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Megan A. Stewart

Associate Professor and Director of the International Policy Center
Megan A. Stewart is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Her research interests focus on explaining variation in how changes to social, economic, and political…
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Stewart receives prestigious APSA book award

Apr 1, 2024
Associate professor and International Policy Center director Megan Stewart will be honored with the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) 2021-2022 Conflict Processes Section’s Best Book Award for her book, Governing for Revolution: Social...
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Ford school faculty available to weigh in on 2024 elections

Jan 28, 2024
The University of Michigan has published an experts guide to the 2024 elections. Ford School faculty are available to offer insights on relevant issues impacting the elections, including the following:  Economics Betsey Stevenson, professor of...
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Confronting the “Coup Belt” in Africa

Dec 12, 2023
Susan D. Page and Kamissa Camara in discussion An alarming number of countries in Africa have been experiencing coups over the past few years—a total of nine coups in three years—in Sudan, Burkina Faso (twice), Chad, Guinea, Mali (twice), and more...
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Meet Megan Stewart

Dec 12, 2023
Expert on inequality and political violence now directs the Ford School’s International Policy Center As an undergraduate, associate professor Megan Stewart took a class on Middle East politics and became interested in how a political movement,...
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ASEAN nations need support to counter China - Ciorciari

Sep 13, 2023 VOA
John Ciorciari, VOA: John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan, said in an email to VOA Khmer that ASEAN remains an important forum for diplomacy, but “without consensus on some of the region’s most pressing...
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Ciorciari comments on India-Middle East rail link announcement

Sep 12, 2023
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Joe Biden and other G20 leaders announced plans to construct a rail and shipping corridor that would link India with the Middle East and Europe.  The Ford School's John Ciorciari, whose research...
In the Media

Ciorciari on China's reaction to US-Japan-South Korea accords

Aug 25, 2023 VOA
John Ciorciari, VOA: John Ciorciari, professor of research and policy engagement at the University of Michigan, said in an email to VOA Khmer that in the short term, China will likely act assertively to show that closer cooperation among South...
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PPIA students reflect on their summer of study and social life 

Aug 2, 2023
What are the dynamics of inequity in labor markets? How do we determine appropriate categories for people in a multicultural society?  How is the U.S. approach to ethnicity and nationality different from what they are doing in Europe?  These were...
In the Media

Ali on Prigozhin's blunt Ukraine was assessment

Jun 27, 2023 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: Javed Ali, an associate professor of practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, told Newsweek Monday afternoon that Prigozhin's remarks were the "most blunt and direct repudiation of President Putin's long-standing...
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Page on scaling of USAID projects

Jun 26, 2023 Devex
Susan D. Page, Devex: Susan Page, who served as U.N. assistant secretary-general to Haiti and in various U.S. government roles, including USAID, said that even when the agency attempts to work with smaller organizations, often the math just doesn’t...
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Ciorciari: US relationship with India a "counterbalance" to China

Jun 24, 2023 ARD Germany
John Ciorciari, ARD Germany: And this commitment would suit the United States just fine. Because the relationship with the other big "player" in the region, China, has recently gotten worse and worse. John Ciorciari, professor of international...
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Page speaks about U.S. mistakes in early Sudan negotiations

May 19, 2023 The World
Susan D. Page, The World: "They believed Berhan and Hemedti would in fact turn over power to the civilians...I could not believe that Molly Phee was getting on a plane to go talk to the generals shortly after they launched the coup. A number of us...
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Ambassador Page widely sought for Sudan insights

May 10, 2023
As two rival generals continue their deadly feud for control of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, fears are rising of of another major regional conflagration. Ambassador Susan D. Page, Ford School Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy, has...
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From grounded to global

May 3, 2023
"One positive international experience can flip a switch, change a student's academic and professional trajectory. You never know what that experience might be," says Dan Ellis, assistant director of the International Policy Center (IPC). He and...
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Forensic anthropology in Guatemala

May 3, 2023
Lessons in restorative justice By Miriam Wasserman In spring 2019, Aprisal Malale (MPP '20) found himself at the side of an unmarked grave in Guatemala.  Malale, along with Towsley Policymaker in Residence Hardy Vieux (MPP/JD '97), and three...
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A dynamic hub for international policy education

May 3, 2023
To address our most pressing global challenges, we need professionals with the knowledge and skills to analyze complex problems, build policy coalitions, and advocate effectively" John Ciorciari The Ford School's two internationally-focused...
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Ford School hosts alum, Korean governor Kim Dong Yeon

Apr 13, 2023
The Ford School hosted Kim Dong Yeon (MPP ‘91, PhD ‘93),  governor of the Gyeonggi province — the largest province in South Korea. His visit to Ann Arbor included signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the University that will send South Korean...
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Ali provides insight into leaked Pentagon documents

Apr 12, 2023
Documents leaked from the Pentagon created a media firestorm, leaving many questions in the minds of Americans. With over 20 years of experience in intelligence, Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided analysis on some of the biggest...