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Economic Development Seminar

Poor and rational: Decision-making under scarcity

Apr 1, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
A growing literature associates poverty with anomalies in decision-making. Researchers investigate this link in a sample of over 3,000 small-scale farmers in Zambia, who were given the opportunity to exchange randomly assigned household items for alternative items of similar value.
Developing Future Leaders in U.S.-Russia Relations

Energy diplomacy: Central Europe takes charge of its own destiny

Mar 18, 2021, 11:30 am-12:40 pm EDT
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Mar 19, 2021, 10:00-11:10 am EDT
During this workshop, students will explore how the U.S. and European partners can work more closely to give Central and Southern European countries greater opportunities for growth and investment and provide a stable, resilient basis for the regions’ long-term development.
Developing Future Leaders in U.S.-Russia Relations

Energy diplomacy: Central Europe takes charge of its own destiny

Mar 18, 2021, 11:30 am-12:40 pm EDT
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Mar 19, 2021, 10:00-11:10 am EDT
During this workshop, students will explore how the U.S. and European partners can work more closely to give Central and Southern European countries greater opportunities for growth and investment and provide a stable, resilient basis for the regions’ long-term development.

NASPAA-Batten student simulation competition 2021 - Pandemic 2.0

Feb 27, 2021, 12:00-6:00 pm EST
Graduate students from more than 80 universities around Americas, Middle East, Africa and Europe will address pandemic in virtual NASPAA-Batten student simulation competition developed by the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming. 

Fireside chat with Vera Songwe and Susan Collins

Feb 15, 2021, 8:30-9:20 am EST
Following opening remarks by President Mark Schlissel, U.N. Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe and U-M Provost Susan M. Collins will kick off U-M Africa Week with a fireside chat.

Africa 2021, where do we go from here?

Feb 12, 2021, 11:30 am-12:30 pm EST
Join IEDP for a discussion with Kwame Owino, CEO of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), about the Kenyan policy landscape and where the region is going.
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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.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

The evolving role of the U.S. in the Gulf Region

Nov 16, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Join us for a virtual conversation co-hosted by the Gulf International Forum featuring Dr. Dania Thafer, Executive Director of the Gulf International Forum (GIF), Abbas Khadim, Director of Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council and General Anthony C. Zinni, former United States Marine Corps general in conversation with Ambassador Patrick Theros. 
Ford School

U.S. Army War College: Simulation on the East Asia Summit

Nov 13, 2020, 8:30-11:30 am EST
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Nov 14, 2020, 8:30-11:30 am EST
Please join us for a virtual simulation with Ambassador Daniel Shields & Steven Hildebrand, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Strategist, Department of Strategic Wargaming, Center for Strategic Leadership at U.S. Army War College.

U.S. Army War College: Simulation on the East Asia Summit

Nov 13, 2020, 8:30-11:30 am EST
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Nov 14, 2020, 8:30-11:30 am EST
Please join us for a virtual simulation with Ambassador Daniel Shields & Steven Hildebrand, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Strategist, Department of Strategic Wargaming, Center for Strategic Leadership at U.S. Army War College.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Responding to the “Democratic Backslide” in Central and Eastern Europe

Oct 26, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Kinga Brudzinska, Program Director of Future of Europe for GLOBSEC Policy Institute in conversation with John Ciorciari, director of Weiser Diplomacy Center. They will discuss major trends, challenges and opportunities for supporting democracy in central and eastern Europe—particularly the “V4” countries of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. This event is open to all University of Michigan students.    
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.