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Join the Diversity Student Coalition (DiSC) for the 2016 Diversity Summit, "About Us Without Us: Decision Making and Activism in Policy."
2016 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Mariam Noland has been widely recognized as the "hero of the Grand Bargain," the landmark effort to save Detroit from bankruptcy. She was a central figure in organizing a collaborative of foundations to donate $816 million to bail out Detroit's pension system and protect the Detroit Art Institute's art from being sold, and will help oversee the Foundation for Detroit's Future, which was established to oversee Grand Bargain funds, for the next 20 years. Ms. Noland will engage in conversation with Megan Tompkins-Stange, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, about her experience as a foundation professional, her views about the role of philanthropy in providing for public needs, and how community foundations act as agents of social change.
2016 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Sister Simone Campbell has led three cross-country “ Nuns on the Bus ” trips, focused on economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, and (most recently) voter turnout. She will discuss these issues and more.
2016 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This program features some of the best scholars of interest groups, policy advocacy, and social movements in the country. The papers presented span three disciplines (Political Science, Economics, Sociology) and include work that is experimental, formal, historical, comparative, qualitative, and quantitative. They deal with a number of topics, including corporate and nonprofit advocacy, health and environmental policy, and campaign finance.
2015 - 8:00 am to 12:15 pm
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Michael Pagano, Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss comparative research aimed to help better inform city leaders, public policy makers, and government officials in making fiscal policy decisions.
2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm