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Education research in service of others

Apr 11, 2024
2022 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Fellow and Education Policy Initiative (EPI) Research Assistant Katie Hyland (MPP ‘24) is set to graduate this spring following the completion of her Master’s in Public Policy. She takes with her two years of...

Giving Blueday 2024: a record-setting day of giving

Apr 3, 2024
On March 13, the Ford School community once again raised the bar for single-day donations and gathered over $47,000 in student support, as part of U-M’s annual Giving Blueday celebration.A record-setting 170 donors unlocked a $20,000 challenge gift...

Stewart receives prestigious APSA book award

Apr 1, 2024
Associate professor and International Policy Center director Megan Stewart will be honored with the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) 2021-2022 Conflict Processes Section’s Best Book Award for her book, Governing for Revolution: Social...

Rabe weighs in on rapidly evolving climate issues

Mar 22, 2024
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out final regulations that will accelerate the transition to more climate-friendly vehicles over the next decade. The EPA also continues to finalize plans for the electricity sector and...

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, March 2024

Mar 12, 2024
Dear friends,A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with many of our alumni and students at our annual DC career exploration reception–held in person for the first time since early 2020. I was delighted to see a room packed full of Fordies...

Ford School announces 2024 PPIA Junior Summer Institute fellows

Mar 12, 2024
Twenty-four undergraduate students from across the U.S. will move to Ann Arbor for an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing them for graduate programs in public policy and international affairs. For over four decades, the...

Injuries of inequality and the promise of safety nets

Mar 7, 2024
What would a comprehensive strategy for reproductive rights and access look like, borrowing from the lessons from the fight against HIV? This is the question that Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Ford School...

IHP continues with university engagement efforts

Mar 6, 2024
The University of Michigan’s Inclusive History Project is continuing its efforts to engage members of the university community by developing a tri-campus student advisory committee and creating a research and engagement fund.The project is U-M’s...

Committee to advise on diversity of thought, free expression

Mar 5, 2024
The Ford School's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Jenna Bednar and Communications Director Laura Lee are part of a new University of Michigan advisory committee to recommend how the institution should put into practice a new statement of...

5 leadership tips from former military aide Matt Maasdam

Mar 1, 2024
Matt Maasdam, a former Navy SEAL and former military aide to President Obama, joined Javed Ali and 15 students for a lunchtime event, “Leadership through Teamwork.” In a lunch-time chat hosted by the Ford School Leadership Initiative, Maasdam shared...