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Monday, November 05, 2012
Information Session - Ford School BA Program
5:00 PM

Are you interested in a degree in public policy? If so, please consider attending our information session on the BA in Public Policy.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Issues & ale: election night viewing party
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Join Michigan Radio, The Center for Michigan, and the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy for a special "Issues & Ale" event, as we watch the election results roll in from across Michigan and the nation. Host Lester Graham will be joined by experts and pundits who will handicap the races, and tell us what the results mean...for our state and the U.S. Test your knowledge and win prizes by playing election trivia.

Monday, November 12, 2012
Ford Policy Union: Responsibility to protect
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM

This Ford Policy Union, a public debate event, will feature Edward Luck and Brad Roth discussing the 'Responsibility to Protect' (R2P) doctrine, and its application in difficult and politically sensitive cases.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Graduate Internships with the UN
4:00 PM -  5:15 PM

Each summer graduate students from a wide range of U-M programs accept unpaid internships with UN agencies in New York and around the world. Hear from a panel of interns about the nature of their UN work, as well as their tips for identifying, securing, and funding UN internships.

Young scholars: Making science policy
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

A panel of four former students in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program will share insights they gained working at real science policy jobs. Three students received the prestigious AAAS Fellowships of Science and Policy, while the fourth was a professional lobbyist who now works in the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Anyone interested in the AAAS program, including STPP and science students, faculty, and advisors, is encouraged to attend.

Friday, November 16, 2012
Lecture by Dick Costolo (BS '85), CEO of Twitter
1:00 PM -  2:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Dick Costolo (BS '85)

From the speaker's bio: A University of Michigan alumnus with an early career in improvisational comedy, Dick Costolo (BS '85) is the the chief executive officer of Twitter. Costolo first gained renown in the web development world in 2004, when he co-founded FeedBurner, a web feed management provider eventually acquired by Google. Since he took the helm at Twitter, the online social networking service has amassed over 140 million users across the globe, has grown the company to over double the size than when he came in, and recently completed a move into the new company headquarters.

Monday, November 19, 2012
University seminar with Thomas Hager
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

Thomas Hager, is the author of The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler.

Michigan's recession and recovery: Opportunities for the research, non-profit, and civic engagement communities
1:30 PM -  3:30 PM

This event will bring together a variety of stakeholders to discuss what we know, what we are doing, and what can be done to address the continued hardships faced by many Michigan residents in the wake of the Great Recession and the current slow economic recovery.

"How I Write" seminar with Thomas Hager
7:00 PM

Thomas Hager, author of The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler will present a talk about his writing process.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
It's even worse than it looks: a conversation with Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Free and open to the public.

Thomas Mann (MA '68, PhD '77) and Norman Ornstein (PhD '74) will discuss their most recent book, the New York Times bestseller, It's Even Worse than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism. The book takes a comprehensive approach to understanding the current dysfunction in Congress, and provides pragmatic recommendations to remedy it.