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Nov 16, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
We present results from an experiment that randomized the expansion of electric grid infrastructure in rural Kenya. Electricity distribution is the canonical example of a natural monopoly. Randomized price offers show that demand for electricity...
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Nov 02, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
We evaluate the long-term impact of treating maternal depression on women's financial empowerment and parenting decisions by exploiting experimental variation induced by a cluster-randomized control trial which provided psychotherapy to perinatally...
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Oct 30, 2017
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
SPEAKERS LEONARDO BARBOSA,  Staff Attorney at the  Chamber of Deputies, Brasilia, and Professor of Law at the Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development, Chamber of Deputies, Brasilia FABIO DE SA E SILVA, Assistant Professor of...
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Oct 27, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The speaker will address the changing geopolitics of Eurasia, particularly the Central Asia-Russia-China relations. He will assess the political, economic, and security motivations and implications of initiatives such as China's Belt and Road and...
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Oct 23, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
If access to healthcare is a human right, what happens when disasters, pandemics and armed conflict limit the care that can be provided? Who decides which patients are prioritized, and how are those decisions made? What kind of care should be given...
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Oct 23, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
For more information on PSC brown bag seminars please visit https://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/events/bb.html
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Oct 19, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
In this presentation Raul Rodríguez will discuss what is really new in President Trump’s approach to Cuba and its possible impact for the island’s economic and political evolution, its relations with other international actors, and Cubans in the...
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Oct 12, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
The Ford School’s International Policy Center invites you to a policy simulation exercise on the diplomacy surrounding North Korea. This exercise simulates Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear crisis. This simulation was developed by the...
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Sep 28, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death among children, although nearly all deaths could be prevented with the use of oral rehydration salts (ORS). There is little evidence demonstrating why ORS use remains low and what can be done...
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Sep 21, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
AUTHORS: Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College), Jishnu Das (World Bank), Asim I Khwaja (Harvard University), Selcuk Ozyurt (Sabanci University), Niharika Singh (Harvard University) Abstract: Quantifying the impact of market failures that prevent parents...
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Sep 19, 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Please join us for a joint information session about the Ford School's graduate global engagement courses! Faculty, IPC staff, and student leaders will discuss each program, their application process, the 7-week academic course and international...
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Sep 19, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Interested in how policy issues are tackled in countries beyond the United States? Wondering about the relevance of your policy skills in a non-U.S. context? If you are looking to expand the base of your policy knowledge, this could be the course...
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Sep 18, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks With refugee crises and related humanitarian issues at the center of so many national and global conversations, join us for the 2017 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund...
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Sep 12, 2017
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Financing the African Colonial State: The Revenue Imperative and Forced Labor Abstract: Recent studies on colonial public finance have pointed to the severe constraints to fiscal capacity building Sub-Saharan Africa, and to the inclination of...
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Sep 07, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Abstract: A common concern with efforts to directly help some small businesses to grow is that their growth comes at the expense of their unassisted competitors. We test this possibility using a two-stage randomized experiment in Kenya which...
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Mar 09, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. About the topic: Uncompromising wars, revolution, rights movements, and today’s global terrorism are in part driven by Devoted Actors who adhere to sacred or transcendent values that generate actions independently, or...
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Feb 03, 2017
9:15 am to 4:15 pm
Free and open to the public. Welcome & Introductory Remarks (9:15 am) Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies and the Donia Human Rights Center, University of Michigan Panel 1 - “...
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Nov 30, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This event, hosted by the International Policy Center and co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the International Institute, will feature analysis by two leading experts on politics and security in the Middle...
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Sep 09, 2016
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The International Policy Center (IPC) is pleased to host a lunch conversation with Dr. Randall S. Jones of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Dr. Jones currently serves as the head of the Japan/ Korea desk. Prior to...
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Mar 11, 2016
1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.  Presentations and discussion will address causality, methodological issues and current politics. We will explore the histories of climate change and conflict in Middle East & North...
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Jan 25, 2016
7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow. The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Michigan Theater present The Diplomat with a special introduction by former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher R. Hill. The Diplomat...
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Jan 25, 2016
7:00 pm
With a special introduction from Ambassador Christopher R. Hill. Free and open to the public. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Wesier Center for Emerging Democracies and the Nam Center for Korean Studies. About the...
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Jan 25, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This event is made possible through the generous support of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, the Nam Center for Korean Studies, and the Josh Rosenthal Education Fund. Free and open to the public. Book signing and reception to follow. Join...
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Jan 08, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:40 pm
Free and Open to the Public  The International Policy Center presents a conversation between Heidi Grunebaum and Yazier Henry on the politics, philosophy, and morality of guilt, denial, complicity and responsibility in the context of South Africa...
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Jan 07, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:35 pm
The International Policy Center (IPC) is pleased to host a series of films reflecting on human rights, humanitarian intervention, human conflict and the manner in which economic or social development is impacted by environmental complications or...
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Nov 18, 2015
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Our panelists will discuss how developments such as the 2015 Israeli elections, U.S.-Iranian nuclear deal, and recent Palestinian diplomatic initiatives have affected the dispute and prospects for a peace deal. Each...
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Nov 13, 2015
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Presenters: Paula Pickering (PhD Political Science ’01), Associate Professor of Government, College of William and MaryTwenty Years Later: Lessons Learned about State-building in Bosnia and Herzegovina Robert J. Donia (...
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Nov 05, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public. Presenters with take questions from the audience following the panel presentations.  Now well into its second year of war, the conflict in Ukraine continues unabated. Tensions between NATO and Russia are...
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Oct 01, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
“Do Employers Value Return Migrants? An Experiment on the Returns to Foreign Work Experience” Abstract: Return migration is a potentially important channel through which migrant-sending countries stand to benefit from international migration. Yet to...
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Sep 11, 2015
1:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks From the speaker's bio: Thomas Miller is currently the president and CEO of International Executive Service Corps (IESC). Prior to joining IESC, Tom was president...
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Sep 10, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
"When Girls Are Not Missing: A New Framework for Uncovering Variety in Parents' Preferences for Sons and Daughters"   Abstract: In several countries in Asia, girls are more likely than boys to be aborted or die in infancy.  Such strong son bias is...
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Sep 02, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public. Community members welcome.    Join the conversation: #policytalks A presentation and Q&A on the Iran deal featuring two White House officials, including one of the Administration's negotiators. From the...
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Apr 16, 2015
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
From the speaker's bio: Sarah Kreps is an associate professor in the Department of Government, the co-director of the Cornell Law School International Law-International Relations Colloquium, and an affiliate of the Einaudi Center for International...
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Mar 30, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
About the Event: The International Policy Center (IPC) and the International Policy Students Association (IPSA ) proudly present a dynamic conversation between Ford School’s Professor John Ciorciari, and Dr. Habib Siddiqui, a long-time activist on...
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Mar 17, 2015
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Free and open to the public Reception to follow.   Panelists:  Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jared Genser, human rights lawyer, managing director of Perseus Strategies, and founder of Freedom Now  Moderated by Kiyoteru Tsutsui,...
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Mar 09, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
After a summer of intense media coverage, the question still persists: How should we handle children crossing the border without a guardian? And, how do we create a policy that respects these children’s human rights while maintaining national...
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Feb 05, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public.  Co-Sponsored with the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies About the Lecture: With decentralization, borrowing (debt) by states/provinces and cities/local governments (i.e...
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Feb 04, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
This event will be live webstreamed. To view the webstream, please visit ii.umich.edu/lacs on the day of the event. About the panelists: Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology and a MacArthur Fellow, can discuss how renewed ties could affect Cuba....
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Dec 04, 2014
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
From the speaker's bio: Dara Kay Cohen is an assistant professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests span the field of international relations, including...
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Nov 21, 2014
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public Light refreshments will be served.  Award winning filmmaker and director Kalyanee Mam will offer introductory remarks, and take questions from the audience following the film screening.  About the film: From Cambodia’s...
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Nov 20, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
About Budrus: Budrus documents one West Bank town's responses to construction of an Israeli security wall, leading to efforts by local Israelis and Palestinians to pursue a peaceful resolution. It shows the interaction between high-level policy...
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Nov 14, 2014
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
From the speaker's bio: James Ron is a sociologist and political scientist, jointly appointed to the Department of Political Science and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He joined the University of Minnesota in 2011, after teaching in Canada...
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Nov 05, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. About the event: This talk addresses the dynamics that led to the eruption of the Gaza War, tracing them back to developments in the international and regional systems, the domestic environment of the main actors...
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Oct 29, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Join the conversation on Twitter: #ipcmideast About the event: ISIS has gained increasing media attention and alarmed world leaders since June 2014 when it seized control of large swaths of territory in northeastern Syria and western Iraq, including...
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Oct 16, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
About Good Fortune: Good Fortune offers a critique of international development aid through the lens of some of its intended beneficiaries. Using a pair of projects in Kenya as examples, it encourages viewers to consider why aid has not been more...
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Oct 09, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
About The Prosecutor: This documentary film examines the International Criminal Court, its successes, and its critics. It follows the work of the Court's first prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, and the challenges he and the Court have faced in seeking...
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Oct 02, 2014
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
From the speaker's bio: Professor Weeks' research and teaching interests focus on the domestic politics of foreign policy, the domestic and international politics of authoritarian regimes, and public opinion about foreign policy. Her research has...
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Sep 25, 2014
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
From the speaker's bio: Professor Jens David Ohlin specializes in international law and all aspects of criminal law, including domestic, comparative, and international criminal law. His latest book, The Assault on International Law, forthcoming from...
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Sep 19, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public.Reception and book signing to follow. About the book:“John Ciorciari and Anne Heindel have written the definitive study of a highly controversial experiment in accountability for human rights atrocities. Their superb...
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Sep 18, 2014
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Free and open to the public. About the event: The IPC will host a comparative panel on human rights, conflict and peace processes. The panel will examine current narratives about human rights atrocities, the resolution of civil conflicts and the...
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