In the past few years, we've hosted Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary Hillary Clinton, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Secretary Jeh Johnson, Secretary Antony Blinken, Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, Secretary Denis McDonough; U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chris Coons; Michigan U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell, Fred Upton, Peter Meijer, Andy Levin, Rashida Tlaib, and Elissa Slotkin; and many more.
The Ford School hosts dozens of events every year with the goal of providing students, faculty, alumni and the public with insight into key policy discussion on a range of topics.
In addition to public events, visiting policymakers typically meet in small groups with students and faculty, going in depth on critical policy and political issues, or exploring and coaching for career development and leadership lessons.
Students are active participants in our public events, and they often lead the question and answer sessions that close each event.
Our public events are presented with generous support from partners and friends of the Ford School. Learn more about our named lecture series.