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Ali provides insight on insurrection criminal cases

Jan 13, 2022 ABC News
A leader of the Oath Keepers militia group has been arrested in connection with the January 6 insurrection. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, commented on the charges. "The charges against Stewart Rhodes send a strong message about the...
In the Media

Dean Barr featured in DPTV special about Jan. 6 insurrection

Jan 6, 2022 Detroit Public TV
Commemorating the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, Detroit Public TV produced a special reflecting on the events of that day and their consequences, featuring an interview with Dean Michael Barr. "It highlighted a significant...
News

Ali reflects on Jan. 6 insurrection and its implications

Jan 6, 2022
As the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection approached, the investigations into the causes and participants, as well as any changes in security or policy, came into focus. Since the insurrection, over 700 people have been charged in connection...
News

Ali on rising security issues at home and abroad

Nov 11, 2021
On election security as a national security issue Javed Ali and a bipartisan group of former national security officials recently co-signed a letter urging Congress to take more action against the security threat of election...
News

U-M students break voting records in 2020

Nov 4, 2021
Voter turnout among University of Michigan college students jumped to 78% in the 2020 election, according to a report released by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University. Up 18 percentage points from 60% in 2016, U-M...
State & Hill

Breaking down public trust

Jun 10, 2021
By Rebecca Cohen (MPP '09) Americans’ trust in government institutions to “do the right thing” has steadily eroded since the late 1960s,1 correlated for many analysts with events such as the Vietnam War, Watergate, the ’70s oil embargo, and...
In the Media

Goldenberg turns up the student absentee vote

Sep 18, 2020 WEMU
"I hope that our students are going to be taking these messages [about voting] home and helping their families and their friends, whether they are students of ours or not, to take the steps that they need [to vote absentee]," said...
News

Meet our new faculty: Christian Davenport

Aug 17, 2020
Christian Davenport holds faculty positions at the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research and at LSA Political Science. He is also the co-director of the Conflict & Peace, Research & Development, a scholarly community...

Tompkins-Stange talks COVID-19 relief trade-offs

Apr 10, 2020
Ford School professor Megan Tompkins Stange is asking: What should the role be of philanthropy during the COVID-19 crisis? She studies the power and influence of philanthropy on public policy and politics. In a recent Vox article, “These are the...

Anne Applebaum: The twilight of democracy

Apr 4, 2022 1:15:16

Pulitzer Prize winning historian, journalist and commentator Anne Applebaum delivers the keynote lecture of the spring 2022 Democracy in Crisis series, in conversation with Dean Michael S. Barr. April, 2022.