former energy policymaker and regulator from the largest and most active U.S. state on climate (California) and a leading Canadian academic on North American energy regulation and policy.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Politics of pipelines

Feb 25, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Join leading scholars to discuss the politics associated with oil and gas pipeline construction in Canada and the United States.

Fireside chat with Vera Songwe and Susan Collins

Feb 15, 2021, 8:30-9:20 am EST
Following opening remarks by President Mark Schlissel, U.N. Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe and U-M Provost Susan M. Collins will kick off U-M Africa Week with a fireside chat.

Africa 2021, where do we go from here?

Feb 12, 2021, 11:30 am-12:30 pm EST
Join IEDP for a discussion with Kwame Owino, CEO of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), about the Kenyan policy landscape and where the region is going.
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Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Public diplomacy: A vision for 2021 and beyond

Dec 7, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST
This event will feature Dr. Vivian S. Walker, Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, in conversation with Professor John Ciorciari, Director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan, with a welcome address by Rejaul Karim Laskar, representing the Global Forum for Scholars & Practitioners of Diplomacy. 
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

What’s next for U.S. foreign policy?

Dec 2, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is partnering with the American Academy of Diplomacy to bring seasoned U.S. diplomats to Ford School and discuss the future of U.S. foreign policy after presidential election 2020.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

The evolving role of the U.S. in the Gulf Region

Nov 16, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Join us for a virtual conversation co-hosted by the Gulf International Forum featuring Dr. Dania Thafer, Executive Director of the Gulf International Forum (GIF), Abbas Khadim, Director of Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council and General Anthony C. Zinni, former United States Marine Corps general in conversation with Ambassador Patrick Theros. 
Ford School

2020 presidential election

Nov 3, 2020, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
The 2020 United States presidential election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. (Polling location times vary by state)
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

U.S.-China relations during COVID-19: Finding a path forward

Oct 20, 2020, 10:00-11:00 am EDT
Join us for a conversation on current relations between the United States and China and possible paths forward given COVID and the upcoming U.S. elections. Panelists will include Kenneth Lieberthal, senior fellow emeritus at Brookings, Mary Gallagher, professor of political science, and Ann Lin, associate professor of public policy. Ford School Dean Michael Barr will moderate the discussion. 
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Integrating and Enforcing Labor Rights in Trade

Feb 19, 2020, 4:00-5:20 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
This Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture will examine the nexus between labor rights and trade—a crucial topic as U.S. and global trade arrangements are being renegotiated. It will feature a conversation between two experts who have long worked to advance worker’s rights in the context of global trade—Dr. Bama Athreya, a visiting policy expert at the Weiser Diplomacy Center, and Ford School Professor of Practice Sander Levin. 

Asia as a Growth Pole: Past, Present, and Future

Dec 2, 2019, 4:30-5:50 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
In this talk, Chang Yong Rhee, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the International Monetary Fund, will discuss Asia as a growth pole in the past, present, and future.
Ford School

Ford School Reunion

Oct 4-5, 2019, 12:00-6:00 pm EDT
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
We'll be celebrating this fall! Save the date and join us for the Ford School Reunion!
Ford School

The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang

Apr 18, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm EDT
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
Over the past five years, a growing number of Xinjiang Uighurs have been sent to re-education camps by the Chinese government, most without trials or release dates.  Estimates have reached as high as one million detainees.   The Chinese government has framed these camps as schools that attack terrorist beliefs and give Uighurs the work and life skills necessary to thrive in a modern economy.  It has received very little pressure or public condemnation from its Central Asian neighbors, from Muslim countries, or from its trading partners in the developed world.  This human rights crisis raises questions central to the role and practice of diplomacy.  What justification is there for bringing foreign diplomatic pressure to bear on issues that a country defines as central to its identity and existence?  What do we know about the success of different types of advocacy, whether through diplomatic channels, pressure from international organizations, or NGO-led protest? To what extent does the crisis in Xinjiang affect the stability of Central Asia, or the fate of separatist movements in Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan?
Ford School

US/Brazil Bromance: What's in Store for Us?

Apr 11, 2019, 4:30-6:00 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom, 1110 Weill Hall
Join the Weiser Diplomacy Center and American Academy of Diplomacy for a live recording of the latest episode of the podcast American Diplomat: The Stories behind the news.

US-Japan Automotive Conference 2.0

Mar 15, 2019, 10:00 am-4:30 pm EDT
Weiser Hall 1010
A revival of the U.S.-Japan Automotive Conference held annually between 1981 and 1989, USJAC 2.0 will gather industry leaders, policymakers, and scholars from both sides of the Pacific to discuss the past, present, and future of the U.S. and Japanese auto industries, paying particular attention to the issues of trade, management, and technological change. Keynote speaker and panelist announcements forthcoming.

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison

Mar 12, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
In July 2014 Washington Post journalist and former Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of espionage. What followed was a harrowing 544 day stint in an Iranian prison, and an extraordinary campaign led by his family, the Washington Post, and prominent journalism organizations for his release. Join Rezaian for a discussion on his book “Prisoner,” which details his 18-month imprisonment in a maximum security facility, his journey through the Iranian legal system and how his release became part of the Iran nuclear deal.

Human Rights in North Korea

Feb 20, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
Donia Human Rights Center Panel. Human Rights in North Korea: Crimes Against Humanity, Advocacy for Change, and Future ProspectsKang Cheol Hwan, Jared Genser, Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, and Kiyoteru Tsutsui