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Weiser Diplomacy Center

The Weiser Diplomacy Center serves as a hub for engagement with the foreign policy community, bringing a diverse cadre of seasoned diplomats and foreign policy experts to campus and creating new opportunities for students and faculty through public events,

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John D. Ciorciari

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center
Ciorciari is an associate 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.
News

Page reflects on representing America abroad

Sep 1, 2020
Ford School professor of practice Ambassador Susan Page served in the Foreign Service in Kenya, Botswana, and Rwanda, and was the first U.S. ambassador to South Sudan. In a recent article in The Atlantic, she reflected that her long career abroad...
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Ciorciari comments on Thai monarchy amid students protest

Sep 1, 2020
Over the past month, students in Thailand have been protesting against the monarchy and the military-led Thai administration and demanding more democracy. An article on the World news website says, “The monarchy seems to have taken note,” as the...

Levitsky predicts impeachment for Brazil’s Bolsonaro

May 14, 2020
Brazil’s Supreme Court on April 28 ordered an investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro after popular Justice Minister Sérgio Moro resigned and accused him of firing the country’s Federal Police chief in an attempt to interfere with investigations....
State & Hill

Studying and practicing diplomacy, from Ann Arbor to Asia

Mar 21, 2019
As a young lawyer in his first job out of law school, John Ciorciari made a choice that would alter the trajectory of his professional career. He had been the editor-in-chief of the Harvard International Law Journal and specialized in...

A Q&A with John Ciorciari: U.S.-North Korea summit

Jun 8, 2018
Written by Mandira Banerjee, Michigan News John Ciorciari is professor of public policy and director of the International Policy Center at the Ford School of Public Policy. His research focuses on Southeast Asia and foreign policy strategies,...

The Weiser Diplomacy Center Launch Series

Dec 20, 2019 0:01:24

The Weiser Diplomacy Center, U-M's dynamic new hub for the study and practice of diplomacy, launched in fall 2019 with visits from an all-star lineup of leaders in foreign affairs.

Launching the Weiser Diplomacy Center

Dec 13, 2019 0:00:55

The Weiser Diplomacy Center: The University of Michigan’s dynamic new hub for the study and practice of diplomacy brings to Michigan an all-star lineup of leaders in foreign affairs. 

William J. Burns: American diplomacy in a disordered world

Mar 19, 2019 1:16:24

William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States. Amb. Burns discusses his new book "The Back Channel," and takes audience questions.