Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer will visit campus for a special event alongside CNN Anchor Chris Wallace as part of an ongoing partnership between the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Wallace House Center for Journalists, and U-M Democracy & Debate. The hour-long fireside chat between Governor Whitmer and Wallace will focus on politics, public service, and the media.
This event will highlight areas of overlap between the healthcare and housing sectors, including the cost of housing instability on the healthcare system, integration of health-promoting attributes in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit supported housing, and future directions for research and practice.
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.
The Center for Racial Justice proudly welcomes Angela Harrelson to the Ford School and the University of Michigan for the Masterclass in Activism. Angela Harrelson is the aunt of George Floyd, as well as the author of Lift Your Voice.
Join us for a conversation hosted at the Ford School by The Carter Center and the Gerald R. Ford Foundation that tackles how to buttress voter confidence in our democracy. Former Michigan U.S. Representatives Andy Levin (D-MI) and Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Amb (ret) Susan D. Page, Michigan Law and Ford School professor from practice and Carter Center trustee, will explore the bipartisan challenge of restoring faith in our democratic systems and highlight ways individuals can be part of the solution as we work together to uphold the standards of our democracy.
A conversation between Jeffrey Minear, counselor to Chief Justice John Roberts, and the Hon. Jeffrey Sutton, chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, about the constitutional roles and responsibilities of the U.S. federal courts to American government and its democratic institutions.
Michael S. Barr, who took office as the Federal Reserve Board’s vice chair for supervision on July 19, will speak about making the financial system safer and fairer, hosted by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings.
Stream the hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, as they consider the nomination of Michael S. Barr to become a member and vice chairman for supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold a regular election on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and voters may have measures or candidates on their local ballots. The Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.
Join us for a special pair of discussions on foreign policy priorities and global challenges with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), facilitated by Ford School Dean Michael Barr.
Join us for a conversation with U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell and Liz Cheney with Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr to discuss the role of public service and collaboration beyond party lines to protect democracy under threat.
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.
Join the Michigan Municipal League’s 16/50 Project for an interactive panel experience to meet the force of women leading communities in Michigan, engage with local government challenges, and learn more about the municipal management profession.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School,
Conversations Across Differences
Reginald M. Turner (JD '87) will visit the Ford School to share more on his leadership at the ABA, and his work on some of its most pressing issues like access to legal services, judicial reform, election integrity, and the eviction crisis.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Dean Barr will discuss Senator Warren's distinguished career as a public servant, perspectives on poverty and inequality in the United States, and her work to create a more just and equitable economic system.
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.
CLOSUP Lecture Series,
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Join us for an important discussion between University of Michigan Ford School Dean Michael Barr with Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, to discuss his work to revive the economy while combating the racist systems embedded within it.