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Related Past Events

Nov
01
Meet the force of women leading communities in Michigan, engage with municipal issues, and learn more about the management profession in this interactive panel session.
2019 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Mar
14
An informal roundtable conversation with Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz (Ford MPP '96) who will share his experience from Ford School student to current Mayor of the City of Toledo.
2019 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Mar
07
CLOSUP Lecture Series
The U.S. is in the midst of an energy transition. This path toward decarbonization of the energy sector promises many societal benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions, technological innovation, and reduced air pollution. The costs of this transition such as price spikes or job displacement, however, are not evenly spread across the population, since some individuals and communities are more vulnerable to the adverse impacts than others. In this presentation, I will introduce a framework for conceptualizing vulnerability and then provide an illustration of its potential application using the case of the renewable portfolio standard. I will also present findings from interviews and focus groups with individuals that reside or work within more vulnerable populations. These findings provide insights about the manner in which communities perceive of the energy transition, and how they cope with changes introduced by the transition.
2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sep
24
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) will host a private screening of the documentary titled Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game . The screening is open to ALL Ford School students, staff, and faculty. Pizza and soda provided.
2014 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Feb
12
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Free and open to the public. Read the working paper See the presentation slides Speaker: George Fulton , Director, Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, Department of Economics, Research Professor, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy, University of Michigan About the Speaker: George A. Fulton received his Ph.D.
2014 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Related Faculty/Staff

Photo of Debra Horner
Project Manager
Email:
dhorner@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 647-4091
Photo of Barry Rabe
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Environmental Policy; Professor of Political Science; Professor of the Environment
Email:
brabe@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-9596

Related Courses

PUBPOL 475
Topics:Michigan Politics & Policy
Fall
2016
U-M Class#: 
21453
Credits: 
3
Instructor: 
Section: 
306
Days: 
M / W
Time: 
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
1220 WEILL