The session features the inaugural cohort of the ARC research and community impact fellows—U-M faculty members who are engaged in cutting-edge research and scholarship on racial inequality and justice and who use a variety of community-centered approaches to affect change in multiple systems and settings.
Ambassador Susan D. Page will moderate a discussion with cultural heritage experts from U-M and Africa surrounding the reclamation and repatriation of African heritage from Northern cultural institutions back to Africa.
Adrienne Harris will moderate a discussion regarding the impressive growth of the fintech industry across the African continent and the benefits as well as challenges for economies, governance, and society. Participants will include thought leaders from industry, government, and higher education.
Following opening remarks by President Mark Schlissel, U.N. Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe and U-M Provost Susan M. Collins will kick off U-M Africa Week with a fireside chat.
Come by the Ford School's Great Hall to watch journalist Bankole Thompson host a live broadcast of his radio program. Redline with Bankole Thompson is a public affairs program that airs weekdays 12-2pm ET on 910AM Super Station-Detroit hosted by journalist and Detroit News columnist Bankole Thompson.
Please join us for the next installment of the Environmental Law & Policy Program's Lecture Series. Patricia Beneke, North America Regional Director for the United Nations Environment Programme, will be the featured speaker.
Prior to her May 2014 appointment to the U.N., Ms. Beneke served as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for nearly 20 years, specializing in legislation and oversight matters relating to energy policy, water resources, and environmental issues. She also served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science for five years.
A reception will immediately follow.
This event is free and open to the public.
Thomas Miller is currently the president and CEO of International Executive Service Corps (IESC). Prior to joining IESC, Tom was president and CEO of the United Nations Association of the U.S. (2009) and from 2005-08, served as CEO of Plan International, a large NGO that works in 66 countries to improve the lives of children in developing countries.
Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling Health Policy Fund
Two elected leaders and a roundtable of U-M researchers will convene to mark the 50th anniversary of the legislation that created the Medicare system and the 80th anniversary of Social Security's creation.
In his book with co-author Ann Heindel, John Ciorciari examines the contentious politics behind the tribunal's creation, it's flawed legal and institutional design, and the frequent politicized impasses that have undermined its ability to deliver credible and efficient justice and leave a positive legacy.
Dear Ford School Alumni and Friends: The featured speaker will be Ford School/Brookings/New York Times-affiliated economist, Justin Wolfers, discussing economics and happiness. Justin and his partner Betsey Stevenson—another nationally prominent economist, currently a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers—joined the Ford School faculty in fall 2012.
Free and open to the public. Remarks Susan Collins, Dean, Gerald R. Ford School Nojin Kwak, Director, Nam Center for Korean Studies Speakers Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard is Chairman of The Korea Society and senior director at McLarty Associates, where he specializes in Asian affairs.
Pablo Suarez is the Associate Director of Programs, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and a consultant to the Environment Finance Group, United Nations Development Programme. His work as researcher and consultant investigates the integration of climate information into decision making for reducing vulnerability, both at community level and through national and global policies.
Panelists: Alan Deardorff, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics, University of Michigan Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, University of Michigan Mark B. Padilla, School of Public Health, University of Michigan Susan Waltz, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan Co-sponsored with the International Policy Student Association and the International Policy Center.