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Ali comments on Paul Pelosi attack

Oct 31, 2022 ABC Australia
Javed Ali, ABC Australia: "I would argue, unfortunately, it's a continuation of the same level of threat we have now seen for the last few years, if not longer. And this latest attack is just a manifestation of what I had called a couple years ago,...
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Ford School faculty contribute to Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative

Oct 31, 2022
Three Ford School faculty members have played an integral role in U-M's Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative, providing expertise and guidance to the initiative. The Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative is led by the Office of the Provost and aims to bring 21...
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Stevenson reassures Gen Z about inflation

Oct 30, 2022 NPR
Betsey Stevenson, NPR: "The inflation has been pretty darn stable for your whole life and even some of your parents' life. And then all of a sudden, we hit 2021, and it's like, what's happening? They should count themselves lucky for being on the...
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What the public can teach us about saving democracy - El-Sayed

Oct 30, 2022 Detroit Metro Times
Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit Metro Times: "The frontal assault on our democracy is truly shocking — and it ought to be the most important issue facing our country in these elections. Yet, the systematic starvation and misappropriation of our democracy...
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Ivacko discusses voter priorities in 2022 election

Oct 30, 2022
Ahead of the midterm election, Tom Ivacko, executive director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, joined WXYZ Detroit to discuss what's on voters' minds. "This is a very interesting election cycle. Typically, the economy is one of...
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Wolfers weighs in on MeToo movement in economics

Oct 28, 2022 The Chronicle of Higher Education
Justin Wolfers, The Chronicle of Higher Education: Justin Wolfers, a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor who has written about gender issues in the field for The New York Times, said the conversation...
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Levitsky discusses US support for Ukraine

Oct 28, 2022 The Hill
Melvyn Levitsky, The Hill: While lawmakers may ultimately fall in line behind the Biden administration, the divisions and political damage may not fade so quickly.  “On the progressive side, [it] makes them look like they’re weak in the sense of not...
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Trump investigation to be 'explosive' - Ali

Oct 27, 2022 Washington Post
Javed Ali, Washington Post: "Because this is so unprecedented, they are going to take it slow. It's going to be so explosive. And the last thing you want to do is bring a case to trial that is weak or has holes, because then what would be the...
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Ivacko breaks down Michigan Public Policy Survey for MLive

Oct 27, 2022 MLive
Tom Ivacko, MLive: "We released a report recently that found over half of Michigan local governments reporting their personnel have been harassed or abused by the public in the last few years, and much of what passes for public discourse on national...
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Erb-Downward on homeless children and early childhood education

Oct 27, 2022 Detroit Free Press
Jennifer Erb-Downward, Detroit Free Press: “The reach of these early learning programs for children experiencing homelessness is not what we need to see if we actually want to see children truly thriving in their lives and in their education. And...
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Ali calls for U.S. to build stronger cybersecurity strategy

Oct 27, 2022 The Cipher Brief
Javed Ali, The Cipher Brief: "Going forward, the White House must balance the demands of getting full buy-in from a diverse range of government and industry partners on something as important as a new strategy, while acknowledging that the velocity,...
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Hall analyzes gubernatorial debate

Oct 26, 2022 Newsweek
Richard Hall, Newsweek: "I don't think anyone can predict the odds based on that polling with much confidence—estimating support for candidates is a lot easier than predicting whose supporters will turn out. New registrations and absentee ballots...
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Rabe discusses role of environment in gubernatorial race

Oct 25, 2022 Bridge Michigan
Barry Rabe, Bridge Michigan: “I wouldn’t say that the environment and climate are irrelevant. But they're probably not as significant in an election where the candidates' positions are polar opposites on some of the big...
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Ali comments on FBI counterintelligence arrest in Ypsilanti

Oct 25, 2022 The Detroit News
Javed Ali, The Detroit News: “That is a long-term effort that intelligence services around the world try to do all the time; trying to develop sources and methods that can benefit your country. If there were national security concerns, hopefully...
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Ali weighs in on "terrorism" prosecution of Oxford shooting suspect

Oct 24, 2022 Washington Post
Javed Ali, Washington Post: “Even though the [laws] have been on the books for years, for some reason it only seems now that prosecutors and attorneys general are using this part of their tool kit to be more aggressive about mass shootings. It can...
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U.S. not in a recession, Wolfers tells WDIV

Oct 23, 2022 WDIV
Justin Wolfers, WDIV: "One level more complicated, and another level much simpler. Which is, as of right now, the U.S. economy is not in a recession. Last time we talked, the U.S. economy wasn't in a recession, and the U.S. economy hasn't been...
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Ciorciari warns on foreign intervention in Haiti

Oct 23, 2022
Haiti has once again found itself in crisis, rattled by an assassination, overtaken by gang violence, and led by an unelected government. Associate dean John Ciorciari recently penned an article in Foreign Policy warning of the consequences of...
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Some issues may never be known in Trump investigation - Ali

Oct 22, 2022 Washington Post
Javed Ali, Washington Post: "This is all the work going on behind the scenes that may never be revealed. Who may have had access to those documents? And what information may they have gleaned? And what may have resulted from his having these...
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El-Sayed on why 2022 election is critical

Oct 20, 2022 Detroit Public TV
Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit Public TV: "This is a critical election. I know people are tired of hearing, 'This is the most important election in our lifetimes,' well unfortunately it somewhat is. And the reason why is democracy itself, the ability to...
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Wolfers comments on failed U.K. tax cut plan

Oct 20, 2022 CNN
Justin Wolfers, CNN: "What I found most interesting is that she sort of tried to implement a – supply side would be one word, Reaganesque would be another word – set of policies. That, of course, is very much what certain wings of the Republican...
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Stevenson discusses impact of factories in econony

Oct 20, 2022 NPR
Betsey Stevenson, NPR: "Every president wants to increase manufacturing. But the future of jobs is in the service sector. We've become so much more productive at making things, we just only need to spend a small share of our resources — our people,...
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Meet our new faculty: Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt

Oct 20, 2022
New Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt is a distinguished litigator, legal expert, and public servant. After serving many years as a litigator and judge, in 2018, Judge Beatty Blunt became the first...