Diplomacy and foreign affairs
The Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center has made the University of Michigan a leading, dynamic hub for engagement with the foreign policy community and a national leader in international policy education.
Established in 2018 with a transformative gift from U-M alumni Ron and Eileen Weiser, the Weiser Diplomacy Center brings to campus high-profile leaders in foreign affairs, including Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Steve Biegun, Stephen Hadley, and Denis McDonough. We host professors of practice in international diplomacy, distinguished leaders who teach, mentor, and inspire our students. We develop and host simulations and other practical opportunities for students to grapple with issues such as environmental diplomacy and countering violent extremism. We support student-initiated projects, internships, and travel around the world.
The next generation of creative, well-trained, committed diplomats and foreign affairs professionals is studying at the Ford School. We offer competitive fellowships to top graduate students, awarding up to $25,000 per year.
To address today’s global challenges, we need professionals who have a strong grounding in history and social science and who can apply that knowledge to complex practical problems.”John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center
A world of difference
Ford School wins innovation in international programming award
General Jim Mattis on "Call Sign Chaos" Apr 21, 2021
The Crisis in Myanmar: Repression, Resistance, Repercussions panel Apr 15, 2021
Hillary Clinton: Reflections on Foreign Policy: Defense, Diplomacy, and Development Oct 10, 2019
Stephen Biegun - International Diplomacy Challenges: North Korea Sep 6, 2019
Susan Rice on Tough Love: 'My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For' Jan 20, 2020
Samantha Power: The Education of an Idealist Sep 25, 2019
How do you end conflicts through diplomacy conflict resolution? You need to have talented people who invest themselves in the substance of these places.