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Monday, January 14, 2013
A Conversation with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Ben Bernanke

Please join us as Chairman Bernanke visits the University of Michigan for a conversation with Ford School Dean Susan M. Collins on monetary policy, recovery from the global financial crisis, and long-term challenges facing the U.S. economy.

Chairman Bernanke will also take questions from the audience and from Twitter.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ford Policy Union: Pros and cons of free trade
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM

This Ford Policy Union, a public debate event, will feature Thea Lee and Alan Deardorff discussing the costs and benefits of free trade.

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Film screening and discussion with Sophal Ear - End/Beginning: Cambodia
5:30 PM -  7:30 PM

Written and narrated by Sophal Ear, Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, the film tells the story of Sophal Ear's family's escape from the Khmer rouge regime.

Friday, January 18, 2013
Aid dependence in Cambodia: How foreign assistance undermines Democracy
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways. Cambodia, a post-conflict state that cannot refuse aid, is rife with trial-and-error donor experiments and their unintended results, including bad governance—a major impediment to rational economic growth. Based on a comparison of how more and less aid-dependent sectors have performed, Sophal Ear, Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, will highlight the complicity of foreign assistance in helping to degrade Cambodia's political

Monday, January 21, 2013
Panel Discussion on Mental Health and the Prison Industrial Complex
12:30 PM -  2:00 PM

The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) presents this important conversation with panelists Deb Golden, Natalie Holbrook, Elizabeth Kita, Tony Rome, and Shaka Senghor.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Black and Blue documentary film screening and panel discussion
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

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 Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game, followed by a panel discussion featuring former Senator Buzz Thomas (grandson of Willis Ward) and Steve Ford (son of President Gerald R. Ford) on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Day events.

Monday, January 28, 2013
The City After Abandonment
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Many American cities, especially those in the Northeast and Midwest, have lost jobs and population for decades. Nevertheless, most city leaders pursue growth whether through tax incentives or stadiums and casinos, and most neighborhood activists envision redeveloped and rebuilt communities. But do alternatives exist? The City after Abandonment tackles that issue by addressing three questions. What do cities become after abandonment? What institutions and policies make a difference in what such cities become? What should these cities become? The panelists will discuss the book's findings and what these suggest about the future for better, though smaller, cities.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A human rights initiative lecture: Challenges facing international justice
1:00 PM -  3:00 PM

Professor Scheffer will address some of the key judicial, political, and financial challenges facing the international criminal tribunals and America's role in them. He will draw upon his recent book, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals, and his current work related to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Science, Technology, and Public Policy graduate certificate information session
7:00 PM -  8:00 PM

The Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program invites you to attend the STPP GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION