Press & policymakers

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Rebecca Cohen
Senior Communications & Outreach Strategist
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Daniel Rivkin
Public Affairs
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Cindy Bank

Policymaker engagement

Cindy Bank

Associate Director of Policymaker Engagement
[email protected]

Media resources


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Ford School faculty deeply engage with policymakers, and their research is relevant to issues such as electoral politics, the environment, health, education, economic equity, trade, international development, national security, immigration reform, and science and technology.
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Our experts can share insights on many aspects and issues related to redistricting and its implications for elections.
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Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ford School experts can discuss Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine and its implications on global politics, economics and the human scale.
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Policymaker resources

We are always looking to partner with policymakers and practitioners. Our faculty, research centers, and students serve as a resource and help identify and solve complex challenges facing our communities.

  • Expert testimony
  • Policy analysis
  • Media commentary
  • Semester class team research projects
  • Individual or teams of research assistants
  • Summer internships or fellowships
  • Free resources for your constituents
Education policy

Michigan Education Data Center

Responsible for managing the Michigan Education Data Center, the Education Policy Initiative uses the longitudinal data system to investigate issues like educational implications of homelessness, the effects of COVID-19 on school enrollment, and more.
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Economic development

Michigan maritime

Through a multi-year partnership with the Port of Monroe, student research revealed insights about the economic impact of Michigan’s maritime industry, which led to new state investment and the port’s rebirth as a hub of economic activity.
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Student research

Real policy challenges, real impact

Our students work with communities on local, national, and global issues—including many projects of direct relevance to Michigan. Click below for a full a catalog of Fall 2022 student engagement projects.
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The Ford School community helps shape public discourse and understanding on the world's pressing issues.
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Facts & Figures

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History of the Ford School, degrees, our curriculum, and more all in one place
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The Ford School at the University of Michigan is a community dedicated to the public good.
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