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“Promise Kept” on Trump tariff threat - Deardorff

Jul 20, 2020
Alan Deardorff, Ford School professor and one of the world’s leading experts on international trade policy, was referenced in a Politifact “Trump-O-Meter” fact-check of Trump Administration policy promises.   The stated policy: “Any country that...
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Ford School PhD Phoenix receives Ralph J. Bunche Award

Jul 20, 2020
Ford School graduate Davin Phoenix (PhD, U-M Political Science and Ford School, 2015) has just won APSA's Ralph J. Bunche award for his 2019 book, The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotions in Politics (Cambridge University Press). The award goes to...
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Rabe lauds the Great American Outdoors Act

Jul 20, 2020
Ford School professor of Environmental Policy Barry Rabe writes in an essay for the Niskanen Center July 16 that” the recent Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act–buoyed with overwhelming bipartisan support–is a remarkable achievement in...
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Combating poverty and inequality amidst a pandemic

Jul 19, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr, Associate Dean and Poverty Solutions Director Luke Shaefer and Alford A. Young Jr., Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and courtesy faculty at the Ford School, discussed some of the ways...
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Tannistha Datta (MPA ‘09) protects children’s rights in India

Jul 13, 2020
Since volunteering with a children’s nonprofit in high school, Tannistha Datta (MPA '09) wanted to pursue children’s rights protection work. At the Ford School, this desire was confirmed. "Through policy and international development frameworks, the...
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Research looks at COVID-19 response around the world

Jul 10, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is affecting an unprecedented number of people at the same time. As the pandemic evolved in April and May, a group of researchers, including Ford School professor Ann Lin, undertook a survey in over a dozen locations around the...
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Making sense of the complex unemployment numbers

Jul 10, 2020
On July 2nd, the Labor Department reported that 4.8 million jobs had been added, and unemployment stood at 11% - still higher than it was at the peak of the Great Recession in 2008 — with 17.8 million Americans still out of work. Ford School...
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Ali insights into national security highlighted

Jul 10, 2020
Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali has been in the press recently commenting on a range of national security issues that have been in the news, including the president’s daily briefing and the cross-border tensions...
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Congratulations to Celeste Watkins-Hayes for two ASA awards!

Jul 9, 2020
Newly-appointed Ford School collegiate professor of public policy Celeste Watkins-Hayes has received two awards from the American Sociological Association for her book Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality  (2019,...
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Dean Michael Barr addresses International Students

Jul 8, 2020
International students are full members of our Ford School community. We support efforts by the University of Michigan and other schools to reverse or substantially change the short-sighted, egregious policy announced yesterday by the U.S....
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"Planet Money Summer School " features Stevenson and Wolfers

Jul 7, 2020
Planet Money, the irreverent and informative NPR podcast, is convening a Summer School starting on July 8, “turning it's podcast feed into a classroom for the masses, for anyone who wants to see the world through the lens of an economist.” Ford...
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Dodd-Frank achievements assessed on its 10th anniversary

Jul 2, 2020
The Center on Finance, Law and Policy co-hosted a day-long conference with the Brookings Institution on June 30 to mark the Dodd-Frank Act 10th Anniversary. Former Senator Chris Dodd and former Representative Barney Frank participated, as did...
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Democracy & Debate Theme Semester launches

Jul 2, 2020
This week marks the launch of the Democracy & Debate Theme Semester, a unique opportunity for teaching and learning about free speech and the exchange of ideas, democratic engagement from a global perspective and what it means to be a member of a...