Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Steven D. Levitt, author of Freakonomics

SEATING PASS REQUIRED

Date & Time

Oct 31, 2014, 12:30-2:00 pm EDT

Free and open to the public.

Join the conversation: #fordschool100

SEATING PASS REQUIRED (PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY)

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UPDATE (October 31, 2014):  All tickets have been distributed. 

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UPDATE (October 28, 2014): The Michigan Union Ticket Office has no remaining seating passes for the public or the U-M community. We hope to release a small number of remaining tickets after October 29th. Please check this space for updates.

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UPDATE (October 24, 2014): Beginning Monday, October 27, the Michigan Union Ticket Office will have a limited number of seating passes for members of the general public or the U-M community. 

Seating passes must be picked up in person at the Michigan Union Ticket Office: http://muto.umich.edu/hours-operation

Limit one per person.

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UPDATE (October 14, 2014): The Michigan Union Ticket Office has no remaining seating passes for the public or the U-M community. We expect to release a small number of remaining tickets after October 25th. Please check this space for updates.

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Ford School alumni, faculty, staff, and students:

Ford School Centennial Reunion registrants will be able to pick up their seating passes at the alumni check-in table located in the Rackham Lobby on the day of the event. Current Ford School students, faculty, and staff will receive special instructions for collecting their individual seating passes for this centennial event.

University of Michigan Students, Faculty & Staff:

UPDATE: A limited number of seats have been reserved for University students, faculty, and staff. Reserved seating passes must be picked up in person at the Michigan Union Ticket Office between Monday, October 6 and Friday, October 31http://muto.umich.edu/hours-operation

Limit one per person. U-M ID required if picking up seating passes between Monday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 8th.

Members of the General Public:

UPDATE: A limited number of seats have been reserved for the general public. Seating passes must be picked up in person at the Michigan Union Ticket Office between Wednesday, October 8, 2014 and Friday, October 31:http://muto.umich.edu/hours-operation

Limit one per person.

 

From Steven D. Levitt's bio:
Steven Levitt is the bestselling author of Freakonomics (2005)Superfreakonomics (2009), and the recently published Think Like a Freak (2014). He is co-founder of Spin for Good, and the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. Dr. Levitt received his BA from Harvard University in 1989 and his PhD from MIT in 1994. He has taught at Chicago since 1997. In 2004, Dr. Levitt was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of 40. In 2006, he was named one of Time magazine's “100 People Who Shape Our World.” Dr. Levitt is also the co-author popular Freakonomics Blog.

About the Ford School Centennial:
In 1913, Jesse S. Reeves, chairman of the University of Michigan political science department, proposed an academic program dedicated to training future leaders in city government. In a letter to U-M President Hutchins, Reeves wrote: "I believe that the University has a distinct opportunity, not only in offering a public service to the people of the state…but in leading the way in the training of municipal experts."

A year later, the political science department launched a program leading to a Master of Arts in Municipal Administration — the nation's first systematic public service training program.

Throughout 2014, we're celebrating and reflecting on the history, evolution, and future of one of the world's premier schools of public policy: Ours. 

For more information, please visit the Ford School Centennial Reunion website.