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Ford School wins innovation in international programming award

Jun 14, 2021
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) recognized the Ford School of Public Policy's Student-Initiated Projects (SIPs) and Extended Research Projects (ERPs) with the Innovation Award for Professional Development...
In the Media

Ciorciari analyzes U.S. priorities in Cambodia

May 31, 2021 VOA Cambodia
Ahead of the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State's visit to Cambodia, foreign policy experts debated what the visit could mean. Many pointed to the relationship between Cambodia and China, including John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy...
In the Media

Ciorciari's new book on governance failure featured in podcast

May 2, 2021 Burn Bag Podcast
In speaking about his new book, “Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States,” Ciorciari discusses what sovereignty sharing is, defining it as "consent-based agreements between a national government and international actors to share domestic authority,"...
In the Media

Amid border surge, Lin discusses immigration reform

Mar 22, 2021 Sinclair Broadcast Group
“It matters in the sense that members of Congress and the president will be worried about the public reaction to the surge might affect the willingness to support either of these bills,” said Ann Lin, as a surge of migrants — including unaccompanied...
Publication

Ciorciari’s new book sheds light on sovereignty sharing

Mar 11, 2021
In fragile states, where human rights violations run amuck and conflicts create instability, domestic and international actors sometimes take the extraordinary step to share sovereignty to combine knowledge and resources to increase accountability...
News

Ambassador Levitsky’s gift supports student internships

Feb 11, 2021
With a generous gift from Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, a Professor of International Policy and Practice, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will establish the Joan Levitsky Internship Fund. The Fund, established in memory of Joan Levitsky,...
In the Media

Page comments on Biden's first foreign policy speech

Feb 5, 2021 Just Security
After President Biden gave his first major foreign policy speech on Thursday, which focused on repairing America's image across the globe and issues ranging from Yemen and China to global efforts to tackle climate change, Professor Susan D. Page...
News

Ford School experts address Biden priorities in new policy memos

Jan 19, 2021
As the Biden administration embarks on its first hundred days, experts from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy have produced a series of policy briefs in their areas of expertise. All of the prepared briefs can be downloaded here: Ali on...
News

Ciorciari supports U-M Law alum charged in Cambodia crackdown

Nov 24, 2020
University of Michigan Law School alum Theary Seng cut her hair live on Radio Free Asia this past Thursday. It was not for fashion but convenience: should she go to jail the next week, she wanted to be prepared to deal with lice.  Seng is a...
News

Levitsky predicts impeachment for Brazil’s Bolsonaro

May 14, 2020
Brazil’s Supreme Court on April 28 ordered an investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro after popular Justice Minister Sérgio Moro resigned and accused him of firing the country’s Federal Police chief in an attempt to interfere with investigations....
News

Ambassador Susan Rice visits the Ford School on MLK Jr. Day

Jan 23, 2020
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Ford School hosted Ambassador Susan Rice, former United Nations Ambassador and former U.S. National Security Advisor, for a conversation with Dean Michael S. Barr on her new memoir Tough Love: My Story of the...
News

Weiser Diplomacy Center launch series makes a big splash

Oct 23, 2019
The Ford School’s new Weiser Diplomacy Center officially launched this fall with visits from an all-star lineup of leaders in foreign affairs. A lecture by Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for North Korea, kicked off the series. In a...
News

Slate of prominent speakers launches Weiser Diplomacy Center

Aug 26, 2019
A lecture by Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for North Korea, will kick off a series of talks planned for the fall at the new Weiser Diplomacy Center housed at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of...
News

Lou Fintor new U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence

Feb 4, 2019
Lou Fintor is the Ford School’s new Diplomat in Residence (DIR), a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer offering State Department career, internship, and fellowship information.Joining the Foreign Service in 2002, Fintor served as U.S....
News

A Q&A with John Ciorciari: U.S.-North Korea summit

Jun 8, 2018
Written by Mandira Banerjee, Michigan News John Ciorciari is professor of public policy and director of the International Policy Center at the Ford School of Public Policy. His research focuses on Southeast Asia and foreign policy strategies, human...

NASPAA-Batten student simulation competition 2021 - Pandemic 2.0

Feb 27, 2021, 12:00-6:00 pm EST
Graduate students from more than 80 universities around Americas, Middle East, Africa and Europe will address pandemic in virtual NASPAA-Batten student simulation competition developed by the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming. 
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.