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Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Our commitment Our commitment to the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value community, integrity, respect, service, inclusion, diversity, and equity. We aspire for our work to be excellent,...

DEI priorities

The Ford School’s plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion is a living document. Each year, we review our progress on actions and prioritize efforts to address the DEI plan’s four central goals.  Read this year’s full plan here. Below, we...
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Leadership grounded in service

Jun 10, 2021
By David Pratt Paula Lantz completes remarkable term as associate dean Diversity, equity, and inclusion. Curricular overhaul and creation of a new master’s program. A leadership initiative. Helping students, faculty, and staff through a...
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The Last Word: Sanders on diversity, equity, and inclusion 

Jun 10, 2021
This spring, the Ford School finishes the implementation of our 5-year strategic plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), launched in 2016 in concert with a University-wide set of coordinated DEI plans. This summer we will develop strategic...
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Celeste Watkins-Hayes takes a people-centered research approach

Jan 4, 2021
New Ford School sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes works at the intersection of inequality, public policy, and institutions, with a special focus on urban poverty and race, class, and gender studies. Her most recent book Remaking a Life: How Women...
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Students highlight their practical policy engagements

Dec 17, 2020
Ford School students engaged in real problem-solving in the fall 2020 semester, tackling some of the most important issues facing Michigan. The undergraduate and graduate students participated in research and analysis projects as a part of the...
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A new initiative to develop world-class leaders in policy

Dec 9, 2020
By Rebecca Cohen (MPP ‘09) There are more than 3 trillion Google search results for “leadership.” Articles about the “7 leadership mistakes you’re probably making” and “Why You Can’t Teach Leadership” and “11 leadership characteristics”...
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Business and government: Diversity, regulation, and sustainability

Sep 23, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with Penny Naas (MPP '93) about key issues in government and business, including diversity, the relationships between the regulated and the regulators, and environmental sustainability.

About the DEI strategic planning process

In September 2015, Dean Susan M. Collins officially launched the Ford School’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic planning initiative. The Ford School's five-year strategic plan was launched in October 2016, along with the University of...

DEI Coalition

Purpose and membership To create a school-level coalition of students, faculty and staff with the following primary aims: To have an identified set of people within the Ford School to whom members of the Ford School community can share...

PPIA Junior Summer Institute 40th anniversary celebration

Jul 26, 2021 1:22:20

The Ford School has proudly supported the PPIA fellowship since its inception in 1981. To celebrate the program's 40th anniversary, we bring together a panel of distinguished leaders, each of whom attended the University of Michigan Junior Summer

Rep. Lauren Underwood on health policy and the ACA

Mar 22, 2021 1:00:13

Join us for a discussion on health policy and the future of the Affordable Care Act with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Paula Lantz, associate dean of the Ford School and James Hudak Professor of Health