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Think local: CLOSUP checks in with local government officials

Dec 19, 2022
By Tom Ivacko (MPA ’93), executive director, Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy Democracy in the United States and across the globe has been in decline for years, as documented with rigorous tracking methodologies. Freedom House has...
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Fordies make their mark on the 2022 midterms

Dec 9, 2022
Ford School alumni and students played a key part in upholding democracy during the 2022 midterms—running for office, knocking on doors, and working at polling stations, up and down the ballot, across Michigan and around the country. Several...
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Meet our new faculty: Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt

Oct 20, 2022
New Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt is a distinguished litigator, legal expert, and public servant. After serving many years as a litigator and judge, in 2018, Judge Beatty Blunt became the first...
In the Media

Cavaillé breaks down French presidential election results

Apr 24, 2022 Arirang News
French President Emmanuel Macron has won his re-election bid, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Charlotte Cavaillé, assistant professor of public policy, provided some insight into the election. "So there are two reasons (turnout was...
In the Media

Ali debunks Whitmer kidnapping conspiracy theory

Apr 19, 2022 The American Independent
Michigan gubernatorial candidate Garrett Soldano has been circulating the conspiracy theory that the intended kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was a government plot to sway the 2020 election. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, debunked...
In the Media

Schwarz discusses Michigan GOP convention confusion

Mar 31, 2022 Michigan Advance
Ahead of the Michigan Republican Party’s endorsement convention this month, Michigan GOP Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock has endorsed several candidates, an unusual move. Joe Schwarz, lecturer and former Michigan state senator, weighed in on the...
In the Media

Ivacko weighs in on 2022 Secretary of State election

Feb 7, 2022 HOUR Detroit
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is preparing for the 2022 election. So far, her Republican opponents don't seem viable based on their extreme views.  “If the GOP nominates QAnon conspiracy theorists, Benson will have an easier path...
In the Media

Hall discusses company political donations

Jan 6, 2022 The Detroit News
Many companies that pledged to stop donating to politicians who rejected the 2020 election results have resumed those donations. But, Richard Hall, professor of public policy and political science, says the way they've resumed is unusual. "I...
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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...
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Democracy & Debate project to continue through 2021-22

Oct 18, 2021
At a time when democratic institutions are under pressure and the University of Michigan community is looking to engage, U-M will continue Democracy & Debate, its university-wide collaboration on democratic engagement, through the 2021-22 academic...
In the Media

Shipan explains Michigan GOP divide

Jul 19, 2021 Detroit Free Press
The Michigan Republican Party is struggling to define itself in the shadow of former President Donald Trump. Some members want to cling to Trump and his rhetoric, while others are trying to distance themselves. Charles Shipan, the J. Ira and Nicki...
In the Media

Ranked-choice voting easier than everyday routines, says Chamberlin

Feb 2, 2021 NYCity Lens
"Think of [ranked-choice voting] like choosing items in everyday routines, like ordering a slice of pizza," said John Chamberlin, who specializes in voting systems.  "All it takes is a little planning before entering the voting booth. And sometimes...
In the Media

Hanson highlights tight Michigan Senate race

Oct 1, 2020 STRINGR
"The Michigan Senate race is one of the few opportunities that the Republicans have to pick up a Senate seat...Although most polls show Peters with a narrow lead, that lead is within the margin of error, and there are a lot of undecided voters,"...
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Meet our new faculty: Mara Ostfeld

Aug 13, 2020
Mara Ostfeld recently joined the Ford School of Public Policy as faculty by courtesy, adding to her faculty roles at the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research and at LSA Political Science. It is a return to the Ford...

Ford School students host forum for Ann Arbor Council hopefuls

Apr 13, 2020
Ford School students in former Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje’s classes are preparing to host a two-part spring forum for prospective Ann Arbor City Council candidates. Students from the Ford School have hosted similar forums since 2014, but this year...

Edie Goldenberg shares voting challenge on Michigan Minds

Nov 6, 2018
The new Michigan Minds series, launched this month with Edie Goldenberg, Ford School professor, talking about the importance of students voting in the midterm election. The podcast and video series aim to provide “quick and informative analysis on...
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CLOSUP hosts Ann Arbor mayoral candidates

Apr 18, 2014
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) hosted the four declared candidates in Ann Arbor's mayoral race on Wednesday, April 16. The forum focused on the future of public transportation and prospects for economic development of Ann...

Election Watch Party 2018

Nov 6-7, 2018, 8:00 pm-12:00 am EST
Fraser's Pub
Ford School Election Watch Party on November 6 at Frasier’s Pub.
Ford School

Restoring confidence in our democracy

Jan 12, 2023 1:30:47

Former Michigan Representatives Andy Levin (D-MI) and Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Amb (ret) Susan Page, Michigan Law and Ford School professor will explore the bipartisan challenge of restoring faith in our democratic systems and high

Election '08's Impact on Michigan Townhall

Oct 14, 2008 1:30:01

Mark Brewer, Joe Schwarz, Charles L. Ballard, Ted Parson, Carl Simon, and moderator Jack Lessenberry discuss how the policies of the presidential candidates will impact Michigan. November, 2008. Sponsored by Michigan Radio and CLOSUP.