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Jun 24, 2020
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Join P3E for a discussion with Eric Brown, Senior Advisor for External Relations at the Great Lakes Commission, where he works with a broad array of decision-makers and stakeholders to enhance collaboration and secure a healthy and prosperous future...
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Jun 15, 2020
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Join P3E for a discussion with Anne Doyle, global speaker, author, journalist, business executive, podcast host, former elected official and lifetime change agent, who has been on the front lines of women's progress for nearly five decades.  Ms....
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May 07, 2020
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement as we host Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield and Detroit Health Department Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair for a discussion and updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Metro...
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May 04, 2020
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Join P3E for a Winter 2020 Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP) final student presentation by students Sharanya Pai and Leah Adelman. The PCLP is a semester-long independent study policy-based community project in Detroit that provides...
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Apr 27, 2020
10:30 am to 11:00 am
Join P3E for a Winter 2020 Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP) final student presentation with Nick Najor (MPP '20). The PCLP is a semester-long independent study policy-based community project in Detroit that provides students with...
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Apr 24, 2020
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
**Due to the COVID-19 situation, this IN-PERSON event has been canceled. However, we will deliver the content via BlueJeans. Check this page or follow @fordschool on Twitter for updates. Learn more here about the University of Michigan's new...
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Apr 23, 2020
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Please join P3E and SAC for a virtual brown bag with the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). CLOSUP Interim Director Thomas Ivacko and Professor Stephanie Leiser discussed how local governments are being impacted by COVID-19. Missed...
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Apr 16, 2020
11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Join P3E and SAC for a virtual brown bag with Professor Luke Shaefer about his work with State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Economic Security Administration during the COVID-19 crisis. Missed the event? See the video recording...
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Apr 10, 2020
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
**Due to the COVID-19 situation, this content was delivered via BlueJeans.** Join P3E Research Assistants Nathan Lindfors (BA '20), Brandan Pierce (MPP '20), and Monica Pagani (MPP/MSI '20) for a presentation of their work with the Port of Monroe,...
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Apr 10, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Join P3E and SAC for a virtual brown bag with Professor Shobita Parthasarathy on the comparative politics of COVID-19.
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Apr 07, 2020
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
**Due to COVID-19, this event was delivered via Zoom.** Join P3E for Getting Stuff Done: Getting it Right on Social Media with Nikki Sunstrum, U-M’s Director of Social Media and Public Engagement, who lead this session that began with a discussion...
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Apr 06, 2020
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
**Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event was delivered via BlueJeans. ** Join P3E and the and the Weiser Diplomacy Center for a Getting Stuff Done workshop with Shellie Bressler, a long-time Capitol Hill foreign policy staff member. Missed the...
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Mar 30, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
**Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled. We are working to reschedule for a future date or deliver this content in a different format. Check this page or follow @fordschool on Twitter for updates. Learn more here about the University of...
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Mar 23, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Future Fordies, want to learn more about the Ford School’s lively, engaged research centers? Staff and faculty will present information about how you can get involved. Our Research Centers #1: Engaged LearningMarch 23, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pmJoin the ...
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Mar 20, 2020
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
**Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been canceled.  We are working to reschedule for a future date or deliver this content in a different format. Check this page or follow @fordschool on Twitter for updates. Learn more here about the...
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Mar 18, 2020
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
**Due to the COVID-19 situation, this IN-PERSON event has been canceled. However, we will deliver the content via BlueJeans. Check this page or follow @fordschool on Twitter for updates. Learn more here about the University of Michigan's new...
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Feb 18, 2020
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Please join P3E as we host Ginsberg Center Research Assistant Kari Rea (MPP '20) for a session to train students, staff & faculty to be able to assist in the voter registration process. Help boost voter turnout by registering U-M students to...
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Feb 13, 2020
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Learn about U-M library resources, research guides, and how to navigate the online library system. Lunch provided. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/F56BRjh6DMCs9u139.
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Jan 28, 2020
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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Jan 23, 2020
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Please join the Ford School's Program in Practical Policy Engagement as we host Ginsberg Center Research Assistant Kari Rea (MPP '20) for a session to train students, staff & faculty to be able to assist in the voter registration process. Help...
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Jan 22, 2020
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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Dec 11, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Ford School students for their final Strategic Public Policy Consulting student flash presentations in the Betty Ford Classroom (1110 Weill Hall). Reception to follow. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/rrpmFeysdEvqRdoQ6. Strategic Public...
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Nov 18, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Click here for Detroit Public Television's interview with Nancy Wang, director of Voters Not Politicians for a preview of the event, and more information about Communities of Interest and Michigan's...
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Nov 15, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Op-eds provide a chance for the writer to lay out an argument directly to the audience, making it a great way to advocate for a policy. But there’s still a gatekeeper in the news outlet’s opinion page editor, who is weighing many priorities when...
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Nov 13, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Interested in community engagement opportunities this year? Building on the Entering & Engaging Communities session in September, this interactive workshop facilitated by Ginsberg Center staff uses cases to offer principles and practices for...
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Nov 05, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Paul Hillegonds is President of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, formerly Senior Vice President for Corporation Relations for DTE Energy and Co-Speaker of Michigan House of Representatives. 
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Nov 01, 2019
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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Oct 25, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Open to Ford School Community only. A light lunch will be served.  We invite you to a student session with Congressman Ted Deutch and his Chief of Staff Josh Rogin. Most Americans look to the White House or the State Department to understand...
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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. Mike, a UM engineering alumnus turned media entrepreneur, is the host...
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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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