Past Events


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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Mar 21, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sponsored by the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). EPI is a program of coordinated activities designed to bring the latest academic knowledge to issues of education policy. Generous support...
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Mar 21, 2012
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
From the Michigan Municipal League (MML) Capital Conference – Local Government Performance Management and the EVIP program findings.
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Mar 19, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Auditorium doors will open at 3:30 PM on March 19. Join the conversation on Twitter: #closupmieml Michigan's new "Emergency Manager" law (Public Act 4 of 2011, the Local Government and School District Fiscal...
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Mar 14, 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 07, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
AbstractWe examine the theoretical and practical implications of ranking teachers according to a one dimensional value-added metric when teacher effectiveness is multi-dimensional. In particular, we consider the cases in which teachers teach...
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Feb 29, 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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Feb 15, 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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Feb 13, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. AbstractThe Affordable Care Act, enacted in 2010, is reshaping how insurance and health care are provided in this country. This Federal law includes a critical role for states in expanding coverage and for local health...
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Feb 01, 2012
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
From the Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA) Winter Institute – findings on the Economic Vitality Incentive Project (EVIP).
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Feb 01, 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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Jan 30, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Richard Buery is President/CEO of The Children's Aid Society. Founded in 1853, CAS serves 80,000 children at 45 locations in New York City and Westchester, and its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and National Center for Community Schools...
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Jan 18, 2012
8:30 am to 10:00 am
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar Presenter: Mark White, Education CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in...
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Jan 17, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. AbstractIn 2006, with the goal of increasing student achievement, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Board of Education passed policies related to effective teachers and school administrators. The leadership of the...
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Dec 14, 2011
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Presenter: Steve Hemelt, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ford School 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...
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Dec 13, 2011
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
From the South Oakland County Mayor's Association – Oakland County results from the Spring 2011 MPPS fiscal data and Fall 2011 data on the EVIP program findings.
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Dec 11, 2011
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
From the Michigan Local Government Benchmarking Consortium Conference – Fall 2011 Local Government Performance Management findings.
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Dec 07, 2011
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Presenter: Joshua Hyman, Economics and Public Policy 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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Dec 06, 2011
11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Sandwiches and soda provided. Sponsored by the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). EPI is a program of coordinated activities designed to bring the latest academic...
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Nov 30, 2011
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Presenter: Pamela Giustinelli, Institute for Social Research 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...
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Nov 16, 2011
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Presenter: Professor David Figlio, Northwestern University 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...
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