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"Democratic mayors don’t govern as Democrats," says Gerber

Sep 2, 2020
In an article in The New York Times about partisanship in major cities, Ford School professor Elisabeth Gerber notes that about 85 percent of all cities have nominally nonpartisan elections. “Partisanship isn’t the story in...
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Joy Rohde selected as an Institute for Advanced Study Scholar

Sep 2, 2020
Today’s debates about the use of big data, algorithms and computer models in policy-making have deep historical roots. Historian and Ford School professor Joy Rohde argues that the intersection of computing, social science, and public policy is as...
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Page reflects on representing America abroad

Sep 1, 2020
Ford School professor of practice Ambassador Susan Page served in the Foreign Service in Kenya, Botswana, and Rwanda, and was the first U.S. ambassador to South Sudan. In a recent article in The Atlantic, she reflected that her long career abroad...
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Ciorciari comments on Thai monarchy amid students protest

Sep 1, 2020
Over the past month, students in Thailand have been protesting against the monarchy and the military-led Thai administration and demanding more democracy. An article on the World news website says, “The monarchy seems to have taken note,” as the...
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Ford School launches new website

Aug 31, 2020
Just in time for the beginning of the fall 2020 semester, the Ford School launched its new website, providing the school with an inviting and modern look, a streamlined architecture, and a major technological upgrade.   “We wanted to have a site...
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Young and Lewis comment on rise in Black gun ownership

Aug 31, 2020
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming presidential election and the need to assert gun rights are spurring increases in gun ownership, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press . And in the midst of these...
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Students support local organizations to improve equity

Aug 28, 2020
One element of the struggle for economic equity in Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities is the intentional denial of support networks that provide funding, customers, connections or other resources for businesses and...
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Stevenson and Wolfers: "Think Like an Economist"

Aug 21, 2020
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have launched a new podcast, called "Think Like an Economist." In a series of tweets on August 19, @JustinWolfers explained:   We’re calling it Think Like an Economist because we want to teach you to,...
Alumni spotlight

Seeking asylum rights during the pandemic

Aug 20, 2020
In February 2019, Hardy Vieux (MPP/JD '97) traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, to better understand the needs of asylum seekers at the United States’ southern border. That trip laid the foundation for a program to help people navigate the process, at the...