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United States general election

Nov 8, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
States and communities across the United States will hold a general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

Michigan primary election

Aug 2, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold its primary election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

Michigan May regular election

May 3, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold a regular election on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and voters may have measures or candidates on their local ballots. The Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

The promise—and failure—of human rights

Jan 31, 2022, 4:15-5:30 pm EST
1010 Weiser Hall
The heyday of the human rights movement—the 1990s—is well behind us. At its peak, the human rights movement was the most captivating ideology of its time. 

Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

Jan 21, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Former Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun will discuss diplomatic options on the Korean Peninsula and the implications for relations between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea.
North American Colloquium

Addressing nationalist extremism in North America: Policy tools & frameworks

Jan 10, 2022, 11:45 am-1:00 pm EST
Nationalist extremism poses mounting challenges around the world, including in North America. This web-based panel discussion will focus on the policy tools and frameworks available for countering nationalist extremism in Mexico, Canada and the United States.

Michigan November elections

Nov 2, 2021, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold elections on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.
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

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

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

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

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

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.
Stream Available
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