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Link to:Dean Barr: “It’s not too late to turn this car around” on undermining financial regs, CFPB
Dec 07, 2017
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Link to:Congressman Levin to join Ford School as Distinguished Policymaker in Residence
Dec 02, 2017
The Ford School is pleased to announce that Sandy Levin, who has served the people of Michigan in the U.S. House of[...]
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Nov 09, 2017
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Jan
22
STPP Lecture Series
Has science and technology policymaking changed during the Trump Administration? How? What do the US politics of science and technology look like in 2017? Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring University of Michigan graduates working in science and technology policy in Washington, D.C.
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Jan
26
Part 1: CONFLICT RESOLUTION PRIMER Joyce wil review principals of conflict resolution theory and practice, and[...]
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Part 1: CONFLICT RESOLUTION PRIMER Joyce wil review principals of conflict resolution theory and practice, and[...]
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Nov
15
Join us for a book talk with Hendrik Meijer about Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican Senator from Grand Rapids, MI. The event is co-sponsored by the Bentley Library, Ford Library, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
2017 - 7:00 pm
Nov
06
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Since the November 2016 elections, issues surrounding the nuts-and-bolts of election administration have risen to the forefront of discussion and debate, both here in Michigan and across the nation. This CLOSUP event begins with Debra Horner presenting new survey data collected by the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) exploring views of Michigan's local government leaders on: confidence in the accuracy of Michigan elections; problems experienced in election administration; plans to update voting equipment; and support and opposition to a host of potential election reforms. Then Christopher Thomas will explore a range of related issues, placing Michigan’s experiences in broader national context, while discussing the past, present and future of election issues. Thomas will address topics such as voter registration policy and the effects of President Trump's voter fraud commission as well as recent Supreme Court decisions regarding the Voting Rights Act, control of ballots, voting equipment failure, and allegations of Russian interference, ending with thoughts on challenges and reforms going forward.
2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Nov
01
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Vivian Thomson will offer an insider’s account of how power is wielded in environmental policy making at the state level. Drawing on her experience as a former member of Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board, she narrates cases in Alexandria, Wise, and Roda that involved coal and air pollution. She identifies a “climate of capitulation” —a deeply rooted favoritism toward coal and electric utilities in state air pollution policies. Thomson links Virginia’s climate of capitulation with campaign finance patterns, a state legislature that depends on outsiders for information and bill drafting, and a political culture that tends toward inertia. She extends her analysis to fifteen other coal states and recommends reforms aimed at mitigating ingrained biases toward coal and electric utility interests.
2017 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Oct
27
The speaker will address the changing geopolitics of Eurasia, particularly the Central Asia-Russia-China relations. He[...]
2017 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Oct
26
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post offers suggestions for both reporters and news consumers on navigating this new era. He will discuss how journalists can open up their own reporting process through social media, show the public the work that underlies their stories and invite readers in as co-collaborators.
2017 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Related Faculty/Staff

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Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science; Research Associate, Center for Political Studies
Email:
ergerber@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 647-4004
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Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science
Email:
edieg@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-1264
Rick Hall
Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science
Email:
rlhall@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 763-4390
Lecturer in Public Policy
Email:
yhenry@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-5303
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Lecturer in Public Policy
Email:
gjhills@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6998
Ann Lin
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Email:
annlin@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-7507
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Associate Professor of Public Policy
Email:
shobita@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-8075
Lecturer in Public Policy
Email:
ruffc@umich.edu
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Lecturer in Public Policy
Email:
joefmd@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6998
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J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences; Professor of Public Policy; Chair of the Department of Political Science
Email:
cshipan@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6929
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A. M. and H. P. Bentley Professor of History; Professor of Public Policy; Senior Research Scientist, Center for Political Studies
Email:
vinovski@umich.edu
Location: 
ISR
Phone: 
(734) 763-3407
Professor of Public Policy
Email:
swaltz@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-8683

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