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Ford School students host annual US-Canada conference

Mar 31, 2015
The 6th annual Ford+SPPG Conference took place earlier this month at Joan and Sanford Weill Hall in Ann Arbor. The event brings together MPP candidates from the Ford School and the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance...
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Welcome, and welcome back, to the Ford School

Sep 1, 2014
Members of the Ford School community—welcome, and welcome back! Summer tends to send us all around the globe—for family vacations, for research projects, for service engagements, for internships and jobs—but I love this time of year, when we...
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.
Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination Series

Embracing diversity in national security and diplomacy

Oct 21, 2021, 12:00-12:50 pm EDT
The series, open to U-M students, faculty, and staff, is designed to foster dialogue on important issues of U.S. public policy. Facilitated by faculty discussants Susan Page and Javed Ali, this session focuses on the need for diversity in one of the nation’s oldest government agencies. 
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

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.

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. 

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!
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2019 Ford School Commencement

May 4, 2019, 4:30-6:30 pm EDT
Rackham Auditorium
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2019!

2019 Graduation Open House

May 3, 2019, 3:00-5:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Enjoy delicious food and live music as you tour the classrooms, spaces and suites of Weill Hall.
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Counterterrorism in 2020: Future prospects and challenges

Oct 3, 2018, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Towsley Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali will moderate a panel discussion with three leading counterterrorism experts--Peter Bergen, Barbara McQuade, and Chris Costa.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Russia 2018: Preparing for the Post-Putin Era

Feb 21, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
On March 18 of this year Vladimir Putin will likely win easy re-election to a 4th term as Russian president.  But expectation is growing in Russia that this will be his last term as President, opening a Pandora’s box of uncertainty and competing succession scenarios with broad consequences for Russia’s internal direction, and external ambitions.

Beyond the Wall: The Human Toll of Border Crossings

Jan 31, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
A Livingston Award-winning journalist, a MacArthur Genius and anthropologist, and a U-M public policy expert will share the stories and findings behind immigration statistics and discuss the complexities, ramifications and human lives that are involved in clandestine migration.
Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

The depth of our divisions, the breadth of our communities

Sep 18, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
With refugee crises and related humanitarian issues at the center of so many national and global conversations, join us for the 2017 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture with Dr. Nadina Christopoulou to learn how one network created a sanctuary for migrant and refugee women and their children.

Film Screening - The Diplomat

Jan 25, 2016, 7:00 pm EST
Michigan Theater
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Michigan Theater present The Diplomat with a special introduction by former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher R. Hill. The Diplomat tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is waged and wars are ended.
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Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture

Film Screening: The Diplomat

Jan 25, 2016, 7:00 pm EST
Michigan Theater
With a special introduction from Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. 
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