Join us for a conversation on modern discourse with Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, moderated by Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, as they discuss the topics in her new book, Thick, including race, gender, inequality, higher education access, technology, culture, and more.
Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination Series
The Poverty Narrative: Confronting Inequity
Join us as we discuss connections between structural racism, and poverty in the U.S., and confronting policies and practices that perpetuate inequity in public health, housing, education and data.
Join Reuben J. Miller as he examines the afterlife of mass incarceration, attending to how U.S. criminal justice policy has changed the social life of the city and altered the contours of American democracy one family at a time.
In this talk Associate Dean Shaefer will chart the journey of recent calls to expand the child tax credit and the rising popularity of the child allowance among poverty scholars, in Congress, and in the Biden Administration.
Join us for a discussion on elections and campaigns, in 2020 and beyond. The discussion will include Katie Packer Beeson, former deputy campaign manager for the Romney/Ryan campaign in 2012 and founding partner of Burning Glass Consulting, and Greg Schultz, general election strategist and senior advisor for the 2020 Biden campaign. Broderick Johnson, Towsley Policymaker in Residence, will moderate.
Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. As part of the Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions fall 2020 speaker series,
she discusses "Community as Corporation: Talent Retention in Low-Status America."
Join us for a panel discussion on police reform and mass incarceration. Featured panelists include Lisa Daugaard, Director of the Public Defender Association in Seattle, Broderick Johnson, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School and Chairman of My Brothers Keeper Alliance, and David Klinger, Professor of Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor Christian Davenport will moderate the conversation.
For almost two decades, The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has traveled the globe to put human faces on the devastating problems plaguing the planet — from disease and poverty to violence and exploitation — and on the efforts of individuals and organizations to repair it.
Join us for this upcoming talk with professor and behavioral economist Ariel Kalil as she discusses how behavioral insights into parental decision-making can help us imagine a new framework for supporting low income families.
The University Musical Society (UMS), in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Democracy & Debate Theme Semester is thrilled to announce that Daily Show star Trevor Noah will join the U-M community for a casual and interactive conversation on this pivotal moment that reflects both adversity and possibility.
Panelists will describe real barriers to voting in Michigan today, as well as efforts to change rules and regulations to expand access to voting, and what it will take to increase access for some groups in the upcoming election.
Join us for a discussion on life during COVID-19 with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Michigan Department Health and Human Services and Garlin Gilchrist II, Lt. Governor of Michigan.