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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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DiNardo’s ‘defense against the dark arts’ of econometrics

Dec 7, 2015
John DiNardo (AB ’83, MPP ’84) has read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series in every language he can comprehend—English, Italian, and French—so perhaps it’s not surprising that when DiNardo had to take time off from teaching to be treated for acute...

Alumnus' book awarded ASA Human Rights Book Award

Oct 19, 2015
Christopher N.J. Roberts (PhD '10) was awarded the American Sociological Association’s 2015 Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award earlier this year, according to a news release by the University of Minnesota Law School, where Roberts is an...
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Measuring poverty, a more accurate picture

Dec 9, 2014
By Miriam Wasserman Jordan Matsudaira, PhD alum, stays second year to work as chief staff economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Only a very small number of economists get to work for the Council of Economic Advisers....
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Matching and mobilizing private investments in conservation

Dec 16, 2013
Jason Weller (MPP '99) was just out of college, with a still-crisp undergraduate degree, when the native northern-Californian took an unlikely summer job on a family ranching operation in Big Timber, Montana. He was expecting a "Brad Pitt, Legends...