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Emeritus faculty

Susan E. Waltz

Professor Emerita of Public Policy
Waltz specializes in human rights and international affairs, with a focus on arms transfer policy and regional expertise on North Africa. She also maintains the website Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards, hosted by U-M. For some 15 years she was involved in international efforts to promote an international Arms Trade Treaty and has more recently focused on U.S. firearms export regulations.
Faculty by courtesy

Pamela Jagger

Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainability; Associate Professor of Public Policy (by courtesy)
Pam Jagger is an associate professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. She is an applied political economist whose research focuses on the dynamics of poverty and environment…
Faculty by courtesy

Daniel E. Little

Professor of Sociology; Professor of Public Policy (by courtesy); Chancellor Emeritus, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Daniel Little is a professor of sociology at UM-Ann Arbor, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School and research appointments in the Center for Chinese Studies, ICPSR, and the Center for Complex Systems. The former chancellor of UM-Dearborn,…
Core faculty

John D. Ciorciari

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ciorciari is an associate professor of public policy and director of the Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South.
Core faculty

Susan M. Collins

Provost; Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics
Collins is provost of the University of Michigan. She is also the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, professor of economics, and former dean of the Ford School (2007-17). She is an international economist whose research interests center on understanding and fostering economic growth in industrial, emerging market, and developing countries.
Core faculty

Jonathan K. Hanson

Lecturer in Statistics for Public Policy
Hanson is a specialist in comparative political economy and political development. He examines the ways that political institutions affect economic performance and development. In his recent projects, he has explored how to measure state capacity, the roles of democracy and state capacity for improving human development, and why authoritarian regimes vary significantly in economic and social outcomes. A former congressional aide, he has been active in political campaigns.
Core faculty

Yazier Henry

Lecturer in Public Policy
Henry has written and published on the political economy of social voice, memory, trauma, identity, peace processes, Truth Commissions, international transitional justice and international humanitarian law. His research and writing projects focus on how structural and administrative violence come to be institutionalized during post-colonial transitions. His current work is on the discourse of human rights, structural violence and the politics of official voice.
Core faculty

Valenta Kabo

Lecturer III
Valenta Kabo is a lecturer at the Ford School. Her fields of interest are comparative law, law and economics, and property rights and development. She earned her PhD in political science and public policy from the University of Michigan. She also has…
Core faculty

Yusuf Neggers

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Neggers's research examines questions at the intersection of development economics and political economy, with a focus on state capacity and the delivery of public services. He has studied the effects of caste and ethnicity on election processes in India.
Core faculty

Dean Yang

Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Yang's research is on the economic problems of developing countries. His specific areas of interest include: international migration, microfinance, health, corruption, political economy, and the economics of disasters. He teaches a Ford School course on the economics of developing countries, as well as a PhD course in development economics.
PhD Students

James Allen IV

James Allen is a PhD candidate in Public Policy & Economics at the University of Michigan with interests in development economics in Sub-Saharan Africa relating to education, health, and natural disasters. He served in the Peace Corps in Mali…

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Publication

Axinn and colleagues examine COVID-19 behaviors in Nepal

Jan 5, 2022
Examining the worries and behaviors of families in Nepal, Ford School courtesy professor William Axinn and colleagues from the Institute of Social Research and its Program in Society, Population, and Environment were able to tap in to an ongoing...
State & Hill

An evolving humanitarian crisis

Dec 13, 2021
By Rebecca Cohen (MPP '09) Thousands of Afghans holding pro-democracy values—some with ties to the U-M community—were left behind in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. In August, Taliban forces rapidly took control and formed a new...
In the Media

Levitsky comments on deforestation in the Amazon

Dec 10, 2021 BBC Brasil
Melvyn Levitsky commented on the mismatch between Brazil’s promises at COP-26 and actual deforestation figures released a few days after the event.  ​​"It's embarrassing for Brazil to have these numbers showing up. Did they hide them during the...
News

Ford School represented in U-M student delegation at COP26

Nov 4, 2021
University of Michigan graduate students and their faculty adviser are attending the two-week COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. The students will observe the negotiations, attend side events and interact with various experts. U-M has sent...
News

Ford School announces new diplomacy fellows

Oct 19, 2021
The Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) is pleased to announce six impressive 2021 fellows from various backgrounds who are interested in international security, development, and/or human rights: Radhika Arora (MPP ‘23), Hannah Cumming (JD/MPP ‘24), Alhan...
In the Media

Raising aspirations for poor entrepreneurs may backfire - Yang

Sep 21, 2021 VoxDev
Can setting larger, more ambitious goals and financial self-help books aid poor entrepreneurs in decision-making? In a new study, Dean Yang, professor of economics and public policy, and Aakash Mohpal, a U-M PhD alum, found that the two variables...
In the Media

Yang on remittance disruptions in Afghanistan

Sep 2, 2021 Wall Street Journal
As the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan it became more and more disconnected from global financial systems, cutting off ways Afghans living abroad send money home. Dean Yang, who studies the role of remittances in developing countries...
News

Ali considers U.S.-Taliban relationship

Sep 1, 2021
Now that the United States is fully withdrawn from Afghanistan, what will counterterrorism in the region look like? Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided commentary to several outlets. "I would argue that ISIS-Khorasan has remained...
In the Media

Ciorciari on what happens next with Afghan troops

Aug 20, 2021 CNBC
John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy and director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center, spoke to CNBC about Afghanistan's fall to the Taliban after President Biden withdrew the U.S. military from the...