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Parthasarathy profiled: why we need to diversify expertise

Jan 5, 2021 Public Books
In a Public Books Public Thinker profile, Shobita Parthasarathy discusses what drew her to science and technology policy, gene patents and testing, COVID-19, and the role of diversity and activism in science/technology to regain public trust.  In...
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Ivacko makes 2021 political predictions for Michigan

Jan 5, 2021 Hour Detroit
Ivacko joins other political experts to answer eight burning questions in Michigan politics. Will Mike Duggan be reelected?  What will become of twice-failed candidate John James? Who will benefit from congressional redistricting? And more. On...
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Wolfers: New stimulus is just the first half of the bridge

Jan 5, 2021 NPR
Wolfers: "This is a bill that's going to provide extra support for the unemployed, who really are among the most needy right now, all the way through till the middle of March, when we know the vaccine's not really going to be widely available until...
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Shaefer shares food insecurity insights on the Food First podcast

Jan 5, 2021 Food First podcast
Shaefer: "A number of years ago work requirements were reimposed on food stamps for adults without dependents....We looked at the research nationally and locally....when you add work requirements, there is very little evidence there it has any...
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Rabe on Trump's push for midnight regulation

Jan 5, 2021 The Detroit News via The Omaha World-Herald
"This would not be the first administration to do it, but the sheer range of things that they are trying to finish off or nail down is really pretty stunning," said Barry Rabe.  Read the full Detroit News article via The Omaha...
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Celeste Watkins-Hayes takes a people-centered research approach

Jan 4, 2021
New Ford School sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes works at the intersection of inequality, public policy, and institutions, with a special focus on urban poverty and race, class, and gender studies. Her most recent book Remaking a Life: How Women...
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Rabe and Raimi review 2020 energy and environmental policy

Dec 29, 2020 Resources Radio
Barry Rabe joined Daniel Raimi on his Resources Radio podcast to review the most important energy and environmental policy developments of 2020. Rabe's take: "We can say that 2020 shows that climate change is visible. It's drawing more people in...
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UK-EU trade deal will slow auto trade - Deardorff

Dec 29, 2020 Detroit News
"If nothing else, it will slow down the trade," Deardorff tells the Detroit News. "It's going to take longer for everything to move across the border."  You can read the article...
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Ali calls for the split of NSA and Cybercom

Dec 24, 2020 Defense One
In an essay in Defense One, Javed Ali and co-author Adam Maruyama argue that the next step in improving the U.S. national focus on cybersecurity should be acting on a long-debated proposal to split the job of leading the NSA and Cybercom.  "From...
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Splitting NSA and Cybercom makes sense, even in a crisis, says Ali

Dec 21, 2020
Javed Ali tells the Washington Post that the fact that the government is grappling with a major series of cyber intrusions should not be an impediment to splitting the NSA and Cybercom. “Splitting the responsibilities allows NSA to assume the role...
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Ali calls for increased sanctions to prevent aggressive cyber-attacks

Dec 18, 2020 Mother Jones
If the hacks can be tied back to Moscow, they are just the latest in a string of significant and aggressive cyber operations perpetrated by elements of the Russian government against local, state, and federal governments and corporate entities. “We...
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Saluting Winter 2020 graduates in a time of turmoil

Dec 18, 2020
The Ford School community came together to celebrate a significant milestone this week for 19 graduates as they earn their degrees in public policy. In a challenging year, and against the backdrop of a semester filled with online courses, Zoom...
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Davenport addresses injustice in new podcast series

Dec 18, 2020
What do Kant, Hobbes and Ice Cube have in common? And what can they tell us about racial injustice in America? The answers can be found in a new podcast series featuring Christian Davenport, Ford School professor of public policy by courtesy. In A...
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Ali says cyber-attacks show US vulnerabilities

Dec 17, 2020 ABC News
"It raises serious questions about the level of US defensive measures against cyber-attacks, as the vulnerabilities exploited in this latest attack crossed over into both private industry cyber tools and federal ones--neither of which were able to...
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Students highlight their practical policy engagements

Dec 17, 2020
Ford School students engaged in real problem-solving in the fall 2020 semester, tackling some of the most important issues facing Michigan. The undergraduate and graduate students participated in research and analysis projects as a part of the...
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Welcome newly elected Alumni Board members

Dec 17, 2020
Six Ford School alumni have been elected to the Alumni Board by their peers. Their term starts January 1, 2021, and runs through December 31, 2023. The elected members all are very engaged members of the alumni community, and they bring experience...
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Granholm appointment an embrace of green-economy advocate, says Rabe

Dec 16, 2020 Bridge Michigan
Rabe and other political and industry experts told Bridge Michigan that Granholm’s appointment is both a strategic nod to Rust Belt states whose industries will have to shift dramatically to achieve Biden’s climate agenda, and an embrace of an early...
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Announcing winter 2021 Ford School events

Dec 16, 2020
The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of winter ‘21 semester virtual events. We will be hosting distinguished faculty members, policymakers, and writers for events on topics ranging from energy policy and leadership, to racial...
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Dynarski: The student loan system has layers and layers of dysfunction

Dec 15, 2020 NPR Marketplace
"The key problem is in default and repayment problems," said Dynarski. "In terms of a macro-level, is this a big drag on the economy? I don't think so. In terms of a micro-level, are there people who's lives are ruined by fairly small amounts of...
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"Women in Economics" podcast features Stevenson

Dec 11, 2020 Women in Economics
“I didn’t see #MeToo coming, but it came, and it’s taking a while still to come for economics, but it is,” says Stevenson. She talks about her research on women’s labor market experiences and how her teaching style has changed in 2020 in the "Women...
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Rabe on federal incentives for state-level climate, clean energy action

Dec 10, 2020 Environment & Energy News
"States are absolutely desperate for revenue and have deep concerns about their ability to sustain themselves. There are growing questions of how states are going to reinvent themselves," Rabe said. "Every state is going to be coming to Washington...