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PUBPOL 475

PUBPOL 475.009: Topics: Running, Serving, and Leading

Wednesday
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Fall 2015
4:00-7:00 pm EDT

This course will give students a practical understanding of what it takes to run for office, serve as an officeholder, and what leadership amongst leaders means. It takes leadership to change, impact, create and implement policy.

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Riecker Fellowship sends two MPP students to Capitol Hill

Jan 28, 2019
The Ford School is sending two students, Chelsea Davis (MPP ’19) and Benjamin Eikey (MPP ’19) to Capitol Hill this winter as the Riecker Fellows in the offices of U.S. Senator Gary Peters and Congressman John Moolenaar. The Riecker Michigan...

Rabe in HuffPo on likely impact of Republican jobs bills

Dec 2, 2014
Barry Rabe was one of five policy and economic experts tapped by the Huffington Post to examine the merits of the 40-plus jobs bills Republicans have tried to pass in recent years. While the majority of the bills have stalled in the...

Hall characterizes minimum wage bill lobbying activity

May 22, 2014
According to an analysis conducted by Bloomberg BNA, a division of Bloomberg, some 40 different groups spent money in the first three months of 2014 to lobby Congress on the minimum wage bill. Labor unions were for the bill; business groups were...

Justin Wolfers speaks with MSNBC on tax reform, fiscal cliff

Nov 27, 2012
With automatic federal deficit reduction measures set to take effect in January, Justin Wolfers appeared on MSNBC's "NOW with Alex Wagner" to discuss the role of tax reform in reducing the U.S. deficit. Wolfers discussed various perspectives on...
State & Hill

Opening doors to higher education

Sep 16, 2009
The Obama Administration implements Susan Dynarski's research on financial aid Stretched family incomes, fewer private sources of credit, and rising tuition costs–while still a key predictor of lifetime earnings, a college education has become...

Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein: It's even worse than it looks

Oct 1, 2012 1:24:20

Thomas Mann (MA '68, PhD '77) & Norman Ornstein (PhD '74) will discuss their book, the New York Times bestseller, "It's Even Worse than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism." November, 20

Lawrence Lessig: How money corrupts Congress

Oct 1, 2012 1:07:06

Lawrence Lessig illustrates problems with the current campaign funding system for Congressional elections, discusses the history behind it, and offers his solution for a better funding system. October 9, 2012.

The Role of Congress in U.S. Diplomacy

Oct 25, 2019, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom 1110 Weill Hall
We invite you to a student session with Congressman Ted Deutch and his Chief of Staff Josh Rogin.
Ford School
Citi Foundation Lecture, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

What's gone wrong in Washington, and why it doesn't have to be this way

Sep 19, 2013, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Rackham Auditorium
With more than three decades of policy experience and knowing how Washington does – and doesn't – work, recently retired U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe has keen and contemporary insights on what Congressional initiatives to look for in the coming year.

What has gone so wrong with Congress?

Feb 22, 2012, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation on Twitter: #fordschooldingell Hosted by: Richard L. Hall, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science and the Arts From the speaker's bio John D.