Upcoming events

We host a diverse array of timely, meaningful events that engage our students, community, and public policy leaders. All of our Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 events will be held online.
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U.S. climate policy in 2021 and beyond

Mar 9, 2021, 5:00-6:00 pm EST
This panel discussion will feature climate policy experts as they provide insights on the current and future status of American climate action, steps needed to secure environmental justice, and the issues that need your advocacy.

Giving Blueday 2021: Support what you ♡ about the Ford School

Mar 10, 2021, All Day
One day. All of us. What will you do in one day? From midnight through 11:59 p.m. EST, Fordies around the globe have a unique opportunity to come together and support what each of us loves about the Ford School and University of Michigan.

Cocoa and community with the deans

Mar 10, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Warm up with some hot cocoa and community as Dean Michael Barr, Associate Dean Paula Lantz, and Associate Dean Luke Shaefer host a casual conversation for Ford School students, staff, and faculty.

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.
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

Banking on a Revolution

Mar 11, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Professor Terri Friedline's book, Banking on a Revolution, makes a compelling case for a revolutionized financial system that centers the needs, experiences, and perspectives of those it has historically excluded, marginalized, and exploited.
Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination Series

Lobbying and mass incarceration

Mar 11, 2021, 12:00-12:50 pm EST
Broderick Johnson, a Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School, will lead the discussion on lobbying and mass incarceration.

Ford School mixer

Mar 11, 2021, 7:00-7:50 pm EST
Interact with faculty and others around common interests through Zoom breakout rooms. Open to all Ford School students

Shared Sovereignty and Accountability in Fragile States

Mar 22, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
John Ciorciari and Susanna Campbell will talk about findings from his new book Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States outlining conditions under which shared sovereignty tends to fail or succeed in advancing accountability for human rights violation.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Public opinion on North American climate policy

Mar 23, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation about what the Canadian, United States, and Mexican public thinks about climate change, and about how government policy should address it.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Domestic violent extremism: Threats, policies, and new approaches

Mar 29, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Discussion will explore what key factors led to the insurrection on January 6, what policy gaps were exposed in the run-up to the events, and how different approaches are needed to tackle this threat before it worsens.
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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Policy Talks @ the Ford School

The fight for women's legal rights today

Apr 7, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Conversation between Fatima Goss Graves, CEO and President of the National Women's Law Center and Professor Celeste Watkins-Hayes.
Ford School
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Urban climate governance in North America

Apr 8, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with leading scholars of urban climate governance. Find out what some of the largest North American cities have been doing to address climate change.