The series, open to U-M students, faculty, and staff, is designed to foster dialogue on important issues of U.S. public policy. Facilitated by faculty discussant Ann Chih Lin, this session focuses on the impact of immigration reform policies as part of a larger struggle to advance racial justice.
Dr. Jennifer Lee, an award winning author and frequent public commentator on the implications of contemporary U.S. immigration, will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Join us for the Alumni in Residence conversation with Nicole Shepardson (MPP '01), policy team leader and senior protection policy officer in the Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration at the U.S. Department of State.
Please join us for a talk with Denis McDonough, former White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center.
Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz (AB '84) returns to the University of Michigan to chair a panel of public servants from rebounding Midwestern cities: Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; and Youngstown, Ohio. Each provides an example of the Obama Administration's "place-based" approach in action.
Free and open to the public. Conference pre-registration is now closed. You may register in-person on April 10 or April 11 at the conference. The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will host this conference as one of the highlights of the school's year-long centennial celebrations.
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation on Twitter: #policytalks About Cecilia Muñoz Cecilia Muñoz (AB '84) is the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House. Prior to this role, she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs where she oversaw the Obama Administration's relationships with state and local governments. Before joining the Obama Administration, Cecilia serv
About the lecture With the federal government on the sidelines of immigration reform, several states have passed legislation meant to control and deter unauthorized immigration. Arguably the most restrictive of such efforts is Arizona's 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA), which in part holds employers accountable for verifying worker eligibility. Dr.
Reception to follow. Immigration is increasingly changing the composition of the American population. From 1970 to 2003, the foreign-born share of the U.S. population increased from less than 5% to more than 12%. Though this dramatic increase has occurred disproportionately in a few regions, the effects of immigration are increasingly felt across the country. Alongside this rapid increase, debate regarding the effects of immigration has also ramped up.
Susan Waltz, professor of Public Policy, is a 2008-2009 Human Rights Fellow at University of Michigan. Waltz has been active in international human rights work for more than 25 years. Early in her career she worked as an area expert and human rights advocate to stop torture and political imprisonment in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya. She has testified before the U.S. Congress on human rights practices in North Africa, and she has testified as expert witness for North African refugees in U.S.
OverviewIn the mid-1960s, the United States declared a 'War on Poverty' and established the first official way to measure it. From that date forward, researchers have observed substantial racial disparities in poverty rates and poverty-related outcomes. Blacks and Latinos are twice as likely as Asians and whites to be poor. Nonpoor black children are more likely than poor white children to be poor when they reach adulthood. Nearly 30 percent of black males are incarcerated at some point in their lives, compared to less than 5 percent of white males.
OverviewFourteen papers will be presented by leading economists and other social scientists on the relationship between the macroeconomy, policy changes, poverty rates, and the extent of economic need. The papers, commissioned by the National Poverty Center, utilize the most current available data to explore topics such as:The boom of the 1990s: how fully – and in what ways – were less-skilled persons able to take advantage of this economic expansion? What were the limits to poverty reduction through economic expansion?
Cecilia Munoz, Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, National Council of La Raza. James P. Smith, Senior Economist, Rand Corporation. Philip L. Martin, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California-Davis. Read Immigration: Shaping and Reshaping America.