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John D. Ciorciari

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ciorciari is an associate 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...

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

Oct 30, 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

Dec 13, 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.

Philip Potter: Growing terror threat in China

Mar 1, 2012 0:02:10

Philip Potter is an assistant professor of public policy and political science at the Ford School. His interests include U.S. foreign policy and international security.

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.