Feb 24, 2020
4:00 pm
Priti Krishtel is a 15-year veteran of the global access to medicines movement. In 2006, she co-founded I-MAK, a nonprofit that works to combat the rising cost of prescription drugs by re-imagining the patent system so that people can get the...
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Feb 10, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public.  Reception to follow. Description:  Automation has been significantly improving safety, efficiency, and throughput in aviation for decades. Automation in autonomous vehicles (AVs) offers similar improvement potential on...
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Feb 05, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
This event has been postponed. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.  This event will be livestreamed. Check back here right before the event for viewing details. Join us for a discussion with former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps and...
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Jan 29, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Event will be livestreamed here.  Join the ConversationIn 2018, journalist Davey Alba traveled to the Philippines to investigate Facebook’s breakneck proliferation in that country and President Rodrigo Duterte’s rise to...
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Jan 22, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Description: In 2018, the National Academies released Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, detailing the ways that continuous, dramatic innovations in research methods and technologies, changes in the nature and availability of work, shifts...
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Nov 20, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Facial recognition technology is sweeping into our public and private lives. The government is deploying it at the border and throughout law enforcement investigations. Technology companies are building it into their social networks. Employers are...
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Oct 23, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us for an information session about the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Graduate Certificate!  Wednesday, October 23rd, 4:00pm-5:00pm 5240 Weill Hall There will be SNACKS!  Do you want to learn how science and technology policy is...
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Oct 21, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
This event has been canceled.   From the speaker's bio: Max Clermont is co-founder & head of policy with Data for Black Lives in Cambridge, MA. Prior to his role at D4BL, Clermont served as chief of staff at the University of Chicago Medicine's...
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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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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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May 03, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Enjoy delicious food and live music as you tour the classrooms, spaces and suites of Weill Hall. Pose for a silly selfie with friends, faculty, and staff at the photo booth. And don't forget to pick up some gear from the Spirit Store so you can wear...
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Mar 25, 2019
4:00 pm
Who or what is the creator in a world where machines generate original music, poetry, art and more?  Is the human creator of a machine the creator of the machine's output? Who holds copyright for creations made by computers or algorithms rather than...
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Feb 15, 2019
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided. *****Stream***** Join the conversation: #policytalks. About the event: Thomas Kalil, Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures and former Deputy Director for Policy for the White House...
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Jan 28, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
What does it take to bring digital transformation to government in San Francisco, a tech city where expectations are high and social justice activism is a part of daily life? From policy old and new, to the challenges of making government digital,...
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Jan 18, 2019
4:00 pm
Technology has long played a central role in efforts to alleviate global poverty, with international NGOs and developed world governments using it as an important modernization tool. But these interventions have had mixed impacts: in addition to...
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Dec 06, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception and book sales provided by Bookbound to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks About the talk: In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy...
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Sep 17, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Join the conversation: #policytalks In her dissent from the Federal Communications Commission's May 2018 decision to end net neutrality protections, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote, "The FCC is on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of...
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Mar 19, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In this talk, Professor Warigia Bowman examines the policymaking and implementation processes for information and communication technologies (“ICT”) in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda from 1990 to 2015.  The efforts to write ICT policies in four...
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Jan 22, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Has science and technology policymaking changed during the Trump Administration? How? What do the US politics of science and technology look like in 2018? Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring University of Michigan graduates working in...
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Jan 22, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
What does the landscape look like for those wanting to graduate from the University of Michigan and launch or re-launch a career in science and technology policy? Join us at the Ford School for a career panel with University of Michigan alumni...
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Nov 06, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks   Join us as we welcome Dr. T. Ramasami, former secretary of science and technology for India, as he discusses the role of science and technology policy in...
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Sep 27, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Why complete a graduate certificate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP)?  Come to the STPP information session to find out! When: Wednesday, September 27th from 5:30-6:30pm Where: 3240 Weill Hall This is a great time to learn more about...
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Sep 11, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Talk summary: The process of technological displacement of workers began in the automobile industry in the 1960's, and with the rise of connectivity and AI it is accelerating rapidly. For example, it may be no surprise, given what's happened in the...
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Jun 23, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join us on June 23 from 4-6 p.m. for a discussion on the role of the patent system in governing emerging technologies, on the launch of Shobita Parthasarathy's Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and...
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Apr 19, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Talk Abstract: Human experience is the frontline of emerging environmental health problems. This talk discusses how we can more successfully build a research infrastructure for this frontline of experience, through reducing the cost of research...
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Mar 27, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Book signing available through Nicola's Books. Join in the conversation #policytalks This book talk is part of the Patents, social justice, and public responsibility symposium. You may optionally...
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Mar 27, 2017
8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE: http://umichfordschool.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d43P0098ezJPhNb This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, and the Gerald R. Ford School...
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Feb 16, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The STPP-affiliated student group, InSPIRE, is hosting a movie night of Ex Machina next Thursday, February 16th at 6pm in 1230 Weill Hall. Dinner will be provided. Please plan to attend the screening and discussion of this independent science...
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Feb 07, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Lunch: 11:30am-12:00pm Webinar: 12:00-1:00pm RSVP required. Lunch will be provided. **This event is for STPP students and alumni only.** Description: Katie Reeves is the Engagement and Communications Lead for the US Global Change Research Program's...
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Jan 12, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Lunch: 11:30am-12:00pm Webinar: 12:00-1:00pm RSVP required. Lunch will be provided. **This event is for STPP students and alumni only.** Description: Nathan Boll is the Space Policy Research Assistant in the Division of Resources, Science and...
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Dec 14, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Student Lunch: 12-1pm in 5240 WeillTalk: 4-5:30pm in 1110 Weill During the past two decades environmental issues and especially climate change have become very divisive issues in U.S. politics, both among political...
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Dec 05, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Monday, 12/5, 4-5:30pm, 1014 Tisch Hall:Toward Anti-Ontology: The Unmaking of Chronic Pain in ThailandScott Stonington, U-M Anthropology, Global Environment and Health, Internal Medicine, VA HospitalFor more information: http://lsa.umich.edu/sts/...
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Nov 17, 2016
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Thursday, November 17, 20165:45-6:45pm in 1220 Weill Speaker: Professor Kaitlin Raimi Background reading available upon request Description: In the face of mounting evidence of the dire consequences of climate change, researchers and policymakers...
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Nov 09, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 9, 20166-8pm in 4240 Weill Join us for a screening of Before the Flood, a documentary on climate change. Dinner will be provided. Questions? Contact the new InSPIRE student leaders: Rachel Merzel (rlmerzel@umich.edu) and Ember...
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Oct 31, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Monday, 10/31, 4-5:30pm, 1014 Tisch Hall: Social Media in Political Branding: Narendra Modi and the New Twitter TechnocratJoyojeet Pal, U-M School of Information For more information: http://lsa.umich.edu/sts/news-events/all-events.detail.html/32982...
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Sep 29, 2016
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
The symposium will examine the history and philosophy of the social sciences, bringing together lines of inquiry that often exist separately. Symposium participants will include philosophers, historians, and sociologists. What is shared by the...
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Apr 22, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pizza lunch served at 11:50 AM  Book sigining with Margo Oge immediately following (books will be available for purchase).  In recognition of Earth Day, please join us for a very special lecture about what it takes to pass historic air quality...
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Apr 16, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. About the panel:Bad news: decaying streets, scarce parking, increased congestion make driving to work more and more frustrating.  On the other hand, more sophisticated hardware and software are...
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Nov 20, 2014
11:45 am
A non-pizza lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for the latest installment of the ELPP Lecture Series. Professor Michael Wara, Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, will be the featured...
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Sep 22, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. About the topic: Renewable, distributed and intermittent energy sources are becoming a larger share of electricity generation, challenging the century-old model of financing and managing electricity...
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Apr 16, 2007
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Shobita Parthasarathy is Assistant Professor and Codirector of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Professor Parthasarathy will be speaking from her...
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