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Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) awarded the Eckstein Prize

May 10, 2021
Recent Ford School graduate Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) is the 2021 winner of the Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research for her comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by the U.S. Unemployment Insurance (UI) system during the...
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Master’s applications are now open for fall 2021

Sep 30, 2020
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has opened applications for fall 2021 for our top-ranked graduate programs: Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Affairs (MPA). The Ford School community is engaged in public policy at a...

Rick Hall wins APSA Barbara Sinclair award

Jun 26, 2020
Public policy and political science professor Rick Hall has been recognized for his career contributions to the understanding of legislative politics by winning the American Political Science Association's 2020 Barbara Sinclair Lectureship. Hall is...
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Sanders works to create inclusive spaces for students of color

Jun 26, 2020
Ford School lecturer and diversity, equity, and inclusion officer Stephanie Sanders offers lessons about creating inclusive spaces in an essay published in Higher Education Today. As part of a project run by the National Center for Institutional...

Shaefer named associate dean for research and policy engagement

Jun 25, 2020
H. Luke Shaefer, the Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, has been appointed the associate dean for research and policy engagement. He will begin his three-year term on...

A virtual warm welcome to the 2020 PPIA fellows!

Jun 23, 2020
The Ford School Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) normally takes place on campus in Ann Arbor for an intensive six-week program. In its 39th year, the University again welcomes 24 undergraduate students for...

Ali says “Boogaloo” movement is disparate and dangerous

Jun 22, 2020
A June 19 ABC News report about the murder of a Federal Protective Service officer in Oakland in May highlighted the suspects’ ties to the “Boogaloo” movement, which has been linked to other violent attacks. Ford School Towsley Foundation...

Deardorff fact-checks President Trump on USMCA trade deal

Jun 22, 2020
A June 19 CNN story looked at recent public statements made by President Trump regarding the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement known as USMCA, among other issues. Ford School economics professor Alan Deardorff commented on Trump’s claim that “USMCA is...

Morenoff details How COVID-19 is Impacting Detroit Residents

Jun 19, 2020
The Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) is a University of Michigan initiative that regularly surveys a representative group of Detroit residents about their communities, asking about their experiences, perceptions, priorities, and...

Lantz discusses COVID-19 health inequity

Jun 19, 2020
Paula Lantz, associate dean of the Ford School and James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, and Michael S. Barr, dean of the Ford School, discussed the emerging social epidemiology of COVID-19 and current understanding regarding public health and...

Yang leads USAID resiliency study in Mozambique

Jun 17, 2020
When Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique in March, 2019, it was the most destructive cyclone ever recorded in Africa, displacing 127,500 and affecting 1.85 million people. Beyond the initial short-term impact, medium-term food insecurity and risk of...