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John D. Ciorciari

Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ciorciari is a 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.

Global Michigan post on Lieberthal Policy Talks lecture

Feb 14, 2013
A new Global Michigan post highlights Kenneth Lieberthal's lecture on Chinese foreign policy at the latest event in the Ford School's Policy Talks series. Lieberthal, a leading expert on China and a professor emeritus at the University of Michigan,...

Greetings from the Dean

Jun 14, 2012
Dear Alumni and Friends:At the end of May, I travelled with the eighth annual University of Michigan delegation to China and South Korea to meet with alumni, newly admitted students, and journalists. During the eight-day whirlwind visit, I spoke...

Greetings from the Dean

Sep 8, 2011
Dear Alumni and Friends, I’ve recently returned from Jackson Hole, Wyo., where I participated once again in the Federal Reserve Bank’s annual Economic Policy Symposium. This year’s focus was long-term global economic growth. With volatile...

International internships on the rise

Jun 11, 2010
In Timisoara, the second largest city in Romania, Ford School master's of public policy candidate Eric Burnstein is interning with the chief City Hall architect at the Atelier de Urbanism. The city is a cultural treasure—with dozens of museums...
State & Hill

Prepared to make a difference

Sep 15, 2009
A lot has changed over 95 years…the program's name, core curriculum, size, physical location, the student body nickname (anyone else miss 'IPPSters'?), and more. But our graduates share a commitment to public service and a belief that first-rate...

Asia as a Growth Pole: Past, Present, and Future

Dec 2, 2019, 4:30-5:50 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
In this talk, Chang Yong Rhee, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the International Monetary Fund, will discuss Asia as a growth pole in the past, present, and future.
Ford School

Pakistan: A State in Crisis?

Mar 24, 2012, 11:00 am-5:30 pm EDT
University of Michigan
Free and open to the public. The Pakistani Students' Association at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor is hosting a day-long conference on Pakistan. Distinguished panelists will include experts on Pakistani politics and political economy. The panelists are S. Akbar Zaidi, an economist and expert on political economy of Pakistan; Sadia Saeed of Yale University; Amb.
Ford School

The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers since 1975

Nov 15, 2010, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall
John D. Ciorciari, Assistant Professor of Public Policy will discuss his book, published September, 2010 by the Georgetown University Press. His research interests are international politics, law, and finance. From 2004-07, he served as a policy official in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of International Affairs.

Perspectives on the WTO Doha Development Agenda Multilateral Trade Negotiations

Oct 21, 2005, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
'Perspectives on the WTO Doha Development Agenda Multilateral Trade Negotiations,' conference was hosted by the International Policy Center of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, together with the Department of Economics and the Law School. The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum to discuss the most important issues to be addressed during the December 2005 Ministerial Meeting of the WTO in Hong Kong. Robert M.
Ford School
Ford Policy Union

Ford Policy Union - U.S.-China Relations: Cooperation or Conflict?

Sep 24, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Screening of Death by China will begin after the debate in the same room. About the event In this inaugural Ford Policy Union debate, Peter Navarro, the director and producer of the movie Death by China, will argue China's unfair trade and membership in the World Trade Organization are the primary causes of job losses and weak growth in the United States.
Ford School

The U.S. Rebalance to Asia: The Importance of U.S. Engagement with ASEAN and Southeast Asia

Feb 21, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Speaker: Christian M. Castro, Director, Office of Multilateral Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State About the Speaker: Christian Castro assumed duties as Director of the Office of Multilateral Affairs (EAP/MLA) in the State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in August 2011. His office is in charge of U.S. multilateral engagement in East Asia, focusing on U.S.
Ford School

Film screening and discussion with Sophal Ear - End/Beginning: Cambodia

Jan 17, 2013, 5:30-7:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open tot he public. About the Film Telling the story of his family's escape from the Khmer Rouge, End/Beginning: Cambodia was commissioned by Channel News Asia (based out of Singapore and broadcasting all over Asia) after the 6-minute TED Talk in 2009 by Sophal Ear, Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School. It has been broadcast a dozen times in 2011 and 2012 on CNA throughout Asia. In 2012, the film won a Gold World Medal in History & Society at the 55th New York Festival International Television and Films Awards.
Ford School

Human Rights and Politics: An Asian Perspective

Nov 10, 2005, 4:30-6:00 pm EST
University of Michigan
Lecture by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Click here for full event description The event was sponsored by CICS, Institute for the Humanities, International Institute, UM Law School, and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Ford School

Aid dependence in Cambodia: How foreign assistance undermines Democracy

Jan 18, 2013, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. About the talk The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways. Cambodia, a post-conflict state that cannot refuse aid, is rife with trial-and-error donor experiments and their unintended results, including bad governance—a major impediment to rational economic growth.
Ford School

Michael Barr: Crypto in Asia: Different…from Everywhere?

Oct 26, 2020 0:46:13

Dean Michael Barr discusses emerging issues around digital currencies and product varies in Asia during DC Fintech week 2020. He is joined by fellow panelists Douglas Arner, Sunayna Tuteja, John Cho, Simon Hawkins, and Alan Xin.

The Ford School in Asia: Seoul

Jun 28, 2019 0:01:15

In May we traveled to Seoul and several other great Asian cities. It was an inspiring and incredibly productive trip. We’ve put together a video that captured the highlights from our time in Seoul. May, 2019.