Spotlights, spring 2023

May 3, 2023

Deans on the Hill

The Ford School joined U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty, then-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, to bring together policy deans Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Trevor Brown (Ohio State), and Maria Cancian (Georgetown) to talk to  prospective students on Capitol Hill. Towsley Policymaker in Residence Hardy Vieux (MPP/JD '97) moderated the discussion.

Elisabeth Gerber leads speechwriting simulation class
Photo by Michigan Photography

Speechwriting simulation

Former President Clinton's head speechwriter, Michael Waldman, inspired MPP students to practice policymaking and agenda setting as they simulated a U.S. State of the Union Address at the annual Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE) led by Elisabeth Gerber.



Celeste Watkins Hayes and Santa Ono pose for selfie
Photo by Michigan Photography

Presidential selfie

New U-M President Santa Ono stopped by Weill Hall to meet with faculty and snap a selfie with Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes in front of President Ford's portrait.





Students discussing presentations at 2023 Gramlich Showcase

A spring tradition continues

The 16th annual Gramlich Showcase filled The Becky with impressive student work on EU migration, housing, health assessments, and more.




Black perspectives in public policy panel

Black perspectives in public policy

Program in Practical Policy Engagement's community engagement manager DeAndré J. Calvert moderated a discussion, Black Perspectives in Public Policy, with Patrick Wimberly, mayor of Inkster, MI; Alma Wheeler Smith, former Michigan state legislator; and Theodore Jones, Detroit Public Schools Community District project manager.


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