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International Policy Center

The International Policy Center supports the faculty and students of the University of Michigan and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in creating new knowledge, fostering considered debate, and developing the policy leaders of tomorrow.

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Core faculty

John D. Ciorciari

Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ciorciari is a professor of public policy and director of the Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South.
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Kathryn M. Dominguez

Professor of Public Policy and Economics; PhD Program Director
Dominguez is the director of the Ford School’s doctoral programs. Her research focuses on topics in international financial markets and macroeconomics. A research associate at the NBER, she is also a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers at CBO, the Advisory Scientific Committee of the ESRB, and the Economic Advisory Panel of the New York Fed.
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Jonathan K. Hanson

MPP/MPA Program Director; Lecturer in Statistics for Public Policy
Hanson is a specialist in comparative political economy and political development. He examines the ways that political institutions affect economic performance and development. In his recent projects, he has explored how to measure state capacity, the roles of democracy and state capacity for improving human development, and why authoritarian regimes vary significantly in economic and social outcomes. A former congressional aide, he has been active in political campaigns.
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Melvyn Levitsky

Professor of International Policy and Practice
Levitsky serves as senior associate of the school's International Policy Center, and senior advisor to the Weiser Diplomacy Center. During his 35-year career as a U.S. diplomat, Levitsky was ambassador to Brazil from 1994-98 and held such senior positions as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters, ambassador to Bulgaria, deputy director of the Voice of America, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights.
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Ann Chih Lin

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
Lin, a political scientist, studies how people experience policy implementation. Her current work examines racial and ethnic difference in the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic; bias reduction against Muslims; national security scapegoating of immigrant groups; conservatism among immigrants; and subnational labor migration policy.
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Yusuf Neggers

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Neggers's research examines questions at the intersection of development economics and political economy, with a focus on state capacity and the delivery of public services. He has studied the effects of caste and ethnicity on election processes in India.
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Shobita Parthasarathy

Professor of Public Policy; Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy program
Parthasarathy studies the governance of emerging science and technology and the politics of evidence and expertise in policy in comparative and international perspective. Her current research focuses on equity in innovation and innovation policy. She co-hosts The Received Wisdom podcast.
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Barry Rabe

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy
Rabe examines the political feasibility and durability of environmental and energy policy, with a particular emphasis on efforts to address climate change in the U.S. and other federal systems. His most recent books examine the politics of carbon pricing and the limitations of unilateral executive branch policy actions. Current research explores the politics of intensive but short-lived greenhouse gases, such as methane and HFCs. Recent policy engagement includes work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, the Department of Commerce, and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Staff

Matt Doss

Administrative Assistant, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Matt Doss is the administrative assistant for the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Previously, Matt served as policy director for the Great Lakes Commission. Matt has more than two…
Staff

Zuzana Selcova Wiseley

Assistant Program Manager, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Zuzana Selcova Wiseley is an assistant program manager at the Weiser Diplomacy Center. Zuzana has over 20 years of experience in public and private fields of international relations and higher education. She manages WDC's international policy program…
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Zalma Valencia

Administrative Assistant, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Zalma Valencia is the administrative assistant for the Ford School's International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy…
In the Media

Ali weighs in on Putin, state of war in Ukraine

Nov 8, 2022 HuffPost
Javed Ali, HuffPost: "It just reinforces the perception of who Putin is and how sort of diabolical this strategy of his is, and the list of potential war crimes keeps getting longer. If Russia isn’t already a pariah country, it would absolutely...
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Levitsky compares post-election protests in US and Brazil

Nov 2, 2022 Folha de S. Paulo
Melvyn Levitsky, Folha de S. Paulo: "It's normal to have protests. But acts like the ones that happened in the U.S., fueled by public figures who appropriate people's emotions and encourage violence, are a real threat in our times. That's what I saw...
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Levitsky predicts efficacy of Brazilian President-elect Lula

Nov 1, 2022 The Dialogue
Melvyn Levitsky, The Dialogue: “Lula has attained almost mythical status among the lower-middle and lower classes in Brazil. His rise from poverty to trade union leader to president of Brazil in addition to popular programs to keep kids in school...
News

Biden's visit to Cambodia requires delicate balance - Ciorciari

Oct 31, 2022
President Biden is set to be the first U.S. president to visit Cambodia in 10 years when he attends the ASEAN summit in November. John Ciorciari, associate dean, director of the International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center and professor...
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Levitsky discusses US support for Ukraine

Oct 28, 2022 The Hill
Melvyn Levitsky, The Hill: While lawmakers may ultimately fall in line behind the Biden administration, the divisions and political damage may not fade so quickly.  “On the progressive side, [it] makes them look like they’re weak in the sense of not...
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Ciorciari warns on foreign intervention in Haiti

Oct 23, 2022
Haiti has once again found itself in crisis, rattled by an assassination, overtaken by gang violence, and led by an unelected government. Associate dean John Ciorciari recently penned an article in Foreign Policy warning of the consequences of...
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Students simulate negotiations in the Arctic Circle

Sep 27, 2022
Geopolitical tensions are rising in the Arctic Circle, with disputes over territory and resources, environmental issues, and Indigenous People's way of life. In early September, nearly 30 undergraduate and graduate students from across the...
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Levitsky says U.S.-Russia prisoner swap deal possible

Jul 28, 2022 Detroit News
The Biden administration has made an offer to Russia to swap a Russian prisoner in the U.S., convicted arms smuggler Viktor Bout, for two Americans currently being held in Moscow, Michigan's Paul Whelan and WNBA star Brittney Griner. Commenting...