Ford School Alumni

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Welcome newly-elected 2022 Alumni Board members

Dec 16, 2021
Six Ford School alumni have been elected to serve on the Alumni Board by their peers. The newly elected members are all engaged alumni, bringing experience from numerous fields, including environmental work, philanthropy, consulting, government, and...

Ford School mourns the loss of Rebecca Copeland

Jul 20, 2021
We are deeply saddened to share that Rebecca Copeland (MPP/MPH '21) tragically passed away on July 15 during a flash flood while she was traveling on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park. Family and friends gathered on Monday, July 19,...

Record-setting day of giving for the Ford School

Apr 23, 2021
On March 10, the Ford School set a record for the most gifts made to the school in a single day. It was part of U-M’s Giving Blue Day celebration, a day devoted to philanthropy for U-M causes that people love most. Through emails, video, and...

14th annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day

Jul 11, 2024, All Day
Multiple locations
Each year, our Ford School community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends gathers together in the name of President Ford on or near his birthday (July 14!) to socialize, network, and most importantly celebrate what binds us together - our collective Ford School experiences. Wherever you are in the world on July 11, you are invited to join in the fun, share your #FordSpirit, and take part in the Ford50 festivities! 

The Injustice of Place book talk and alumni reception

Oct 24, 2023, 6:00-7:30 pm EDT
Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Ford School alumni - join us in DC for a book talk and reception with the authors of the book The Injustice of Place. Leading scholars on poverty, the three authors will share key insights from the book, followed by a networking reception and book signing. 
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

The future of coups d'etat

Sep 22, 2022, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT
3240 Weill Hall
Professor John Chin’s (MPP '08) research focuses on the politics of unrest—from coups to nonviolent protest to assassinations—and regime change, authoritarian survival, and democratization.

Careers in public policy

Dec 16, 2020, 12:00-12:45 pm EST
With professional, personalized career services and a powerful, deeply committed alumni network, the Ford School helps students achieve their career goals.

Zoom chats with Ford School alumni

Nov 13, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Prospective and current students: learn more about the community, classes, and extracurricular activities. Ask your questions and connect with Ford School alumni.