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Nov 18, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
We invite the Ford School community to a seminar with Ambassador Klosson from Save the Children. The session will focus on the expanding number of people caught up in humanitarian crises around the world for increasingly protracted periods, and the...
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Oct 01, 2019, Nov 05, 2019, Dec 03, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:30 pm
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is hosting a series of practice sessions for students interested in applying for the U.S. Foreign Service. We will be holding three sessions covering the three parts of the Foreign Service Oral Assessment. These sessions...
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Oct 28, 2019, Nov 04, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 11:30 am to 12:50 pm
This opporunity is open to Ford School students, who will receive the sign up form in a separate email. A light lunch will be served. Monday, October 28: Indo-Pacific Diplomacy:What to Look for at the November 4 East Asia Summit in Bangkok The South...
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Oct 28, 2019, Nov 04, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 11:30 am to 12:50 pm
This opporunity is open to Ford School students, who will receive the sign up form in a separate email. A light lunch will be served. Monday, October 28: Indo-Pacific Diplomacy:What to Look for at the November 4 East Asia Summit in Bangkok The South...
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Oct 25, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Open to Ford School Community only. A light lunch will be served.  We invite you to a student session with Congressman Ted Deutch and his Chief of Staff Josh Rogin. Most Americans look to the White House or the State Department to understand...
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Oct 21, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Abstract: According to the most widely accepted beliefs about the morality of war, there is a conceptual distinction regarding duties to obey orders. On one hand, politicians are morally responsible for ordering combatants to resort war, but...
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Oct 10, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Colombia and South Africa experienced two of the longest civil conflicts since the Second World War. Both underwent intensive, tenuous and difficult negotiations in order to end their respective conflicts peacefully. What does it mean in such...
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Oct 10, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Using a randomized experiment with an automobile manufacturing firm in China, we measure the effects of letting workers evaluate their managers on worker and firm outcomes. In the treatment teams, workers evaluate their supervisors monthly, and...
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Oct 10, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In conversation with Joan and Sanford Weill Dean Michael Barr. Free and open to the public. Tickets required. ***Watch the video*** From the speaker’s bio: Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney,...
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Oct 04, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This event is by invitation only. Earlier in the day on Friday, October 4, Secretary Rice will deliver a talk for the University of Michigan community. Ticketing and other information here. About the event: The Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center...
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Oct 04, 2019
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
It's been 10 years since our first BA students graduated. It's been 20 years since we were named for President Gerald R. Ford. And it's been 50 years since our first Master of Public Policy students entered the Institute of Public Policy Studies. We...
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Oct 04, 2019
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
It's been 10 years since our first BA students graduated. It's been 20 years since we were named for President Gerald R. Ford. And it's been 50 years since our first Master of Public Policy students entered the Institute of Public Policy Studies. We...
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Oct 01, 2019, Nov 05, 2019, Dec 03, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:30 pm
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is hosting a series of practice sessions for students interested in applying for the U.S. Foreign Service. We will be holding three sessions covering the three parts of the Foreign Service Oral Assessment. These sessions...
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Sep 30, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
This is event is open to Ford School and WCEE, WCED and CREES students. Sign up here please. A light lunch will be provided.   The Cold War ended in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the collapse of central planned systems and totalitarian...
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Sep 23, 2019, Sep 27, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Victoria Pebbles, Program Director at Great Lakes Commission, will host this environmental policy simulation focused on the challenges and potential solutions to managing invasive mussels that have blanketed large portions of the North American...
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Sep 25, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Reception and book signing to follow. About the event: Join us for an arm-chair conversation between Ambassador Samantha Power and Professor John Ciorciari, Director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center, as they discuss Ambassador Power’s distinguished...
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Sep 23, 2019, Sep 27, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Victoria Pebbles, Program Director at Great Lakes Commission, will host this environmental policy simulation focused on the challenges and potential solutions to managing invasive mussels that have blanketed large portions of the North American...
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Sep 13, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. About the event: Please join us to celebrate the launch of the Weiser Diplomacy Center with a conversation on U.S. foreign policy and the evolving Transatlantic relationship. Former National Security...
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Sep 08, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 IPC/WDC Welcome Picnic! Come and kick off the fall term with faculty and staff from the International Policy Center and the Weiser Diplomacy Center. We are once again looking forward to an informal gathering with the members of...
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Sep 08, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 IPC/WDC Welcome Picnic! Come and kick off the fall term with faculty and staff from the International Policy Center and the Weiser Diplomacy Center. We are once again looking forward to an informal gathering with the members of...
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Sep 06, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:50 pm
About the event: Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun discusses U.S. policy and strategy for achieving the denuclearization of North Korea and the transformation of U.S.-North Korean relations. Biegun provides an overview of events...
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May 04, 2019
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2019! The Charge to the Class will be delivered by Peabody Award-winning journalist, author, and innovator Michele Norris. You can read more about Michele Norris...
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May 03, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Enjoy delicious food and live music as you tour the classrooms, spaces and suites of Weill Hall. Pose for a silly selfie with friends, faculty, and staff at the photo booth. And don't forget to pick up some gear from the Spirit Store so you can wear...
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May 03, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Enjoy delicious food and live music as you tour the classrooms, spaces and suites of Weill Hall. Pose for a silly selfie with friends, faculty, and staff at the photo booth. And don't forget to pick up some gear from the Spirit Store so you can wear...
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Apr 18, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Over the past five years, a growing number of Xinjiang Uighurs have been sent to re-education camps by the Chinese government, most without trials or release dates.  Estimates have reached as high as one million detainees.   The Chinese government...
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Apr 18, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Over the past five years, a growing number of Xinjiang Uighurs have been sent to re-education camps by the Chinese government, most without trials or release dates.  Estimates have reached as high as one million detainees.   The Chinese government...
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Apr 11, 2019
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Join the Weiser Diplomacy Center and American Academy of Diplomacy for a live recording of the latest episode of the podcast American Diplomat: The Stories behind the news. Ambassador Peter F. Romero and writer Laura Bennett will host Ambassador...
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Apr 11, 2019
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Join the Weiser Diplomacy Center and American Academy of Diplomacy for a live recording of the latest episode of the podcast American Diplomat: The Stories behind the news. Ambassador Peter F. Romero and writer Laura Bennett will host Ambassador...
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Apr 04, 2019, Apr 09, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Participating students are required to attend both sessions: April 4 - Weill 1210, Introduction, role assignment, distribution of scenario and background readingsApril 9 - Weill 3240, SimulationInterested students please sign up here.   The Ford...
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Apr 08, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
In this International Policy Center seminar, Rana Karadsheh will share insights from her work at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group’s arm for promoting private investment for development. She will discuss IFC’s...
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Apr 04, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Abuse and contractual breach are commonplace features of international migrant labor. This may in part be due to asymmetries of information between local labor intermediaries, prospective migrants and foreign employers. This paper examines a...
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Apr 04, 2019, Apr 09, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Participating students are required to attend both sessions: April 4 - Weill 1210, Introduction, role assignment, distribution of scenario and background readingsApril 9 - Weill 3240, SimulationInterested students please sign up here.   The Ford...
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Apr 01, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Traditional Leadership, Social Networks, and Collective Action in Northern Ghana Abstract: Under low state capacity, communities frequently cooperate to self-provide local public goods. Their capacity to solve these collective action problems is...
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Mar 28, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Abstract: We present and explain the vertical organization of corruption in a traffic police agency. Police supervisors offer their protection to police agents so that agents can collect bribes. In exchange, police agents must escort a predetermined...
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Mar 21, 2019
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
This year's International Economic Development Program (IEDP) students will share stories and lessons learned from their trip to Morocco.  IEDP was established in 1999 by the International Policy Student Association (IPSA) with support and strategic...
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Mar 21, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
The Political Economy of Health Epidemics: Evidence from the Ebola Outbreak Health epidemics represent a unique test of governmental accountability, as government’s response is crucial to limit the contagion and the ultimate costs to citizens....
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Mar 18, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. From the speaker's bio: William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States. Ambassador Burns retired...
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Mar 15, 2019
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
The conference is free and open to the public. Please register your attendance via our EventBrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-japan-automotive-conference-20-tickets-55346759648  The Center for Japanese Studies and The International Policy...
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Mar 13, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. This event will be live web-streamed. Check back here just before the event for viewing information. Join the conversation: #policytalks About the event: In 2017, journalist Christina Goldbaum’s on-the-ground...
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Mar 13, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. This event will be live web-streamed. Check back here just before the event for viewing information. Join the conversation: #policytalks About the event: In 2017, journalist Christina Goldbaum’s on-the-ground...
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Mar 12, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In July 2014 Washington Post journalist and former Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of espionage. What followed was a harrowing 544 day stint in an Iranian prison, and an extraordinary campaign led by his...
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Mar 12, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In July 2014 Washington Post journalist and former Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of espionage. What followed was a harrowing 544 day stint in an Iranian prison, and an extraordinary campaign led by his...
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Feb 25, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Join us for a Meet and Greet session with Lou Fintor, the Ford School’s new Diplomat in Residence (DIR), a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer offering State Department career, internship, and fellowship information. If you are interested...
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Feb 25, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Join us for a Meet and Greet session with Lou Fintor, the Ford School’s new Diplomat in Residence (DIR), a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer offering State Department career, internship, and fellowship information. If you are interested...
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Feb 23, 2019
8:00 am to 7:30 pm
On February 23, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will host graduate students from 14 universities to participate in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. This year’s competition—a partnership between the University of Virginia...
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Feb 23, 2019
8:00 am to 7:30 pm
On February 23, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will host graduate students from 14 universities to participate in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. This year’s competition—a partnership between the University of Virginia...
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Feb 20, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
As negotiations for denuclearization continues between the US and North Korea, the severe state of human rights situations in North Korea has again been de-emphasized by the international community. Yet the persecution of real or imagined dissenters...
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Feb 14, 2019
11:00 am to 7:30 pm
The 2019 Schuman Challenge will welcome undergraduate students from seventeen different U.S. colleges and universities to the EU Delegation to the United States in Washington DC on February 14-15, 2019. During the competition, students will work in...
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Feb 14, 2019
11:00 am to 7:30 pm
The 2019 Schuman Challenge will welcome undergraduate students from seventeen different U.S. colleges and universities to the EU Delegation to the United States in Washington DC on February 14-15, 2019. During the competition, students will work in...
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Feb 11, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Weiser Diplomacy Center invites all students to join us for a student workshop lunch and conversation with Professor Jennifer Haverkamp discussing about International Climate Change Diplomacy. If you are interested, please sign up here. Jennifer A...
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