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State Department Diplomat in Residence
The University of Michigan is one of a very small group of U.S. colleges selected by the U.S. Department of State to host a Diplomat in Residence (DIR)—a career Foreign Service officer who provides guidance and advice to students and professionals who are interested in exploring careers, internships, or fellowships with the U.S. Foreign and Civil Services.
Andrew Mann, a recipient of the American Foreign Service Association's 1994 Rivkin Award for constructive dissent against U.S. policy toward Bosnia, is our current Diplomat in Residence. While Mann is positioned at the Ford School, on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus, he is available to serve the entire University of Michigan community, as well as the full North Central region of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.
Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence
The Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Program was established at the Ford School in 2002 to bring individuals with significant national and international policymaking experience to campus to interact with students and faculty. The program enhances our curriculum and strengthens our ties to the policy community.
Hardy Vieux (MPP/JD '97), legal director of Human Rights First, is our current Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence. Vieux manages the organization’s refugee representation work. Previously, he worked for Save the Children International on issues impacting Syrian refugee children in Amman, Jordan.