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If you’re eager to lead, to find creative solutions, and to make a big impact on your communities, the Ford School is the right place for you—at the right time.Our programs
Watkins-Hayes recommended new dean of Ford School
Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes, interim dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a scholar known for her research on the organizational...Finish reading
2023 Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day
Save the date, Thursday, July 13, 2023, for the Ford School's annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day celebration. Planning is underway so check back...Learn more
From cradle through career, education programs exist to help children and youth learn, grow, and succeed in school and in life. But how do decision makers know which interventions work? How can their investments address institutional and systemic...
Urgent questions at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy are shaping nearly every aspect of our society. Science and technology policies shape transportation, communication, public safety, social services, and much...
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“ I’ve loved serving our community, and have worked hard to advance bipartisan engagement, listening and talking to one another across our differences in a way that can deepen our democracy and get practical things done.
Michael S. Barr
Barr, who served as dean of the Ford School from 2017-2022, is a governor and vice chair for supervision of the Federal Reserve Board, where he will develop policy recommendations for the Fed and oversee the supervision and regulation of the largest U.S. financial institutions.Read more