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Emeritus faculty

Robert Axelrod

William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
Robert Axelrod is the William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, having held appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science. His areas of…
Visiting faculty

Louis Fintor

U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence
Joining the Foreign Service in 2002, Fintor, a UM alumni and Detroit native, served as U.S. Embassy spokesperson in the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. As Diplomat in Residence (DIR), Fintor provides information on State Department opportunities…
Visiting faculty

Mark Pekala

Visiting Policy Practitioner, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ambassador Mark Pekala (BA Political Science '81) has served as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in Paris, DCM in Tallinn, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and Senior Director for…
Research faculty

Scott Atran

Adjunct Research Professor
Scott Atran is an anthropologist who experiments on ways scientists and ordinary people categorize and reason about nature, on the cognitive and evolutionary psychology of religion, and on limits of rational choice in political and cultural conflict.…
Core faculty

Javed Ali

Associate Professor of Practice
Ali is a former senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, with over 20 years of professional experience in national security and intelligence issues in Washington, D.C. He served in the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he also held senior positions on joint duty assignments at the National Intelligence Council, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the National Security Council.
Core faculty

John D. Ciorciari

Professor of Public Policy (on sabbatical leave)
Ciorciari is a 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

Yazier Henry

Teaching Professor 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

Melvyn Levitsky

Professor of International Policy and Practice (on leave)
Levitsky serves as senior associate of the school's International Policy Center, and senior advisor to the Weiser Diplomacy Center. During his 35-year career as a U.S. diplomat, Levitsky was ambassador to Brazil from 1994-98 and held such senior positions as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters, ambassador to Bulgaria, deputy director of the Voice of America, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights.
Core faculty

Joy Rohde

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Rohde is historian who specializes in the relationship between policy knowledge, technology, and American democracy. At Michigan, she is also affiliated with the Department of History, the Science, Technology, and Society Program, and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program.
Core faculty

Megan A. Stewart

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center
Megan A. Stewart is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Her research interests focus on explaining variation in how changes to social, economic, and political…

Faculty expertise

Poverty and inequality. Trade and economic development. Health and human security. Energy and the environment.  Alongside their critical work as teachers and mentors, Ford School faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts...
Publication

Policing a neurodiverse world

Feb 20, 2024
When responding to calls related to mental health crises, police should work to change the environments where people with psychiatric disabilities live and work, rather than simply connecting them with medical intervention.Professor David Thacher, a...
State & Hill

Discourse: Fordies in the news, fall 2023

Dec 12, 2023
“Rather than a single terrorist attack, this was a complex operation that involved commando teams and rocket attacks against multiple targets. The fact that Israel appears to have lacked advance warning is surprising, given Israel’s excellence in...
State & Hill

Meet Megan Stewart

Dec 12, 2023
Expert on inequality and political violence now directs the Ford School’s International Policy Center As an undergraduate, associate professor Megan Stewart took a class on Middle East politics and became interested in how a political movement,...
News

Yurtayeva calls for action against Russian cyber attacks

Dec 12, 2023
Russia is using “cyberaggression” as an essential element in its invasion of Ukraine. Cyber attacks have been targeted at critical infrastructure, at Ukrainian government agencies, and have been used to disseminate disinformation about the war...
In the Media

Hanson on the rising threat of political violence in the U.S.

Nov 22, 2023 Folha de Sao Paulo
Jonathan Hanson, Folha de Sao Paulo: "The norms of what's acceptable in terms of political speech are eroding a little bit," says political scientist Jonathan Hanson of the University of Michigan. "In the 1960s, political violence never reached the...
In the Media

Oath Keepers' leader sentencing may send a deterrent message - Ali

May 26, 2023 The Messenger
Javed Ali, The Messenger: While there are other sentencing rulings for other Proud Boys and Oath Keeper associates that have also yet to be handed down on the same seditious conspiracy charge, the one for Rhodes raises the bar. It may also serve as...
In the Media

Leaked documents were "highest-level" intelligence - Ali

May 5, 2023 The Christian Science Monitor
Javed Ali, The Christian Science Monitor: The documents Mr. Teixeira posted on Discord were J2 briefing slides, the highest-level intelligence product America’s intelligence community creates every day, says former Defense Intelligence Agency and...