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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.
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Watch or re-watch the Dean's Symposium

Join us for two days of panels, chats, and keynotes focused on examining and seeking solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face in Michigan, in the United States, and across the globe.
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State & Hill fall 2023: Social policy close to home

This edition of State & Hill focuses on stories of local impact. This is where policymaking can feel incredibly personal—where researchers, advocates, decision makers, and the people impacted by social policies live and work in close proximity to each other. It's often in these policy laboratories where we listen intently, test questions and ideas, and find new and exciting ways to support our neighbors.
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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...