Betty Ford Classroom (Room 1110)
Joan & Sanford Weill Hall
Join us for a fireside chat with Charles Luftig, Deputy Director for National Intelligence Policy and Capabilities, as we commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA). Moderated by Javed Ali, this conversation will reflect on the past two decades, exploring the pivotal role of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and navigating through current challenges and opportunities amidst a dynamic threat landscape. Their conversation will not only shed light on the state of intelligence today but also envision the future, shaped by technological advances like open source intelligence, social media, artificial intelligence, and language learning models.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School,
STPP Lecture Series
Join for a conversation with former New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio. In conversation with STPP Director Professor Shobita Parthasarathy, the discussion will explore how urban tech is shaping social policy in “smart cities” like New York and beyond. How can we ensure that emerging technology serves the public interest, and what role can local, state, national, and even international policy play?
Join Dr. Abdul El-Sayed - physician, epidemiologist, and newly appointed Director of the Wayne County Health, Human & Veterans Services Department, and a Ford School Towsley Policymaker in Residence - for a conversation with policymakers at the intersection of social justice and environmental concerns. Dr. El-Sayed will be joined by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Michigan Senator Stephanie Chang (MPP/MSW '14) to reflect on their work to address environmental injustice in Michigan and beyond, and the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Learn about opportunities to practice social science research and quantitative analysis skills in and out of the classroom and how they provide a toolbox of research, analytical, and management skills that are highly transferable across sectors and issue areas.
Carolyn Barnes will discuss her book, “State of Empowerment: Low-income Families and the New Welfare State,” exploring how government-funded after-school programs can enhance the civic and political lives of low-income citizens.
Jacqueline Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of The Chisholm Legacy Project, and Kyle Whyte, Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and affiliate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, discuss environmental and climate justice.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School,
Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling Health Policy Fund
Ben Green, assistant professor of public policy, and Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, discuss the social and policy impacts of algorithms in government.
Associate Dean Luke Shaefer will moderate a conversation with Ford School faculty members Shobita Parthasarathy, John Ciorciari, and Justin Wolfers about the 2020 Presidential election and policy priorities of the next presidential term.
Join P3E and U-M Librarians Paul J. Barrow and Alexandra Rivera for a workshop to examine the funding landscape, investigate what funders are looking for, and survey tools and resources that organizations can leverage in this COVID-19 environment.
Join us for a discussion with Menachem Hojda, LMSW, a licensed clinical social worker at the Oakland Community Health Network, where he provides training about issues like the Michigan Mental Health Code, suicide, trauma and resilience, employment, and criminal justice to help build a more compassionate and understanding community.
Join us for a discussion with Eric Brown, senior advisor for external eelations at the Great Lakes Commission, where he works with a broad array of decision-makers and stakeholders to enhance collaboration and secure a healthy and prosperous future for the environment and economy of the Great Lakes.
Join us for a discussion with Anne Doyle, global speaker, author, journalist, business executive, podcast host, former elected official and lifetime change agent, who has been on the front lines of women's progress for nearly five decades.
Join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement as we host Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield and Detroit Health Department Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair for a discussion and updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Metro Detroit and its residents.
Join us for a winter 2020 Practical Community Learning Project final student presentation with Nick Najor (MPP '20). The PCLP is a semester-long independent study policy-based community project in Detroit that provides students with opportunities for dialogue, research, and service.