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Master’s applications are now open for fall 2021

Sep 30, 2020
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has opened applications for fall 2021 for our top-ranked graduate programs: Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Affairs (MPA). The Ford School community is engaged in public policy at a...
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

H. Luke Shaefer: Child allowance panel

Nov 5, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
H. Luke Shaefer and other panelists — to be announced — will discuss the implications of the expanded child tax credit and the potential for the U.S. to adopt a permanent child allowance.  
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Terri Friedline: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System

Oct 15, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Terri Friedline will discuss her book, Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System, which takes a critical look at advancements in financial technology (“fintech”) in the banking and financial industries.
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Jeremy Levine: Constructing Community

Oct 1, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Jeremy Levine will discuss his book, “Constructing Community: Urban Governance, Development and Inequality in Boston,” which explores the complexities of neighborhood redevelopment in Boston.
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Community as corporation: Talent retention in low-status America

Nov 6, 2020, 12:00 pm EST
Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. As part of the Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions fall 2020 speaker series,  she discusses "Community as Corporation: Talent Retention in Low-Status America."

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Oct 30, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT
For almost two decades, The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has traveled the globe to put human faces on the devastating problems plaguing the planet — from disease and poverty to violence and exploitation — and on the efforts of individuals and organizations to repair it.  

Disparities and Prejudice: An Economic Analysis

Sep 17, 2008, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
Kerwin Kofi Charles Lectures Steans Family Professor at the Harris School, University of Chicago Scholar in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Lectures are co-sponsored by the National Poverty Center.
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