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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 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 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 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 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 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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Jan 28, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He returned to Yale Law School in January 2013 after serving for nearly four years as the 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. Professor Koh is one of...
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Dec 06, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Abstract Can small search costs that constrain information acquisition and monitoring across the administrative hierarchy provide an explanation for poor bureaucratic performance in the developing world? In collaboration with the Indian Ministry of...
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Nov 29, 2018
6:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the International Policy Center and the Michigan Refugee Assistance Program. A talk with Azeem Ibrahim, the author of a new book on the Rohingya crisis, The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Genocide. For more info about the book, click...
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Nov 28, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
A Ford School event. Please RSVP here. Pizza will be served. Experts Shai Feldman and Khalil Shikaki will lead a conversation aimed at fostering mutual understanding on key points in the dispute. This session will be highly interactive, guided by...
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Nov 15, 2018
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Keynote address by Hon. Robert K. Rae, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Organized by Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, National Autonomous University of Mexico and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.  The objective...
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Nov 15, 2018
4:00 am to 5:30 am
Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College, Department of Economics Measurement of intergenerational mobility in developing countries, with evidence from India Estimating intergenerational mobility in developing countries is difficult because matched parent-...
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Nov 13, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Lunch Talk with book signing, with books for sale by Nicola’s Bookstore Norman Eisen is a senior fellow at Brookings and a CNN commentator and chairs the watchdog group CREW. He served as US ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2014, and as...
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Nov 08, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Keynote address on Thursday, November 8, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall Two panel discussion on Friday, November 9, 9:00 - 12:45 a.m. in Betty Ford Clasroom, 1110 Weill Hall   Keynote address by Susan Thornton, former...
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Nov 08, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Owen Ozier, World bank  Gendered language Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many — sometimes all — nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. We construct a new data set, documenting...
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Nov 05, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Desha Girod on Tied aid and Development ABSTRACT: Donors have long engaged the private sector by tying foreign aid, forcing recipients to buy from donor countries. But recently, donors have partnered with private money on a larger scale, making tied...
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Nov 01, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Measuring the gains from trade and their distribution is challenging. Recent empirical contributions have addressed this challenge by drawing on rich and newly available sources of microdata to measure changes in household nominal incomes and price...
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Oct 29, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
This is not a public event. Ford Security Seminar will host William G. Rich to discuss about how the changing economic trends and politics of the GCC are Affecting U.S. Security Interests.  William G. Rich is an international affairs fellow at the...
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Oct 25, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This paper examines knowledge transfers from foreign managers to domestic managers within MNCs. Using a newly developed survey of domestic middle managers in Myanmar, we find evidence of large communication frictions between management layers:...
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Oct 18, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Developing world lenders are taking advantage of fintech tools to create fully digital loans on mobile phones. We investigate the take up and impacts of one of the most popular digital loan products, M-Shwari in Kenya, using a regression...
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Oct 11, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
I examine how matrilineal relative to patrilineal kinship systems affect spousal cooperation. In matrilineal kinship systems, lineage and inheritance are traced through female members. The structure of matrilineal kinship systems implies that,...
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Oct 08, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Jihadist terrorism is a pressing issue for policy–makers and social scientists. Using data from 50 million page views on a jihadist website, we investigate what makes some jihadist writings more popular than others, and whether killing and capturing...
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Oct 04, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In this paper, I investigate how aggregate gains from reducing distortions within a market depend on the extent of market power in the production network. Improving a production bottleneck propagates to upstream suppliers as a demand shock, and to...
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Oct 03, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks About the discussion: Towsley Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali will moderate a panel discussion with three leading counterterrorism experts--Peter Bergen,...
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Sep 20, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Political patronage in electricity provision is a common occurrence, with politicians favoring their voters. This benefits needy consumers, but hurts electricity providers, affecting their ability to reliably supply electricity to everyone. Using a...
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Sep 17, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Krzysztof Smiszek, Polish human rights lawyer and activist, is co-founder and Board Member of The Polish Society of Antidiscrimination Law - nation-wide organization which brings together a range of Polish law practitioners, policy experts and...
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Sep 13, 2018
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Learn more about the Ford School's two winter semester study experiences. Professor Susan Waltz and Associate Professor Ann Lin together with Program Manager Cliff Martin will discuss each program, their application process, the 7-week academic...
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Sep 12, 2018
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
In winter term 2018 we launched a new global engagement seminar for undergraduates, the first of its kind at the Ford School. This advanced seminar challenges public policy majors to consider how policy issues are framed and addressed in a non-US...
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Sep 11, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
In 2015, Poland entered a new era. The right-wing and populist government decided to change the way Poland carries out its internal and external policies under the slogan “A Good Change” ("Dobra zmiana"). Since then, the Law and Justice government...
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Sep 10, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Despite the increasing number of anti-corruption campaigns, corruption is still a considerable challenge in many countries around the globe. We examine the link between personal characteristics and the propensity to accept corrupt behavior. In...
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Sep 06, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Abstract: Evidence from laboratory experiments shows that individuals hold biased beliefs about their own ability. However, little is known about how beliefs impact real-life decision making, which often requires assessing own ability relative to...
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Apr 20, 2018
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
We are pleased to anounce the fourth year of H2D2 Research Day at the University of Michigan on April 20, 2018.  We will welcome Amitabh Chandra, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research, Harvard Kennedy...
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Apr 10, 2018
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Abstract:  The failure to align the incentives of conflictual groups in favor of peaceful coexistence and beneficial reforms is often seen as a major cause of persistent underdevelopment around the world. However, much less is known about strategies...
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Apr 06, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
A preliminary draft of the paper is available here.
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Mar 22, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Roger Phillips, a United Nations Law Consultant and Professor John Ciorciari, Director of International Policy Center, will discuss the dynamics of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the legacy of the tribunal.
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Mar 22, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This paper estimates the relative efficiency of skilled and unskilled workers across countries using a new method that relies on disaggregated industry and trade data. I document that the share of exports in skill-intensive industries rises sharply...
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Mar 22, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks About the speaker: Amnesty International has appointed Kumi Naidoo as the next Secretary General of the global human rights movement. From August 2018 Kumi will...
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Mar 20, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
In this public talk, Vice Admiral Ota will discuss pressing issues in Northeast Asian security, including current tensions surrounding North Korea, China’s military posture, territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas, and how Japan is...
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Mar 19, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Aid agencies often use top-down controls and performance targets to orient the work of their hard-to-monitor field staff. Drawing on my forthcoming book, Navigation by Judgment, I argue that these attempts at control often undermine the actual...
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Mar 16, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Daniel Russel joined the Asia Society Policy Institute as Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow in April 2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he most recently served as...
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Mar 15, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In developing countries, the state often has limited capacity to effectively target transfers. We examine the effects of enhanced authentication technology on the de facto performance of India’s largest targeted transfer scheme, the Public...
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