The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
Axelrod to receive 2013 Skytte Prize teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
Robert Axelrod has been named the winner of the 2013 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. The Skytte Prize is among[...]
Alumna combats violence against women with GenderHopes teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
Knowledge is power for combatting violence against women "So far, there aren't reliable statistics on domestic violence[...]
Urban policy-themed Spring edition of State & Hill published teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
Cities—in America and around the globe—remain vitally important in fueling economic growth, producing jobs, and[...]
Improving urban health through the power of community teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
Ruth Browne (MPP/MPH '83) just did the happy dance. She's celebrating a gift to the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban[...]
An engaged citizen teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
Barry Rabe on the future of CLOSUP A six-inch bobblehead of Ron Swanson, director of a fictitious Midwestern parks[...]
You can get there from here teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
RTA Board representative Elisabeth R. Gerber sees the possibilities transit can offer for Southeast Michigan-and for[...]
It is a big tent after all: Don Borut and the National League of Cities teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
Public protests were common; drugs and riots weren't uncommon; and crowds of young people spent their summers in tents[...]
All in the game teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
An interdisciplinary approach to urban policy "Aw yeah. That golden rule." -Bunk Moreland Dirty and disheveled, Dukie[...]
Atran article, Black and White and Red All Over, featured in Foreign Policy magazine teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
An article by Scott Atran in Foreign Policy magazine discusses media coverage of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing[...]
Putting out the flames: from the health of cities to the health care industry teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
In the summer of 1967, James B. Hudak (MPP '71) watched Detroit burn. He was between his sophomore and junior years as[...]
Fifth Annual Public Policy Connects conference welcomes students from Washtenaw International High School teaser image
Apr 17, 2013
Public Policy Connects (PPC) stepped up to a new challenge in 2013. Held on Saturday, April 13, the 5th Annual student-[...]
Brent Scowcroft dedicates statue of President Ford teaser image
Apr 17, 2013
On Tuesday, April 16, Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (ret. USAF), former National Security Adviser for the Gerald Ford and[...]
Ford Centennial button contest urges Fordies to wear one, share one teaser image
Apr 16, 2013
The Gerald R. Ford centennial celebration is gaining steam, and a great way to show school pride and commemorate[...]
Ford School students travel to Cape Verde for 2013 IEDP teaser image
Apr 12, 2013
In March, graduate students from the Ford School and other programs at the University of Michigan spent ten days[...]
Graduation Open House teaser image
Apr 12, 2013
Join us on Friday, May 3 at 3 p.m. for the Ford School's annual Open House. All students, families, and friends are[...]
Ciorciari joins UN General Assembly debate on global criminal justice teaser image
Apr 12, 2013
John Ciorciari's participation in a thematic debate before the UN General Assembly was discussed in a press release[...]
Danziger receives School of Social Work faculty award  teaser image
Apr 12, 2013
The Distinguished Faculty Committee of the University of Michigan's School of Social Work has unanimously selected[...]
2013 Commencement teaser image
Apr 11, 2013
The Ford School's 2013 Commencement begins at 5 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium with the Charge to the Class by the[...]
BBC's Business Matters interviews Stevenson on declining female happiness teaser image
Apr 11, 2013
Business Matters, a program of the BBC World Service, interviewed Betsey Stevenson about the disparity between[...]
Apr 10, 2013
The Ford School seeks proposals from alumni to develop Summer 2015 internship partnerships in the areas of science,[...]
Stevenson opinion article on minimum wage in Washington Post teaser image
Apr 05, 2013
The Washington Post published an op-ed by Betsey Stevenson , entitled "Five Myths about the Minimum Wage." The topic[...]
Mapping the future of the Arctic teaser image
Apr 03, 2013
This March, 40 students from the Ford School and University of Toronto's School of Governance & Public Policy (SGPP[...]
Preventing vote-selling in the Philippines teaser image
Apr 02, 2013
Are reciprocity and the negative effects of breaking promises key factors in an individual's vote-selling behavior?[...]
Rabe quoted in NPR article on political polarization of states teaser image
Apr 01, 2013
Barry Rabe was quoted in an NPR article about the deepening political divide between U.S. states. The article, which is[...]
David Bohnett Foundation gift supports prestigious fellowship teaser image
Mar 29, 2013
A $374,000 gift from the David Bohnett Foundation will extend and expand the David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship at[...]
Ford School Charity Auction receives U-M award for excellence in philanthropy teaser image
Mar 29, 2013
In recognition of its annual event to raise funds for nonprofits in Michigan and around the world, the Ford School[...]
Wolfers quoted in Reuters article on income inequality teaser image
Mar 22, 2013
Reuters quoted Justin Wolfers in an article about a new Brookings Institution report about rising income inequality.[...]
Annual charity auction to raise funds for Detroit Action Commonwealth teaser image
Mar 22, 2013
The 2013 Ford School Charity Auction will take place on April 6 at the Kensington Court Hotel in Ann Arbor. The theme[...]
Parthasarathy quoted by PBS's NOVA Next in story on gene patents teaser image
Mar 19, 2013
Shobita Parthasarathy was interviewed in an article from PBS's NOVA Next about the effects of the U.S. patent system on[...]
National Poverty Center cited in article on global poverty teaser image
Mar 19, 2013
CBS Detroit cited research from the National Poverty Center ( NPC ) in a story about changing levels of poverty[...]
Davis appointed Michigan's chief medical executive teaser image
Mar 18, 2013
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) announced the appointment of Matthew M. Davis as chief medical[...]
Former Ford School dean Rebecca M. Blank to become the next chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Madison teaser image
Mar 18, 2013
Former dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Rebecca M. Blank, will[...]
Ford School MPP student among winners of 2013 Social Impact Challenge teaser image
Mar 18, 2013
March 18, 2013 Lauren Sheram (MPP '14) is among four U-M graduate students whose team, Focus Education, won the 2013[...]
Welcome new students teaser image
Mar 16, 2013
To all newly admitted BA and MPP/MPA students - welcome to the Ford School community! Master's students, be sure to[...]
Funding local government in Michigan: A broken system? teaser image
Mar 16, 2013
Join us at the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids for presentation and discussion about CLOSUP's Michigan Public[...]
Gramlich Showcase teaser image
Mar 16, 2013
Join us today for the 6th Annual Gramlich Showcase of Student Work from 4-6 p.m. today in Weill Hall. [ More ]
Local leaders: In residents we trust teaser image
Mar 15, 2013
Local government leaders in Michigan are more likely to trust their residents than their residents are to trust local[...]
Employers can now access 2013 Ford School resume books electronically teaser image
Mar 09, 2013
Employers can now request the 2013 resumes of Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Administration students to[...]
Ann Lin Detroit News op-ed calls for provisional residency for potential U.S. immigrants teaser image
Mar 06, 2013
In an op-ed for the Detroit News, Ann C. Lin suggests that a provisional residency system for U.S. immigrants should be[...]
Poverty rate is highest in 15 years, says Kristin Seefeldt teaser image
Mar 06, 2013
The Great Recession leaves behind the largest number of long-term unemployed people, or 4.7 million, since records were[...]
Bloomberg View columnist cites research by Susan Dynarski about the education gap between rich and poor teaser image
Mar 05, 2013
President Obama's former director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, discussed research by Susan[...]
Rabe discusses growing belief in global warming in "Policy Points" video teaser image
Mar 04, 2013
In a new installment of "Policy Points," Barry Rabe discusses the increasing belief among Americans in the existence of[...]
Policy Talks @ the Ford School with Helene Gayle teaser image
Mar 01, 2013
Join us for a 2013 Citi Foundation Lecture by Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, on Wednesday, March 20 at 4:[...]
Detroit Free Press cites CLOSUP findings in editorial on state finances teaser image
Feb 28, 2013
The Detroit Free Press cited a recent Michigan Public Policy Survey ( MPPS ) in an editorial arguing that the well-[...]
Detroit Free Press profiles Harding course on urban policy and "The Wire" teaser image
Feb 24, 2013
A graduate-level public policy course taught by David Harding was featured in a Detroit Free Press article for its use[...]
NPM partners with Education Pioneers for 2013 Social Impact Challenge teaser image
Feb 20, 2013
On February 21, the Nonprofit and Public Management Center (NPM) will host Education Pioneers CEO Scott Morgan as part[...]
Tompkins-Stange receives Once Upon a Time grant for course on philanthropy teaser image
Feb 18, 2013
The Once Upon a Time Foundation (OUAT) has awarded a $50,000 grant to support a new Ford School course proposed by[...]
Global Michigan post on Lieberthal Policy Talks lecture teaser image
Feb 14, 2013
A new Global Michigan post highlights Kenneth Lieberthal's lecture on Chinese foreign policy at the latest event in the[...]
Orszag cites Dynarski in Bloomberg column on college enrollment teaser image
Feb 12, 2013
In his regular column for Bloomberg View, former director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag drew upon[...]
Rusty Hills op-ed on GOP State of the Union response published in the Washington Times teaser image
Feb 12, 2013
In an op-ed for the Washington Times, Rusty Hills proposes breathing new life into the Republican Party's response to[...]