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Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Gerry Anderson on energy policy and Michigan's economic recovery

Mar 31, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with Gerry Anderson (MPP '88), executive chairman of DTE Energy and co-chair of Michigan's Economic Recovery Council. Assistant Professor Kaitlin Raimi will moderate a discussion on energy policy and Michigan's economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
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18th Peter M. Wege Lecture featuring Naomi Klein

Mar 10, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm EST
Join us for a casual conversation with Naomi Klein that will touch upon the pivotal moment we are in as we work to address the climate crisis, fight for climate justice, and examine the detrimental impacts that colonialism and capitalism have had on our planet and society.
Conversations Across Difference

Rebecca Carroll on "Surviving the White Gaze"

Mar 3, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Join us for a discussion with Rebecca Carroll, writer, creative consultant, editor-at-large, and podcast host, about her new book Surviving the White Gaze.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Politics of pipelines

Feb 25, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Join leading scholars to discuss the politics associated with oil and gas pipeline construction in Canada and the United States.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

North American climate policy: Perspectives from the periphery

Feb 3, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Join us for a conversation about the current dynamics of climate policy in Canada and Mexico as well as the most promising avenues for cooperation going forward, both bilaterally (with the United States) and continentally (Canada, the United States, and Mexico).

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Eric Foner in conversation

Jan 29, 2021, 8:00 pm EST
This conversation brings together filmmaker, scholar, journalist and cultural critic, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with prominent historian Eric Foner to contemplate how a divided nation comes together.

U.S. race relations and foreign policy

Jan 27, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
In this talk, Amb. Susan D. Page will explore the presence and impact of race relations on U.S. foreign policy and U.S. actions at home.
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

The macroeconomics of COVID-19

Jan 21, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Economics Professor Linda Tesar will review some recent evidence on the impact of  COVID-19 on economic activity in the US and abroad and will discuss some of the ways that macroeconomists have begun to model the "COVID shock" and its economic effects. 
STPP Lecture Series

Digital contact tracing: An unlikely policy story

Dec 7, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Erin Simpson, Associate Director of Technology Policy at the Center for American Progress, will join STPP for a conversation about digital contact tracing and privacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Public diplomacy: A vision for 2021 and beyond

Dec 7, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST
This event will feature Dr. Vivian S. Walker, Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, in conversation with Professor John Ciorciari, Director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan, with a welcome address by Rejaul Karim Laskar, representing the Global Forum for Scholars & Practitioners of Diplomacy. 
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

What’s next for U.S. foreign policy?

Dec 2, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is partnering with the American Academy of Diplomacy to bring seasoned U.S. diplomats to Ford School and discuss the future of U.S. foreign policy after presidential election 2020.