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Saturday, May 01, 2010
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 2010 Commencement
6:00 PM -  7:30 PM

The Charge to the Class will be delivered by Michael Pan (MPP '99), Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan E. Rice. As a member of the Ambassador's personal staff, he is responsible for providing advice on U.S. policies at the United Nations on human rights, peacekeeping, development, and management issues. During last year's meeting of the UN General Assembly, he served as the control officer for President Obama's first visit to the United Nations.

Prior to joining the Administration, he served on the Obama-Biden Transition Team and was the Deputy Director of the Washington Office of Human Rights Watch. From 2005 to 2008, he served as the First Officer for Human Rights in the Executive Office of the Secretary- General at the United Nations, where he was the primary staff aide to Secretary-General Kofi Annan for issues pertaining to human rights, transitional justice, and the rule of law. Also during his tenure at the United Nations, he served on the transition team for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and was a Political Advisor in the Office of Legal Affairs, specializing on the UN's assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia.

Thursday, May 13, 2010
New York City Alumni Reception
6:00 PM -  8:00 PM

Over 40 alumni and friends joined Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, in New York City for a Ford School alumni reception.

Dean Collins and Susan E. McLaughlin (MPP '93, Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY) kicked off the event with a presentation about the current financial crisis.