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The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
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Connected

Catalyzing real and lasting change
We're engaged near and far with critical policy challenges
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World-class

A rigorous, applied policy education
Preparing students to act, serve, and lead
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Inspired

Named for Michigan's favorite son
"The aura of President Ford is in these halls"
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News

Policy analysis and prescience, making life better
To solve a vexing problem. To seize a promising opportunity. To find the best path forward. For centuries, for millennia, we’ve sought the power of [...]
Marina v.N. Whitman was featured in the December 13 edition of the Detroit Free Press as a Guest Writer. Her article, “ The economy, looking up, but [...]

Events

Jan
14

The Ford School and the Education Policy Initiative welcome Janet Napolitano, President [...]

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Jan
12
The Ford School is pleased to welcome 2013 Livingston Award winner Luke [...]
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Jan
21
Ta-Nehisi Coates delves into the conflicted and hopeful state of black America [...]
5:10 pm to 6:00 pm

Videos

Policy Topics

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Why the Ford School?
Why should you choose the Ford School?
Making a real and lasting difference in the world through game-changing discoveries; actionable policy solutions; rigorous, applied courses; and our powerful and growing network of alumni.More
Ford School Grads in Action
Ford School Grads in Action
Global Impact
The policy interests of Ford School students and alumni are diverse—they’re local and global, corporate and not-for-profit, educational and economic.Careers map