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Tuesday, October 02, 2012
"The Martian's Daughter" by Marina von Neumann Whitman
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM
Marina v.N. Whitman

Marina Whitman, Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, will read from and discuss her new memoir, The Martian's Daughter (University of Michigan Press, available in September), at an event hosted by the University Library and co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, the Center for the Education of Women, and the University of Michigan Press.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Korea Days (Ann Arbor) - A Discussion of political security, business and cultural affairs
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

The Nam Center for Korean Studies hosts the Korea Society leadership for a presentation on The Korea-U.S. Partnership, a discussion of political security challenges, business opportunities and cultural affairs. Speakers to include Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard, Ambassador Mark Minton, and Professor Alan V. Deardorff; with remarks from Susan Collins, Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School, and Nojin Kwak, Director of the Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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The battle over climate change
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Tom Clynes is a contributing editor at Popular Science, and a 2010 U-M Knight Wallace Fellow. He also writes and photographs for National Geographic, Men's Journal, GQ, and other publications. See current article.Tom works with organizations that want to stimulate action and involvement. His high-intrigue, high-energy programs catalyze creativity and challenge participants to open up their thinking.

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Monday, October 08, 2012
How money corrupts Congress
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Lecture by Lawrence Lessig, Harvard professor of law and leadership
Lawrence Lessig

Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Lecture by Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The U.S. and the ocean: Policy, politics, and the public by Jerry R. Schubel
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

The U.S. has largest Exclusive Economic Zone of all nations, and in 2010 got our first ever National Ocean Policy, but have failed to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the ocean is rarely mentioned as a source of jobs and new economic activity in the current debate. Ocean scientists seek ocean policies based on sound science, but are limited by lack of experience in the policy arena and by the lack of appropriate institutional structures to engage them and their expertise. Jerry R. Schubel, PhD, President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific will offer some observations on disruptive strategies.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
The University of Michigan tribute to Mrs. Betty Ford
3:00 PM -  4:30 PM


A trailblazing First Lady who brought candor and integrity to our national conversation. A passionate advocate of women's rights, Mrs. Ford engaged challenging social issues at great political risk and with a rare personal vulnerability. Her considerable impact on American life and culture has only deepened with time.

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Friday, October 12, 2012
50th Reunion Weekend: Class of 1962
All Day Event
Weill Hall

The University of Michigan and the Ford School are planning a series of activities to welcome the class of 1962 back to Ann Arbor. The Reunion Weekend will offer alumni the chance to reconnect with old classmates and visit campus. Though much has changed since its time as the Institute for Public Administration, the Ford School of Public Policy is still committed to public policy research and education-come visit us and see how!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
25% by 2025: Michigan's renewable energy ballot proposition
4:00 PM -  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 School of Business and School of Natural Resources
and Environment, University of Michigan

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Eurozone Crisis from an Italian Perspective
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Lucia Tajoli, a visiting professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and a Professor of Economics at the Politecnico di Milano, will give a 'Conversations on Europe' lecture.

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Friday, October 19, 2012
Land Abandonment, Land Development: The Future of Detroit - Bus Tour and Panel Discussion
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM

Bios
Reynolds Farley, after teaching at Duke, came to the University of Michigan in 1967where he has held appointments at the Population Studies Center and the Institute for Social Research. His teaching and research focused upon demographic trends in the United States with an emphasize upon racial issues. For more than a dozen years, he taught the course: The History and Future of Detroit. Along with Sheldon Danziger and Harry Holzer, he wrote Detroit Divided and maintains the website: www.Detroit1701,org.

John Gallagher is a veteran journalist and author whose latest book, 'Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City,' was named by the Huffington Post as among the best social and political books of 2010. John is a native of New York City. He joined the Detroit Free Press in 1987 to cover urban and economic redevelopment efforts in Detroit and Michigan, a post which he still holds. His other books include 'Great Architecture of Michigan' and, as co-author, 'AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture.' John and his wife, Sheu-Jane, live along Detroit's east riverfront.

Avis C. Vidal, Professor of Urban Planning at Wayne State University, analyzes alternative approaches to strengthening poor neighborhoods. She is best known for her seminal research on community development corporations (CDCs), but has also analyzed the potential of such varied approaches as the federal Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community program and university-community partnerships. Her current research examines the efforts of anchor institutions and others to revitalize the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit. Prior to joining Wayne State, she served as Principal Research Associate at the Urban Institute; Director of the Community Development Research Center at the New School for Social Research; Senior Analysts on the Legislative and Urban Policy Staff at HUD; and Associate Professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

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Race, inequality, cultural deficiency narratives, and schooling
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A Rackham Centennial Lecture
Angel Harris

A Rackham Centennial Lecture featuring Angel Harris, Princeton University Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy Alumnus.

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Monday, October 22, 2012
College going in Michigan: A first Look at impacts of the Michigan Merit Curriculum
8:00 AM -  4:30 PM

The Michigan Consortium for Educational Research (MCER) will present early impact analyses for the first graduating cohort to experience the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC). This first-look at results will address what has happened to student achievement, graduation and dropout rates, and college enrollment and persistence as a result of MMC implementation. In addition, representatives from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) will discuss Michigan's efforts to adopt new College and Career Ready standards. The conference is geared towards engaging participants in a discussion of achievement and college-going trends in Michigan - in order to consider how evidence-based practices can support educational improvement efforts at the state and local levels.

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Friday, October 26, 2012
The Twenty-third BREAD Conference on Development Economics
All Day Event

By invitation only.

About BREAD and BREAD Conferences
Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, BREAD, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics. BREAD organizes conferences on development economics with a focus on mirco-economic issues.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Twenty-third BREAD Conference on Development Economics
All Day Event

By invitation only.

About BREAD and BREAD Conferences
Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, BREAD, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics. BREAD organizes conferences on development economics with a focus on mirco-economic issues.

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Race, incarceration, and American values
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Lecture by Glenn Loury Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University.
Glenn Loury

Policy Talks @ the Ford School

From the speaker's bio: Glenn C. Loury is a distinguished academic economist who has contributed to a variety of areas in applied microeconomic theory. He has written over 200 essays and reviews on racial inequality and social policy that have appeared in dozens of influential journals of public affairs in the U.S. and abroad.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Lecture by Daniel Lurie, CEO & Founder of Tipping Point
7:00 PM -  8:30 PM
Daniel Lurie

Daniel Lurie is an emerging voice for philanthropy and has started an organization called Tipping Point — named after the book by Malcolm Gladwell about how a small group of people can make a big difference.

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