International policy education

State & Hill, spring 2023
View/download PDF
Celeste Watkins-Hayes
Celeste Watkins-Hayes

Happy spring from Ann Arbor!

This edition of State & Hill focuses on the growth in the international policy experiences we offer our students. Students have more options than ever before to tailor their experience at the Ford School and prepare for careers in international policy.

Read more from Interim Dean Watkins-Hayes

A dynamic hub

International policy engagement grows here

The Ford School's two internationally-focused research centers have made the U-M a dynamic hub for engagement with the foreign policy community and a national leader in international policy education. S&H asked associate dean and center director John Ciorciari for his thoughts on the school's approach to international policy education.
Read more


The Ford School won APSIA's 2021 innovation in international programming award


Weiser Diplomacy Center Fellowships awarded to top graduate students for two years of study


Students participated in one or more experiential learning activities
International policy education

From grounded to global

International learning projects take flight
Read more
International policy education

Global Fordies

International students strengthen the community
Read more
International policy education

On the map

A global view of learning experiences
Read more
International policy education

Forensic anthropology in Guatemala

Lessons in restorative justice
Read more
Ford School in photos

International travel

As travel resumed in 2022, students once again took their learning abroad to expand their worldview and hone practical skills. Undergraduate and graduate students traveled to Tunisia, Budapest, China, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Guatemala, and more—applying the skills and knowledge they’ve learned here at the Ford School to internships and research projects. Travel courses took groups of students to Chile and to Belgium to meet directly with stakeholders grappling with the policy challenges they were learning about in the classroom.
View the photos

In addition

Catalysts for racial justice

Center for Racial Justice visiting fellows reflect
Read more

Amplifying the voices of Puerto Rican communities

Ostfeld partners with the University of Puerto Rico
Read more

Quantum leap

City of Flint and CLOSUP work toward transparency in municipal financial reporting
Read more


A poem by Molly Spencer
Read more

Social change through policy

Senator Chang (MPP/MSW '14) builds coalitions, better policy
Read more

Investing in his values

David Fauri (MPA '64) leaves a legacy
Read more

Thinking like an economist

Betsey Stevenson uses the tools of her trade to empower people and improve lives
Read more


Fordies in the news
Read more


Highlights from Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Read more

Faculty Findings

A fractured superpower and beyond torture
Read more

Connect with us

Stay connected. Get Ford School news, research, and more straight to your inbox and on your social media feed.
State & Hill logotype

Dean: Celeste Watkins-Hayes; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: H. Luke Shaefer; Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement: John Ciorciari; Director of Communications/Executive Editor: Laura K. Lee (MPP ’96); Managing editor: Rebecca Cohen (MPP ’09); Art lead: Madison Brow; Contributors: Lillian Chen, Katee Cole, Daniel Rivkin, Tracey Van Dusen, Miriam Wasserman; Class Notes Editor: Elisabeth Johnston; Photographers: Austin Thomason, Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography; Design: Savitski Design; Printer: University Lithoprinters, Inc.

Tell us what you think

[email protected] or
State & Hill editor
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
735 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091