Policy Priorities for the New Administration: Ford School Alumni Perspectives

Date & time

Jan 29, 2009, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Council on Foreign Relations
1777 F Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20006

Several alumni and former deans, Paul Courant and Becky Blank, participated in an active conversation about several key policy areas, and reconnected with old friends at the networking reception following the panel. A large group of current Ford School MPP students who were in DC for the school's annual recruiting trip also attended.


Moderator: Former School of Public Policy Dean and U-M Provost Paul N. Courant, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and Dean of Libraries, University of Michigan

The Federal Budget & Intervention in the Economy: Lauren E. Larson (MPP '98), Chief, Treasury Branch, OMB

Healthcare: Cheryl L. McMillen (MPP '90), Director, Division of Health Benefits and Income Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology, HHS

Sustainability & the Environment: Alan S. Miller (MPP '74), Principal Climate Change Specialist, International Finance Corp.

Housing: Paul Norris Weech (MPP '81), Principal, Innovative Housing Strategies, LLC

Location: Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC