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Shannon Farrell to serve as new Diplomat in Residence

Sep 2, 2021
A warm welcome to Shannon Farrell, who will serve as the new Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the North Central region. She will sit at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and will offer advice and guidance to...

U.S. race relations and foreign policy

Jan 27, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
In this talk, Amb. Susan D. Page will explore the presence and impact of race relations on U.S. foreign policy and U.S. actions at home.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Public diplomacy: A vision for 2021 and beyond

Dec 7, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST
This event will feature Dr. Vivian S. Walker, Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, in conversation with Professor John Ciorciari, Director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan, with a welcome address by Rejaul Karim Laskar, representing the Global Forum for Scholars & Practitioners of Diplomacy. 
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

What’s next for U.S. foreign policy?

Dec 2, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is partnering with the American Academy of Diplomacy to bring seasoned U.S. diplomats to Ford School and discuss the future of U.S. foreign policy after presidential election 2020.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

The evolving role of the U.S. in the Gulf Region

Nov 16, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Join us for a virtual conversation co-hosted by the Gulf International Forum featuring Dr. Dania Thafer, Executive Director of the Gulf International Forum (GIF), Abbas Khadim, Director of Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council and General Anthony C. Zinni, former United States Marine Corps general in conversation with Ambassador Patrick Theros. 
Ford School
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Democracy and its impediments in Southeast Asia

Oct 27, 2020, 6:30-8:00 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Bui Hai Thiem, a research manager at the Institute for Legislative Studies, National Assembly Standing Committee of Vietnam, Pavin Chachavalpongpun, an associate professor at Kyoto University's Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Wai Wai Nu, a former political prisoner and the founder and Executive Director of the Women Peace Network in Myanmar.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Responding to the “Democratic Backslide” in Central and Eastern Europe

Oct 26, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Kinga Brudzinska, Program Director of Future of Europe for GLOBSEC Policy Institute in conversation with John Ciorciari, director of Weiser Diplomacy Center. They will discuss major trends, challenges and opportunities for supporting democracy in central and eastern Europe—particularly the “V4” countries of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. This event is open to all University of Michigan students.    
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Framing and debating climate change and the environment in key African states

Oct 22, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Dr. Babajide Ololajulo, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Dr. Patrick Cobbinah, Urban Planning Academic in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, in conversation with Justine M. Davis, LSA Collegiate Fellow in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

U.S.-China relations during COVID-19: Finding a path forward

Oct 20, 2020, 10:00-11:00 am EDT
Join us for a conversation on current relations between the United States and China and possible paths forward given COVID and the upcoming U.S. elections. Panelists will include Kenneth Lieberthal, senior fellow emeritus at Brookings, Mary Gallagher, professor of political science, and Ann Lin, associate professor of public policy. Ford School Dean Michael Barr will moderate the discussion. 
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Observing elections in a complex political environment. A case of Guyana 2020.

Oct 12, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Jason Carter, Chairman of the Carter Center Board of Trustees, Ms. Narcis Scope, Chief Elections Officer, Elections and Boundaries Commission of Trinidad and Tobago representing CARICOM, and Ms. Pauline Chase from Guyana Bar Association in conversation with Ambassador Susan Page, Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy discussing about the Guyana Electoral Observation Mission (EOM).
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Promoting Digital Democracy

Oct 5, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Amy Studdart, senior advisor at the International Republican Institute, where she leads the organization's digital democracy programming, in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center about two case examples of combating misinformation while promoting open online spaces, in Taiwan and Venezuela.   
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Funding Democracy Programs

Sep 28, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Fabiola Cordova,  Associate Director, Latin America and Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center. 
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Official Levers for Supporting Democracy

Sep 21, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Kara McDonald, Deputy Assistant Secretary at Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Democracy Support 101

Sep 14, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Matt Dippell, Deputy Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Programs at the National Democratic Institute in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan

Apr 2, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Webinar
WDC Director professor John Ciorciari will lead this virtual session with our Ford School colleagues Mohammad Akbar Zadran and Matt Rigdon in a discussion about the U.S. and Taliban Peace Deal signed after nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan.
Ford School
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Integrating and Enforcing Labor Rights in Trade

Feb 19, 2020, 4:00-5:20 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
This Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture will examine the nexus between labor rights and trade—a crucial topic as U.S. and global trade arrangements are being renegotiated. It will feature a conversation between two experts who have long worked to advance worker’s rights in the context of global trade—Dr. Bama Athreya, a visiting policy expert at the Weiser Diplomacy Center, and Ford School Professor of Practice Sander Levin. 

Determinants of Giving and Taking Bribes in Eastern Europe: Norms, Personal Affluence, and Security of Corrupt Transactions

Feb 17, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST
3240 Weill Hall
Curbing corruption in Armenia was one of the main goals of the new Armenian government before the velvet revolution in 2018. According to Transparency International, Armenian Corruption Perception Index has increased by 7 points and the rank has improved by 28 positions in 2019 compared to 2018. What were the social and economic factors keeping the high level of corruption in the country? Recent empirical studies have predominantly looked at antecedents of corruption from a macro level. Based on the analysis of three datasets comprising of individual-level surveys taken over a three-year period in Armenia, the study argues that social norms, personal wealth, and the high reliability of corrupt transactions impact an individual’s decision to be involved in corruption.
Ford School
Career Development

Career Conversation with Eric Beinhart & Gregory Ducot, U.S. Department of Justice

Jan 29, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST
Weill Hall Room 3240
Please join us for a Career Talk & Seminar with Eric Beinhart and Gregory Ducot from U.S. Department of Justice in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center about the Practice of International Development.
Ford School