Upcoming events

At the Ford School, we strive to host a diverse array of timely, meaningful events that engage our students, community, and public policy leaders. All of our Fall 2020 events will be held online.
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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. 

Alumni Board meeting

Oct 2, 2020, 8:00 am-5:00 pm EDT
Virtual - details to follow
The Ford School Alumni Board meeting will take place Friday, October 2 in a virtual format.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Promoting Digital Democracy

Oct 5, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Amy Studdart, senior advisor at the International Republican Institute, where she leads the organization's digital democracy programming, in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center about two case examples of combating misinformation while promoting open online spaces, in Taiwan and Venezuela.   
Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination Series

Political Conflict

Oct 7, 2020, 12:00-12:50 pm EDT
Join faculty discussant, Christian Davenport, to hear about political conflict.
Conversations Across Difference, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Maya MacGuineas and Lawrence H. Summers: Is the federal deficit unsustainable?

Oct 7, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with Lawrence H. Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, on whether the growing federal deficit is sustainable for the United States economy.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

U.S.-China relations during COVID-19: Finding a path forward

Oct 20, 2020, 10:00-11:00 am EDT
Join us for a conversation on current relations between the United States and China and possible paths forward given COVID and the upcoming U.S. elections. Panelists will include Kenneth Lieberthal, senior fellow emeritus at Brookings, Mary Gallagher, professor of political science, and Ann Lin, associate professor of public policy. Ford School Dean Michael Barr will moderate the discussion. 
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Framing and Debating Climate Change and the Environment in Key African States

Oct 22, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Dr. Babajide Ololajulo, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Dr. Patrick Cobbinah, Urban Planning Academic in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, in conversation with Justine M. Davis, LSA Collegiate Fellow in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan.
Ford School

Homecoming Weekend 2020

Oct 23, 2020, 12:00-5:00 pm EDT
The University of Michigan Homecoming Weekend is Friday, October 23-Sunday, October 25, 2020. 
Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination Series

Race, Media and Political Attitudes

Nov 12, 2020, 12:00-12:50 pm EST
Faculty discussant, Mara Ostfeld will discuss emerging trends in Race, Media and Political Attitudes.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

The Evolving Role of the U.S. in the Gulf Region

Nov 16, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Please join us for a virtual public event with General Anthony C. Zinni, former United States Marine Corps general and Dr. Dania Thafer, Executive Director of Gulf International Forum (GIF) in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center. 
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

The Next Administration: Post-Election Recap

Nov 19, 2020, 6:00-7:30 pm EST
Dean Michael S. Barr will moderate a conversation with Ford School faculty members Betsey Stevenson, Shobita Parthasarathy, and John Ciorciari about the 2020 Presidential election and policy priorities of the next presidential term.