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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A current Education Policy Initiative study is the topic of the September 26 MLive article by Roberto Acosta, “University of Michigan studies reading [...]
Written for Global Michigan by William Foreman . Brazil’s presidential election on Oct. 5 could be tight. The incumbent is Dilma Rousseff, who has [...]



The candidates for Regent of the University of Michigan have been invited to [...]

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The Diversity Center Community Conversation series welcomes Richard Primus, professor of law [...]
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Ford Security Seminars (FSS) bring together University of Michigan faculty and graduate [...]
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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
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Global Impact
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