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Seeking asylum rights during the pandemic

Aug 20, 2020
In February 2019, Hardy Vieux (MPP/JD '97) traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, to better understand the needs of asylum seekers at the United States’ southern border. That trip laid the foundation for a program to help people navigate the process, at the...
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Sean Jones (MPP ‘00) says now is the time to enter public service

Jun 9, 2020
Sean Jones (MPP '00), USAID’s mission director in Ethiopia, believes that we need smart, well-informed voices working inside government agencies. "Speaking about the interest of young professionals in joining public service, "I am more influential...
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Letter from the Dean

May 22, 2020
In this edition of State & Hill, you’ll read stories of our growing strength in teaching diplomacy, international development, and international politics, and stories of how we’re tackling inequalities in the financial system, access to voting,...
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Class Notes – Winter 2020

May 22, 2020
Bob Brown (MPA ’71) sold The Scottish Salmon Company and fully retired from active business life at age 73. John Reinemann (MPP ’90) will begin teaching in the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in fall...

Celebrating the 2020 graduating classes

Apr 29, 2020
The Ford School is proud to celebrate our classes of 2020 graduates—BAs, MPPs, MPAs, and PhDs—as they move forward to work on collaborative, creative solutions to complex challenges in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Due to the...

Welcoming our newly elected Alumni Board members

Dec 18, 2019
Six Ford School alumni have been elected to the Alumni Board by their peers. The term starts January 1, 2020 and runs through December 31, 2022. The newly-elected members are: Grace Evans (MPP ‘16) Richard King Mellon Foundation, Program...
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Class Notes - Fall 2019 edition

Nov 19, 2019
Robert F. Goeckel (MPP ’74) is a professor of political science at SUNY Geneseo. He published Soviet Religious Policy in Estonia and Latvia: Playing Harmony in the Singing Revolution (Indiana University Press, 2018). The book is based on extensive...

October 2019 Edition of the Ford School feed

Oct 24, 2019
Dear friends: The Ford School’s Weiser Diplomacy Center, a dynamic hub for the study and practice of diplomacy, formally launched this fall with much activity, including an incredible series of visits from an all-star lineup of leaders. Hillary...

Summer update from the Ford School Alumni Board

Jun 20, 2019
Greetings Ford School alumni,  Summer has FINALLY arrived in Ann Arbor! It has been a busy time at Weill Hall--the semester came to an end, the Ford School celebrated commencement, and the Alumni Board held its annual Spring meeting. As your...

Two MPP alumni named 2019 Victory Empowerment Fellows

May 31, 2019
On May 23, 2019, Victory Institute announced this year’s Victory Empowerment Fellows, naming two Ford School alumni, Brenda Duverce (MPP ‘16) and Preston Parish (MPP ‘18). Victory Empowerment is a national organization that strives to promote openly...
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Victors for Michigan Campaign Success

Mar 27, 2019
As the University of Michigan’s Victors for Michigan campaign comes to a close, we’re reflecting with gratitude, excitement, and optimism. Thanks to the generosity and vision of our alumni and friends, we’re poised to grow our impact in the...