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


Catalyzing real and lasting change
We're engaged near and far with critical policy challenges
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A rigorous, applied policy education
Preparing students to act, serve, and lead
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Named for Michigan's favorite son
"The aura of President Ford is in these halls"
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“Since [Ferguson], government officials and the media have blamed police militarization on a U.S. Department of Defense program, begun in 1997, that [...]
“This month, we are inundated with pink,” writes Shobita Parthasarathy, for The Conversation, a news source newly launched in the U.S. to offer views [...]



SEATING PASS REQUIRED. Honoring the Ford School's Centennial Reunion, we welcome Steven D. Levitt [...]

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
A presentation by Peter Hinrichs, research economist in the Research Department of [...]
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Come to this workshop to learn more about finding funding for your [...]
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


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Why the Ford School?
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Global Impact
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