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Oct 17, 2019
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The University of Michigan's Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project is hosting its first Small Business Showcase. More than 120 small businesses throughout the Detroit area have worked with University of Michigan students since the DNEP...
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Oct 17, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Mike Muse is a music executive, pop culture expert, political expert, and change agent. By intersecting politics and pop culture, Mike uses his platform to create social change.  Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/m7crMBmQQP1LJgjA7.
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Oct 07, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The best ideas still need a communication plan to build awareness and catch on. This is uniquely true for public policy, where ideas are often shared and vetted through the lens of the media. Developing a message, telling a story and utilizing...
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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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Sep 27, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
This session will focus on the essential steps for any effective advocacy strategy at the local, state or federal level, with an emphasis on developing strategic written and oral communication skills. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/PkXgZ5xjY8LShM2K7.
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Sep 23, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Interested in community engagement opportunities this year? Facilitated by Ginsberg Center staff, this interactive workshop introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, the impact of social...
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Sep 18, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Do you want to learn more about the federal budget and how to bring the national debt to more sustainable levels? Join the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget in an interactive exercise with The Debt Fixer. Guest facilitator Tyler Evilsizer...
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Sep 17, 2019
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  Returning Ford School Master's and BA students completing summer internship experiences will have the opportunity to reflect on their internship experience and celebrate the start of the upcoming school year. Presenters will deliver pitches...
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Jun 11, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
ComCap19, presented by the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3), is a multi-day gathering that offers a unique educational and networking opportunity for all those working toward equitable, resilient, and engaged communities. Join...
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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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Apr 24, 2019
3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
Join Ford School students on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 3:45-5:30 pm for their final Applied Policy Seminar student flash presentations in the Betty Ford Classroom (1110 Weill Hall). Reception to follow. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/...
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Apr 19, 2019
9:00 am to 10:30 am
The Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP) independent study pilot is a semester-long policy-based community project in Detroit that provided students with opportunities for dialogue, research, and service. During Winter 2019, the Office of...
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Apr 12, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The best ideas still need a communications plan to build awareness and catch on. This is uniquely true for public policy, where ideas are often shared and vetted through the lens of the media. Developing a message, telling a story, and utilizing...
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Apr 09, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
All students welcome. Lunch will be provided. Please fill out this survey to help us order food: https://forms.gle/kzHnRhoDdjXF1yQq9 From the speaker's bio: Katie Fahey served as the founder and executive of Voters Not Politicians, the grassroots,...
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Apr 05, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Effective advocacy is a critical part of the policy-making process at all levels of government. Now more than ever, advocates require knowledge and skills to create and sustain effective advocacyefforts.   This session will train participants in the...
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Mar 28, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Office of Research and the Ford School's Program in Practical Policy Engagement would like to invite you to a presentation on, "The Federal Budget and Policy Process: an NSF perspective."   Please join Antony DiGiovanni (BA'95, MPP '00), Deputy...
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Mar 22, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The best ideas still need a communications plan to build awareness and catch on. This is uniquely true for public policy, where ideas are often shared and vetted through the lens of the media. Developing a message, telling a story, and utilizing...
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Mar 14, 2019
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E) and the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) invite you to join us for an informal roundtable conversation with Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz (Ford MPP '96)  who will share his experience...
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Feb 22, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The best ideas still need a communications plan to build awareness and catch on. This is uniquely true for public policy, where ideas are often shared and vetted through the lens of the media. Developing a message, telling a story, and utilizing...
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Feb 18, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the Ford School and WeListen for a Conversations Across Difference event with U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12th District) and Fred Upton (R-MI 6th District) moderated by Brendan...
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Feb 07, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Alumni and Ford School friends are invited to the annual Washington, D.C. Alumni-Student Career Networking Reception. This year's event will feature a panel discussion, led by Elisabeth Gerber, Ford School associate dean for research and policy...
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Jan 22, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Program for Practical Policy Engagement (P3E) in partnership with the Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP) will hold a professional development workshop featuring guest speaker James Feagin, founder & CEO of projects+PEOPLE.
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Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The best ideas still need a communications plan to build awareness and catch on. This is uniquely true for public policy, where ideas are often shared and vetted through the lens of the media. Developing a message, telling a story, and utilizing...
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Dec 12, 2018
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Join Ford School students on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 1pm-2:30pm for their final Applied Policy Seminar student flash presentations in the Betty Ford Classroom (1110)/Weill Hall.  Reception to follow.RSVP Here.  Applied Policy Seminar...
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Oct 19, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Women represent just 15% of Michigan's local chief administrative officers.  Although women continue to be underrepresented as municipal managers, there is a growing contingent of dedicated women serving their communities and challenging the status...
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Sep 12, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Returning Ford School Master's students completing summer internship experiences will have the opportunity to reflect on their internship experience and celebrate the start of the upcoming school year.  Presenters will deliver pitches highlighting...
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