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Ciorciari supports U-M Law alum charged in Cambodia crackdown

Nov 24, 2020
“Everyone in the sector knows Theary,” Ciorciari said. “She’s a very vocal opponent of the government, and has been courageous in criticizing the government even during these last several years when criticizing the government has been a particularly...
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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...
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Contesting 2020 Election, recounts won't change the result, says Ali

Nov 8, 2020
“President Trump again is just trying to cast doubt on the veracity of these results and leaving it open perhaps in his mind that somehow that there’s an ability to contest these results, ” said Ali. “Even if these results swing the other direction...
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Stange: Taking a COVID gap year? Have a plan to re-enroll in school

Nov 7, 2020
Kevin Stange said students who have decided to take time off should create a “plan” to re-enroll in school, as a way to hold themselves accountable. “Most people are not the next Bill Gates and will be much better off having gone to college,” he...
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Hanson expects Biden to restore normalcy to the White House

Nov 7, 2020
“This election was a crucial crossroads for American political institutions. Trump has led America to a dangerous place. Biden’s election is a step back from the brink, but also the start of hard work to restore the fractured fabric of American...