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Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

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Douglas Brook: Budgeting for national security

Oct 1, 2014 1:29:58

Doug Brook talks about reasonings of U.S. investment in national security, the history of defense budgets, and the sensitivity of budgets to historical events as well as discretionary programs and entitlements. November, 2009.

Alberto Trejos: Costa Rica and CAFTA

Oct 1, 2014 1:19:48

Alberto Trejos discusses the evolution of Costa Rica's decision to join the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and shares his insight on how political strategy & drama influenced Costa Rica's adoption into CAFTA. November, 2008.

Martin Palouš: Early 21st Century Czech Republic

Oct 1, 2014 1:29:51

Martin Palouš discusses how international affairs seen differently by small and large democratic nations and uses the Czech Republic to show how small nations have their own heritages, experiences, and perspectives. February, 2008.

Cecilia Muñoz: Immigration policy and national interest

Oct 28, 2007 1:13:39

Cecilia Muñoz's lecture titled, "Latinos, immigration policy and the national interest" discusses how the debate on immigration reform has become one of the nation's major domestic policy challenges and opportunities. March, 2007.

Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Managing presidential campaigns: Lessons learned in 2020

Nov 18, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Join us for a discussion on elections and campaigns, in 2020 and beyond. The discussion will include Katie Packer Beeson, former deputy campaign manager for the Romney/Ryan campaign in 2012 and founding partner of Burning Glass Consulting, and Greg Schultz, general election strategist and senior advisor for the 2020 Biden campaign. Broderick Johnson, Towsley Policymaker in Residence, will moderate. 
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School, STPP Lecture Series

Cybersecurity: Threats, policy, and responses

Sep 30, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
In this conversation, Paul Abbate, Associate Deputy Director of the FBI, and David Levy, Vice President of Amazon Web Services, will discuss some of the challenges in addressing current cybersecurity threats, formulating policy, and calibrating responses. 
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Community development finance: Responding to community needs

Nov 30, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
The panelists will discuss their work in helping to deliver capital to America’s communities, the growth and transformation of the industry,  headwinds the field faces and what’s in store for the next 40 years of community development finance.
Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling Health Policy Fund, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

"Credible messengers, critical trust: Community health empowerment" with Ruth Browne (MPP/MPH '83), CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute

Jan 28, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
Join the Ford School in welcoming back Dr. Ruth Browne, CEO of Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and the 2015 Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence. This event is part of the University of Michigan's 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Khmer Rouge Trials: Serving to End or Compound Cambodia's Culture of Impunity?

Apr 21, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
About the event In a conversation moderated by Susan Waltz, Margo Picken and John Ciorciari will discuss the positive and negative effects of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge trials that began several years ago in "extraordinary chambers" of the courts of Cambodia. Will they bring "closure" to the country's dark past?
Ford School
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Networked Diplomacy: Exercising Influence in a Modern World

Mar 31, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Follow the conversation on Twitter: #policytalks From the speaker's bio: Richard Boucher comes to us following his tenure as Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to joining OECD, Richard enjoyed an extremely successful career with the State Department, becoming the longest-serving Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and serving as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs (2006-2009).
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Budgeting for National Security: How Much Should We Spend?

Nov 2, 2009, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall 735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor 48109 Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
Douglas A. Brook, former Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer, is a distinguished graduate of the Ford School (MPA '67) and will be the 2009 Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Costa Rica and CAFTA: Policy, Politics and Strategy of a New Era in Costa Rican Trade.

Nov 10, 2008, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Alberto Trejos, the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, will focus his presentation on the evolution of Costa Rica's decision to join the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). In addition to addressing the implications of a Costa Rica-United States free trade agreement, Dr.
Ford School
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

The Cost of Forgiveness: After South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Apr 4, 2007, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Yazier Henry, Director, Direct Action Centre for Peace and Memory, Capetown, South Africa; Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Yazier Henry is a former anti-Apartheid activist who, as a teenager, became an officer in Umkhonto We Sizwe, the military wing of the African National Congress. He is a poet, writer, and peace activist.
Ford School