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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
7th Annual Gramlich Showcase of Student Work
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

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.

Monday, March 17, 2014
Obamacare and Beyond: How To Reform the U.S. Health System
2:30 PM -  4:00 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Jonathan Cohn & Avik Roy

Avik Roy, opinion editor at Forbes, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and former health policy adviser to then presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will debate Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at the New Republic and author of Sick, over the viability of the Affordable Care Act.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha Darling Health Policy Fund.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Lessons from Youngstown – Planning for a Smaller, Greener City
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) Lecture Series

A panel presentation moderated by Margaret Dewar, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan.

Friday, March 21, 2014
Book talk and book signing: Ain't No Trust
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM

Judith Levine, Ph.D. of Temple University will speak about her new book, Ain't No Trust.

Monday, March 24, 2014
Hotel Rwanda Screening
7:00 PM -  9:15 PM

Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments provided.

This film is based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Future of Detroit Urban Governance
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School with Kevyn Orr
Kevyn Orr

Join CLOSUP and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture featuring Kevyn Orr, one year after the start of his appointment as Emergency Manager of the City of Detroit.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Peace Corps in the 21st Century
4:00 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Join us for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture featuring Acting Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet.

The honorable lives of Gerald R. Ford and James Cannon
7:30 PM -  8:30 PM
A conversation about Gerald R. Ford an Honorable Life by James Cannon; featuring Jim and Scott Cannon

James Cannon's new book, Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life, was released posthumously in May 2013 during President Ford's centennial year. Cannon, who served as Ford's White House domestic policy adviser, presents a comprehensive narrative account of the life of Gerald Ford, from Ford's humble background in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to his career in Congress and his short but astonishing presidency.

Join us as we welcome James Cannon's sons, Scott--who contributed an Afterword to the book--and Jim in a conversation moderated by Ford School of Public Policy Professor Barry Rabe on Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
20 years after the Rwandan Genocide - with Paul Rusesabagina
4:30 PM -  6:00 PM
Paul Rusesabagina

In 1994 Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu manager of a luxury hotel in Rwanda, sheltered over 1,200 people, including his own Tutsi wife and children, saving their lives at a time when extremists massacred more than 800,000 members of the Tutsi and moderate Hutu tribes in just 100 days.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
2014 Ford School Charity Auction
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM

Come join us and enjoy a glamorous event of jazz music, delicious food, live and silent auctions and great fun and surprises!

Monday, March 31, 2014
Networked Diplomacy: Exercising Influence in a Modern World
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Richard Boucher

Winter 2014 Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence and longest serving spokesman of the U.S. Department of State Richard Boucher will deliver a lecture on the shifting dynamics of global power in the 21st century.