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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 and Weiser Diplomacy 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

Ciorciari supports U-M Law alum charged in Cambodia crackdown

Nov 24, 2020
University of Michigan Law School alum Theary Seng cut her hair live on Radio Free Asia this past Thursday. It was not for fashion but convenience: should she go to jail the next week, she wanted to be prepared to deal with lice.  Seng is a...
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 Evolving Role of the U.S. in the Gulf Region

Nov 23, 2020 1:34:16

Dr. Dania Thafer, Abbas Khadim, and General Anthony C. Zinni, former United States Marine Corps general in conversation with Ambassador Patrick Theros discuss the role of the U.S. in the Gulf Region. November, 2020.

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.