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Apr 02, 2020
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
This webinar is open to Ford School community only. Weiser Diplomacy Center director and professor of public policy John Ciorciari will lead this virtual session with our Ford School colleagues Mohammad Akbar Zadran and Matt Rigdon in a discussion...
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Mar 27, 2020
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
**Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled.  We are working to reschedule for a future date or deliver this content in a different format. Check this page or follow @fordschool on Twitter for updates. Learn more here about the University of...
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Mar 24, 2020
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Future Fordies, want to learn more about the Ford School’s lively, engaged research centers? Staff and faculty will present information about how you can get involved. Our Research Centers #2: Weiser Diplomacy CenterMarch 24, 2020, 12:00-12:30 pmThe...
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Mar 23, 2020
4:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Please note: this event will take place at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. **Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been canceled.  We are working to reschedule for a future date or...
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Feb 26, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Please join us for a talk with Denis McDonough, former White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy...
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Feb 19, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.  This Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture will examine the nexus between labor rights and trade—a crucial topic as U.S. and global trade arrangements are being renegotiated. It will...
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Feb 17, 2020
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Please join the Weiser Diplomacy Center, the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, and the Center for Rusia, East European, and Eurasian Studies for a talk with Dr. Aram Simonyan, a visiting Fulbright Fellow.  Short Abstract:  Curbing corruption in...
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Jan 29, 2020
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
This is not a public event. Seminar is open to Ford School students only.  Please join us for a Career Talk & Seminar with Eric Beinhart and Gregory Ducot from U.S. Department of Justice in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari,...
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Jan 28, 2020
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
This is not a public event. Seminar is open to Ford School students only.  Please join us for a Lunch Talk with Susan C. Doman in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy...
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Jan 20, 2020
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 am: Click here to provide lunch dietary restrictions. RSVP does not guarantee a seat-- first come first seated until room is full. (Overflow seating available to watch livestream...
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Jan 15, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception and Dedication of Russia paintings by artist Judith Gerhold Manthorpe to follow.    This event will feature a conversation between noted Russian journalist and scholar Yevgenia Albats and Ambassador Susan...
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Dec 06, 2019
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
The Weiser Diplomacy Center in collaboration with The University of Virginia National Security Policy Center and Meridian International Center will host a forum that will engage policymakers, military officials, academic experts, diplomats and other...
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Oct 01, 2019, Nov 05, 2019, Dec 03, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:30 pm
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is hosting a series of practice sessions for students interested in applying for the U.S. Foreign Service. We will be holding three sessions covering the three parts of the Foreign Service Oral Assessment. These sessions...
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Dec 02, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Since 2011, Syrians have witnessed widespread atrocities with an estimated 500,000 killed, tens of thousands disappeared and 12 million displaced from their homes. The International Criminal Court cannot prosecute Syrian war criminals, and...
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Nov 21, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. The Weiser Diplomacy Center is partnering with the American Academy of Diplomacy to bring seasoned U.S. diplomats to Ford School and discuss the U.S., Iran and Security in Persian Gulf. We invite all students and...
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Nov 18, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
We invite the Ford School community to a seminar with Ambassador Klosson from Save the Children. The session will focus on the expanding number of people caught up in humanitarian crises around the world for increasingly protracted periods, and the...
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Oct 01, 2019, Nov 05, 2019, Dec 03, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:30 pm
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is hosting a series of practice sessions for students interested in applying for the U.S. Foreign Service. We will be holding three sessions covering the three parts of the Foreign Service Oral Assessment. These sessions...
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Oct 28, 2019, Nov 04, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 11:30 am to 12:50 pm
This opporunity is open to Ford School students, who will receive the sign up form in a separate email. A light lunch will be served. Monday, October 28: Indo-Pacific Diplomacy:What to Look for at the November 4 East Asia Summit in Bangkok The South...
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Oct 28, 2019, Nov 04, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 11:30 am to 12:50 pm
This opporunity is open to Ford School students, who will receive the sign up form in a separate email. A light lunch will be served. Monday, October 28: Indo-Pacific Diplomacy:What to Look for at the November 4 East Asia Summit in Bangkok The South...
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Oct 25, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Open to Ford School Community only. A light lunch will be served.  We invite you to a student session with Congressman Ted Deutch and his Chief of Staff Josh Rogin. Most Americans look to the White House or the State Department to understand...
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Oct 10, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In conversation with Joan and Sanford Weill Dean Michael Barr. Free and open to the public. Tickets required. ***Watch the video*** From the speaker’s bio: Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney,...
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Oct 04, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This event is by invitation only. Earlier in the day on Friday, October 4, Secretary Rice will deliver a talk for the University of Michigan community. Ticketing and other information here. About the event: The Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center...
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Oct 04, 2019
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
It's been 10 years since our first BA students graduated. It's been 20 years since we were named for President Gerald R. Ford. And it's been 50 years since our first Master of Public Policy students entered the Institute of Public Policy Studies. We...
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Oct 01, 2019, Nov 05, 2019, Dec 03, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:30 pm
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is hosting a series of practice sessions for students interested in applying for the U.S. Foreign Service. We will be holding three sessions covering the three parts of the Foreign Service Oral Assessment. These sessions...
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Sep 30, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
This is event is open to Ford School and WCEE, WCED and CREES students. Sign up here please. A light lunch will be provided.   The Cold War ended in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the collapse of central planned systems and totalitarian...
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Sep 23, 2019, Sep 27, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Victoria Pebbles, Program Director at Great Lakes Commission, will host this environmental policy simulation focused on the challenges and potential solutions to managing invasive mussels that have blanketed large portions of the North American...
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Sep 25, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Reception and book signing to follow. About the event: Join us for an arm-chair conversation between Ambassador Samantha Power and Professor John Ciorciari, Director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center, as they discuss Ambassador Power’s distinguished...
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Sep 23, 2019, Sep 27, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Victoria Pebbles, Program Director at Great Lakes Commission, will host this environmental policy simulation focused on the challenges and potential solutions to managing invasive mussels that have blanketed large portions of the North American...
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Sep 13, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. About the event: Please join us to celebrate the launch of the Weiser Diplomacy Center with a conversation on U.S. foreign policy and the evolving Transatlantic relationship. Former National Security...
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Sep 08, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 IPC/WDC Welcome Picnic! Come and kick off the fall term with faculty and staff from the International Policy Center and the Weiser Diplomacy Center. We are once again looking forward to an informal gathering with the members of...
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Sep 06, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:50 pm
About the event: Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun discusses U.S. policy and strategy for achieving the denuclearization of North Korea and the transformation of U.S.-North Korean relations. Biegun provides an overview of events...
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May 03, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Enjoy delicious food and live music as you tour the classrooms, spaces and suites of Weill Hall. Pose for a silly selfie with friends, faculty, and staff at the photo booth. And don't forget to pick up some gear from the Spirit Store so you can wear...
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Apr 18, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Over the past five years, a growing number of Xinjiang Uighurs have been sent to re-education camps by the Chinese government, most without trials or release dates.  Estimates have reached as high as one million detainees.   The Chinese government...
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Apr 11, 2019
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Join the Weiser Diplomacy Center and American Academy of Diplomacy for a live recording of the latest episode of the podcast American Diplomat: The Stories behind the news. Ambassador Peter F. Romero and writer Laura Bennett will host Ambassador...
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Apr 04, 2019, Apr 09, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Participating students are required to attend both sessions: April 4 - Weill 1210, Introduction, role assignment, distribution of scenario and background readingsApril 9 - Weill 3240, SimulationInterested students please sign up here.   The Ford...
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Apr 04, 2019, Apr 09, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Participating students are required to attend both sessions: April 4 - Weill 1210, Introduction, role assignment, distribution of scenario and background readingsApril 9 - Weill 3240, SimulationInterested students please sign up here.   The Ford...
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Mar 18, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. From the speaker's bio: William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States. Ambassador Burns retired...
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Mar 13, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. This event will be live web-streamed. Check back here just before the event for viewing information. Join the conversation: #policytalks About the event: In 2017, journalist Christina Goldbaum’s on-the-ground...
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Mar 12, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In July 2014 Washington Post journalist and former Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of espionage. What followed was a harrowing 544 day stint in an Iranian prison, and an extraordinary campaign led by his...
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Feb 25, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Join us for a Meet and Greet session with Lou Fintor, the Ford School’s new Diplomat in Residence (DIR), a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer offering State Department career, internship, and fellowship information. If you are interested...
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Feb 23, 2019
8:00 am to 7:30 pm
On February 23, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will host graduate students from 14 universities to participate in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. This year’s competition—a partnership between the University of Virginia...
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Feb 14, 2019
11:00 am to 7:30 pm
The 2019 Schuman Challenge will welcome undergraduate students from seventeen different U.S. colleges and universities to the EU Delegation to the United States in Washington DC on February 14-15, 2019. During the competition, students will work in...
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Feb 11, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Weiser Diplomacy Center invites all students to join us for a student workshop lunch and conversation with Professor Jennifer Haverkamp discussing about International Climate Change Diplomacy. If you are interested, please sign up here. Jennifer A...
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Jan 28, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He returned to Yale Law School in January 2013 after serving for nearly four years as the 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. Professor Koh is one of...
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