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.
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.
How will you make a difference? Join Associate Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes at the Trotter Multicultural Center for an undergraduate information session for students interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
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.
Poverty expert Luke Shaefer and renowned sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes in conversation, describing the Ford School's new Kohn Collaborative for Social Policy and how the inclusion of marginalized populations in research and engagement creates powerful social policy change.
Dr. Rucker Johnson—a labor economist who specializes in the economics of education—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.
Dr. William Darity—director of the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University—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.
Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole—noted educator, author, speaker and consultant on inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation for the Center for Racial Justice's Masterclass in Activism.
Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve—author of "Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court"—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.
Dr. Trevon Logan—who specializes in economic history, economic demography and applied microeconomics—will join Dr. Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Margaret Anadu, Global Head of Investment Banking Services at Goldman Sachs, will discuss how banks can help create opportunity for underserved communities, in conversation with Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence William Bynum.
Discussion will explore what key factors led to the insurrection on January 6, what policy gaps were exposed in the run-up to the events, and how different approaches are needed to tackle this threat before it worsens.
Remaking a Life provides techniques to encourage private, nonprofit, and government agencies to successfully collaborate, and shares policy ideas with the hope of alleviating the injuries of inequality faced by those living with HIV/AIDS.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School,
EPI Speaker Series
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.
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 the Program in Practical Policy Engagement for a discussion with Nick Colvin, an experienced government, real estate, economic development, and public law attorney with a background working in local, state and federal government.
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.
Robin Jacob and A. Foster will discuss how the partnership has developed since initially proposed by WCJC, the challenges involved in beginning such work, and other lessons learned after more than 8 months of partnership.