This annual forum brings together Ford School economists for a discussion of the current state of the U.S. economy. From inflation to the labor market, faculty experts reflect on the most crucial issues facing the American economy, and the top-of-mind issues for its citizens.
Join us as we welcome Dr. Ruha Benjamin to campus to discuss her newest book, Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want. In this talk, Dr. Benjamin draws on the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic and introduces a micro-vision of change—a way of looking at the everyday ways people are working to combat unjust systems and build alternatives to the oppressive status quo.
Women’s rights have been at the forefront of policy conversations over the past few decades, especially recently. Join P3E for a discussion of policy perspectives on women’s rights issues with Christie Baer, Center on Finance, Law & Policy Assistant Director; Mara Ostfeld, Associate Faculty Director, Poverty Solutions; Research Director, Center for Racial Justice; Assistant Research Scientist, Ford School; and Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies; Tonya Burns, Flint city councilmember; and Missy Stults, Sustainability and Innovations Director for the City of Ann Arbor.
The Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley presents a special event to discuss the future of public policy in higher education featuring Ford School Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes among other Deans of Public Policy schools.
University of Michigan Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium
Wallace House Presents journalist and educator Jelani Cobb, in conversation with Ford School Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes to look at the historic challenges to democracy that centered around race, the impact of the media, and how this frames and informs the current moment.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School,
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series
Come and meet the leaders of some of the top public policy schools in the country in a special event hosted by U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes, interim dean of the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School,
Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture
Join the Ford School for a two-day virtual symposium on June 16-17 on the future of our unemployment insurance (UI) system. Chaired by the Honorable Sandy Levin in partnership with Poverty Solutions Director Luke Shaefer, the symposium will consist of four panels featuring some of our nation's leading experts on UI.
The final event in our COVID-19 reflections series will feature Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer at CVS Health and former Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan, in conversation with Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, the Director of the Center for Racial Justice.
The second event in our COVID-19 reflections series will feature Dr. Cameron Webb, senior policy advisor for COVID-19 Equity on the White House COVID-19 Response Team, in conversation with Dr. Luke Shaefer, the director of Poverty Solutions.
In conversation with Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Professor Roberts will share more on her new book Torn Apart, and her belief that the only way to stop the destruction caused by family policing is to abolish the child welfare system and liberate Black communities.
Dr. William Lopez, Kat Stafford, and Charles E. Williams II with moderator Dr. Mara Ostfeld will discuss the local impact of safety nets on communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening Remarks by Provost Susan M. Collins.
Warm up with some hot cocoa and community as Dean Michael Barr, Associate Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, and Associate Dean Luke Shaefer host a casual conversation for Ford School students, staff, and faculty.