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Explore funding opportunities and apply for financial aid Look for an email from the Ford School from March 11, 2021 with admissions and funding details. Apply for the David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship and...

Javed Ali draws parallels between 9/11 and COVID-19 responses

Apr 2, 2020
As the United States grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking to recent historical crises to provide insights into the challenges we currently face. Javed Ali, Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School, wrote an opinion...

Ford School economists comment on Federal response to COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020
A historic $2 trillion relief package has just been approved by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent economic crisis. Professors Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have weighed in on the relief package and the economic...

Shaefer discusses jump in joblessness that strains safety nets

Mar 27, 2020
With widespread shutdowns of businesses across the country due to COVID-19, states have seen a dramatic rise in the number of unemployed and those seeking unemployment benefits. This week, unemployment claims jumped 2000% in Michigan, putting the...
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Revisit Ford School Policy Talks online

Mar 25, 2020
For all of us, adjusting to the new reality of staying home and staying safe means finding ways to stay educated and informed from afar. As we practice safe social distancing, the Ford School has postponed all in-person public events for the...

Luke Shaefer on the impact of COVID-19 on hourly workers

Mar 20, 2020
With a state-wide prohibition on gatherings greater than 50 people, events canceled, stores closed, and many residents staying home, businesses are feeling the economic effects of the COVID-19 health crisis. Professor Luke Shaefer commented on the...
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Coronavirus response suffers when local government is starved

Mar 20, 2020
Local governments are on the front lines of the response to the coronavirus crisis. Their actions will ultimately shape how well the U.S. can survive COVID-19 and its economic aftermath, according to an opinion contribution in The Hill written by...
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The Ford School ranks number one in social policy

Mar 17, 2020
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan is recognized again as one of America’s top graduate programs in public affairs, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. According to the rankings, based...
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A man of enormous integrity: How the Ford School got its name

Nov 14, 2019
In December 1977, at the annual party of the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS), a young graduate student named James McIntire (MPP ’78) found himself chatting with the Institute’s director, the political scientist Jack L. Walker, Jr. Out...
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The road from transport infrastructure to international trade

Nov 8, 2019
Between mid-April and early August, Kazu Shibuya (MPP ’88) had already made nine trips from Tokyo to Washington D.C. and he was getting ready for his tenth. It is what his role as deputy minister and leading negotiator for the government of Japan...

Ford School faculty well represented at annual Awards Dinner

Oct 30, 2019
Five Ford School faculty are among the thirty-six University of Michigan faculty members who will be honored on October 30 at the annual Faculty Awards Dinner, which recognizes notable contributions in the areas of teaching, service and...
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Weiser Diplomacy Center launch series makes a big splash

Oct 23, 2019
The Ford School’s new Weiser Diplomacy Center officially launched this fall with visits from an all-star lineup of leaders in foreign affairs. A lecture by Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for North Korea, kicked off the series. In a...