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Thursday, March 14, 2013
2013 Henry Russel Lecture
4:00 PM
James S. House discusses "Beyond Obamacare: Social Determinants and Disparities in Health and America's Paradoxical Crisis of Health Care and Health"

Considered the University's highest honor for a senior member of its active faculty, the Ford School's James House will deliver the 13th Henry Russell Lecture, titled: "Beyond Obamacare: Social Determinants and Disparities in Health and America's Paradoxical Crisis of Health Care and Health."

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2013 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Helene Gayle

Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA. An expert on humanitarian issues, Dr. Gayle previously held senior positions with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Gayle serves on several boards, including the Rockefeller Foundation, Colgate-Palmolive, ONE and the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Affairs Policy Board. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, chaired the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and currently serves on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
2013 Annual Motorola Lecture - "Building new majorities: Achieving racial and gender equity in life and politics"
7:00 PM
Rinku Sen, President & Executive Director of Applied Research Center
Rinku Sen

A leading figure in the racial justice movement, Rinku Sen has positioned the Applied Research Center as a national home for media, research and activism for social change.

Friday, March 22, 2013
Fourth Annual United States-Canada Conference 2013
5:30 PM -  8:30 PM
Keynote Address: Dr. Henry Pollack and Tom Clynes

Dr. Henry Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the University of Michigan, and Tom Clynes, contributing editor at Popular Science, will deliver the keynote speech for the Fourth Annual U.S.-Canada Policy Conference, hosted by the Domestic Policy Corps and the International Policy Students Association. The 2013 conference, entitled "Planning for 2050: North American Policy for the Future of the Arctic," will focus on U.S. and Canadian Arctic policy, including issues related to the environment, national security, energy, and commerce. The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion with faculty from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Conference participation is by application only, however the keynote address is open to the public.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Fourth Annual United States-Canada Conference 2013
All Day Event
Coordinated Arctic Sea Policy

During the conference, students will discuss coordinating Canada-U.S. Arctic Sea policy through four lenses: natural resource extraction, international trade, environment and security.

Monday, March 25, 2013
Using evidence to guide education policy and practice
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Rebecca Maynard

Rebecca Maynard is a leading expert in program evaluation, including the design and conduct of randomized controlled trials in the areas of education and social policy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
6th Annual Gramlich Showcase of Student Work
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM
Annual Gramlich Showcase

Each spring, Ford School faculty and staff nominate dozens of outstanding student research and service projects for recognition at the Gramlich Showcase of Student Work. Established in 2008 to honor internationally renowned economist and former Ford School dean, Ned Gramlich, this event features exceptional student work on a broad range of local, national, and international policy challenges.

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Funding local government in Michigan: A broken system?
7:00 PM -  8:30 PM

The Ford School's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) will discuss findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey, which asked leaders from 1,329 of Michigan's local governments to report on the future of public services in their jurisdictions in the aftermath of the Great Recession.