Past Events


Oct 21, 2015
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public. Join the conversation: #policytalks In 2013, Detroit filed for bankruptcy, marking the largest municipal bankrupty in U.S. History. This case culminated in the creation and approval of the $194.8 million...
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Oct 15, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
David Houle, post-doctorate fellow at the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), will present a brief introduction to Canadian politics and an overview of the current 2015 federal election set to unfold on October 19, 2015. The...
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Oct 13, 2015
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Free and open to the public. Registration required. Registration required. The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) invites our Washington DC colleagues to attend a discussion hosted by the Wilson Center/Canada Institute featuring...
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Oct 01, 2015
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public.   Mayor George Heartwell will talk about challenges and successes of implementing sustainable practices within the City of Grand Rapids.   This event is hosted by Program in the Environment (PitE) and co-sponsored by...
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Oct 01, 2015
2:00 pm
This webinar was presented on October 1, 2015.  It can be viewed online and the Powerpoint presentation can also be downloaded as a PDF file. Citizens Research Council of Micigan (CRC) and the University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and...
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Sep 28, 2015
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Speaker:  Ian Rowlands, Professor, University of Waterloo Free and open to the public.(Pizza lunch available at 11:30am, lecture begins at 11:40am) Sponsored by: Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) Co-Sponsors: MEnergy, Michigan’s...
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Apr 22, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pizza lunch served at 11:50 AM  Book sigining with Margo Oge immediately following (books will be available for purchase).  In recognition of Earth Day, please join us for a very special lecture about what it takes to pass historic air quality...
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Apr 16, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. About the panel:Bad news: decaying streets, scarce parking, increased congestion make driving to work more and more frustrating.  On the other hand, more sophisticated hardware and software are...
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Apr 15, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free and open to the public Join in the conversation using #fordschoolvotes. Featuring candidates from the following wards: Ward 1: Sabra Briere & Will LeafWard 3: Zach Ackerman Ward 4: Jack Eaton & Jaime MagieraWard 5: Mike Anglin &...
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Apr 08, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
This event has been CANCELED. About the lecture:The development of shale gas, especially through hydraulic fracturing (or 'fracking') has become increasingly important and contested. While much as been written on shale extraction policy in the US,...
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Mar 18, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free and open to the public.  Click HERE to read the full text of Michael Pagano's presentation. Description:To effectively address the fiscal challenges confronting cities, we cannot assume that that there is a mythical ‘average’ city or ‘best...
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Mar 12, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Join the conversation: #policytalks More details to be announced. From Mayor Mike Duggan's bio: Mike Duggan was elected as Detroit’s new Mayor on November 5, 2013 and took office on January 1, 2014.   As Mayor, he will...
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Feb 16, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Click HERE to read the full text of Dr. Metzenbaum's remarks. Free and open to the public. Shelley Metzenbaum, President, The Volcker Alliance (former Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management at the White House Office of...
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Nov 05, 2014
11:30 am
Free and open to the public. Daniel Raimi, Associate in Research, Duke University Energy Institute Sponsored by:Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) Co-Sponsors: Program in the Environment; Erb Institute; Environmental Law Policy...
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Oct 20, 2014
11:30 am
About the lecture:The modern environmental regulatory state in the U.S. has been dictated by statutes that are more than four decades old and is in need of updating. However, in the face of a gridlocked Congress and growing partisanship nationwide,...
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Oct 06, 2014
12:00 pm
A presentation by the Michigan Public Policy Survey Program Managers, Tom Ivacko and Debra Horner.   Click here for the powerpoint presentation. Click here for the related policy report. About the Michigan Public Policy Survey: The Michigan Public...
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Sep 24, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
About the Film "Black and Blue"When Georgia Tech came to Michigan in 1934, the Wolverines were forced to bench their best player, Willis Ward, because he was an African-American. The incident infuriated Ward’s best friend on the team, a future...
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Sep 24, 2014
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
About the lecture:The Obama Administration’s EPA created a stir when it recently proposed widely varying state carbon-intensity targets to be achieved by 2020 and permanently by 2030. Dr. Engel will discuss a recent paper that examines the bases for...
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Apr 17, 2014
9:00 am to 12:15 pm
This event is being hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Please contact them for more information. Read the reports related to this event: Environmental Policy in the Great Lakes Region: Current Issues and Public Opinion Shale Gas and...
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Apr 16, 2014
1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
The event is free and open to the public. Scroll to the bottom of this page for the event video. About the eventThe students of Ford School's Public Policy 456/756 class, along with their instructor and current Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje, have...
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Mar 26, 2014
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Reception and book signing following the program.Free and open to the public. Panelists:Scott Cannon, son of author James CannonCaptain James M. Cannon IV, son of author James Cannon Moderator:Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of...
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Mar 25, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.Reception to follow. Continue the conversation on social media: #policytalks From the speaker's bio:Kevyn Orr (J.D. '83) has practiced law in the areas of business restructuring, financial institution regulation, and...
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Mar 19, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Discussants: Ian Beniston, Deputy Director, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation Hunter Morrison, Director, Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium Initiative John Russo,...
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Feb 12, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Read the working paper See the presentation slides Speaker: George Fulton, Director, Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, Department of Economics, Research Professor, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment,...
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Jan 13, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided. Speaker: Susan Christopherson, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University See the presentation from the event: A Distinctive US Approach to Shale Gas Development? Abstract:...
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Dec 04, 2013
10:00 am to 11:30 am
****Watch the video**** Free and open to the public. Abstract The federal Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is the premier national example of a non-regulatory environmental policy, and it illustrates well both the potential and limitations of using...
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Oct 07, 2013
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Speaker:Kenneth E. Warner Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health About the lecture:The anti-smoking campaign has been...
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Sep 25, 2013
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
The University of Michigan's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the Detroit School Series, and the Department of Urban Planning are sponsoring a private screening of the recent documentary about the challenges facing Detroit fire...
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Sep 25, 2013
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public (pizza provided). Bob Inglis, Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. About the presenter: Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots...
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Sep 23, 2013
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Speaker: Peter Annin, Managing Director, Environmental Change Initiative at University of Notre Dame About the lecture: This presentation delves into the long history of political maneuvers and water diversion schemes that have proposed sending...
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Apr 09, 2013
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Presenting Rip Rapson, President & CEO of the Kresge Foundation Free and open to the public.A reception will immediately follow in the hallway outside of room 250. About the speaker:Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a $3....
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Apr 01, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public. Presenting:Mark Funkhouser, Director, Governing Institute, Former Mayor of Kansas City, MO Abstract"The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at...
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Mar 28, 2013
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Light reception to follow. Free and open to the public, but seating is limited.Please RSVP at 616-254-0384 or ford_events@nara.gov. Join the conversation on Twitter: #fordschoolgrandrapids About the event The Ford School's Center for Local, State,...
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Mar 22, 2013
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Open to the Public Dr. Henry Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the University of Michigan, and Tom Clynes, contributing editor at Popular Science, will deliver the keynote speech for the Fourth Annual U.S.-Canada Policy Conference, hosted...
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Feb 23, 2013
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Special screening of State of Emergency, a new documentary play inspired by Michigan's controversial Emergency Manager Law. On Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 pm, we will live-stream the performance (taking place in Flint) in Rackham's 4th floor...
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Feb 18, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public Frank J. Thompson, Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark. Author of Medicaid Politics: Federalism, Policy Durability, and Health Reform With Commentary provided by:Scott L....
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Feb 13, 2013
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenting the findings on the system of funding of local government. About the Michigan Public Policy SurveyThe Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) is a program of state-wide surveys of local government leaders in Michigan. The MPPS is designed to...
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Feb 11, 2013
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public: Reception to follow. The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) will bring together key Massachusetts and Michigan business leaders along with University of Michigan experts to explore lessons from...
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Jan 28, 2013
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenters:Margaret Dewar, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of MichiganJune Manning Thomas, Centennial Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan Commentator:John Gallagher, Author, Writer, Detroit Free Press...
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Jan 24, 2013
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Annual Conference – findings on Citizen Engagement in Michigan Townships
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Jan 23, 2013
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join the conversation on Twitter: #blackbluedocumentary The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies will host a screening of the documentary titled...
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Dec 03, 2012
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free and Open to the Public Panelists: Christopher Borick, Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion Jacquelyn Pless, Energy Policy Associate, National Conference of State Legislatures Erich Schwartzel, Editor of Pipeline, Pittsburgh...
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Oct 17, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public Panelists: Eric Lupher, Director of Local Affairs, Citizens Research Council of Michigan Sanya Carley, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Thomas P. Lyon, Professor, Ross...
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Sep 28, 2012
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Michigan Capital Area Chapter, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference – Spring 2012 MPPS Emergency Manager law (PA4) findings
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May 01, 2012
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
CIERS Special EventCIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around...
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Apr 25, 2012
8:30 am to 10:00 am
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research...
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Apr 10, 2012
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
From the Oakland County City Managers Association monthly meeting – findings on the EVIP program.
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Apr 04, 2012
8:30 am to 10:00 am
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research...
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Mar 28, 2012
8:30 am to 10:00 am
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research...
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Mar 26, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Join the conversation: #fordschoolspellings Lecture by the Honorable Margaret Spellings,Former U.S. Secretary of Education (2005-2009) Abstract: The seminal education law known as No Child Left Behind put critical...
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