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Ford School welcomes four new Committee members

Dec 2, 2020
The Ford School is pleased to announce that four distinguished, dynamic leaders have joined our Committee, the school’s external advisory group. The new members are Dudley Benoit (MPP ‘95), executive vice president for Alliant Capital, Ltd.;...
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Michigan Education Data Center an invaluable tool for research

Dec 1, 2020
Does waiting a year to start kindergarten lead to better academic outcomes? How does participation in summer youth employment impact high school graduation and college enrollment? What career pathways are students pursuing? Researchers from...
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Ciorciari supports U-M Law alum charged in Cambodia crackdown

Nov 24, 2020
University of Michigan Law School alum Theary Seng cut her hair live on Radio Free Asia this past Thursday. It was not for fashion but convenience: should she go to jail the next week, she wanted to be prepared to deal with lice.  Seng is a...
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Harris joins Ford School colleagues on Biden-Harris transition

Nov 20, 2020
Ford School professor of practice and Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Adrienne Harris has been named to a Biden-Harris transition Agency Review Team, focusing on the Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators group includes the...
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Wolfers: Postpone Thanksgiving to save lives

Nov 19, 2020
"Let’s postpone Thanksgiving until May 27. By then Americans should have a lot more to be thankful for, including the likely availability of at least two highly effective vaccines, perhaps the freedom to get together with friends and possibly the...
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Rabe: Substantive environmental changes will take years to implement

Nov 17, 2020
“You read descriptions of the process and it sounds like flipping a switch [between presidential administrations],” said Rabe. “But the quick things tend to be somewhat superficial. The deeper and more significant the action, the more likely you are...
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Questioning election validity makes the U.S. vulnerable, says Ali

Nov 17, 2020
"It's one thing to try to prevent foreign adversaries from engaging in disinformation and misinformation campaigns to influence the elections," Ali said. "When you have the President and his advisers pushing those messages literally from inside the...
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Schwarz: The Republican Party due for a correction

Nov 12, 2020
“The Republican Party, in many ways, if you’re truly party faithful, has become cultish, and the demand is for allegiance and loyalty to the party ahead of allegiance and loyalty to the country. I don’t buy that. Nobody should, and that’s got to...
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Ali: Acting defense secretary Miller is not a political operative

Nov 9, 2020
Javed Ali, who preceded Miller as senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, said that Miller is “not a political operative.”  “He’s got years of experience in the military and then the national security policy arena...
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Rabe: Fragile coalition of support exists for climate action

Nov 9, 2020
“I think Biden can assume that he would have some industry support to work with. This would require really careful political work to hold that supportive coalition together,” Rabe said. Read the full Vox article about Joe Biden's plans to fight...
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Another stimulus will be needed, says Shaefer

Nov 9, 2020
The initial stimulus plan was “the best thing we’ve ever done for low-income families during an economic crisis and it’s not even close,” said Shaefer. “It’s quite clear we’re going to need another economic stimulus to help families at this time” to...
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PPIA innovates as it heads to its 40th year

Nov 9, 2020
The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is entering its 40th year after a summer of adjustment and innovation. The intensive seven-week summer program focuses on preparing diverse undergraduate students for...
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Ford School announces plans for Winter 2021

Nov 9, 2020
A letter from Ford School Dean Michael Barr: Dear Ford School community, By now you've seen the message from President Schlissel earlier today, announcing the University's plans for Winter semester. University leaders have learned from the...