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Weiser Diplomacy Center announces new diplomacy fellows

Nov 3, 2022
The Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) is excited to announce four impressive recipients of the 2022 WDC fellowship.  The four 2022 fellows, Jacob Gillis (MPP ’24), Gerardo A. Méndez Gutiérrez (MPP ’24), Gabriel Sylvan (MPP ’24), and Oieshi Saha (MPP...
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Ciorciari warns on foreign intervention in Haiti

Oct 23, 2022
Haiti has once again found itself in crisis, rattled by an assassination, overtaken by gang violence, and led by an unelected government. Associate dean John Ciorciari recently penned an article in Foreign Policy warning of the consequences of...
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Practicing diplomacy: Diplomacy Lab, winter 2022

Oct 13, 2022
For the third year in a row, University of Michigan students tackled policy-relevant questions posed by the U.S. State Department officials in Diplomacy Lab (DipLab) projects.  In the Winter 2022 term, graduate and undergraduate students formed...
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The fractured superpower: Federalism and foreign policy

Oct 7, 2022
Though federalism is typically viewed in a domestic context, political scientist Jenna Bednar explores the balance of state and federal power and how it shapes U.S. foreign policy in Foreign Affairs. Bednar and co-author Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar,...
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Meet our new faculty: Megan Stewart

Aug 19, 2022
New Ford School associate professor Megan Stewart is an expert in international political conflict and revolutionary movements internationally and in the United States. Most recently, Stewart was an assistant professor in the School of International...
In the Media

Ali discusses comparisons of invasions of Iraq and Ukraine

Mar 17, 2022 BBC Brazil
As the war in Ukraine rages on, many are making comparisons between the U.S.'s invasion of Iraq and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, discussed the comparison. "It's easy to understand why people think the...
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Ambassador Levitsky on the Ukraine-Russia crisis: What to know

Feb 1, 2022
What is essential to know about the rising tensions in eastern Europe and the Ukraine-Russia crisis? Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, shares his insights....
In the Media

Page comments on Biden's first foreign policy speech

Feb 5, 2021 Just Security
After President Biden gave his first major foreign policy speech on Thursday, which focused on repairing America's image across the globe and issues ranging from Yemen and China to global efforts to tackle climate change, Professor Susan D. Page...
In the Media

Ali calls for increased sanctions to prevent aggressive cyber-attacks

Dec 18, 2020 Mother Jones
If the hacks can be tied back to Moscow, they are just the latest in a string of significant and aggressive cyber operations perpetrated by elements of the Russian government against local, state, and federal governments and corporate entities. “We...
In the Media

Ali says cyber-attacks show US vulnerabilities

Dec 17, 2020 ABC News
"It raises serious questions about the level of US defensive measures against cyber-attacks, as the vulnerabilities exploited in this latest attack crossed over into both private industry cyber tools and federal ones--neither of which were able to...
In the Media

Ali concerned about Iran's Quds force retaliatory strike

Dec 9, 2020 The Hill
"Beyond the operations in the Middle East, there is the potential for the Quds Force to consider attacks against U.S. or Israeli targets in other parts of the world," Ali writes. "As history has shown with Iran, any action the supreme leader takes...
In the Media

Deardorff comments on trans-Pacific trade

Nov 27, 2020 Detroit News
Biden may want to join the TPP agreement, said Deardorff. But "he probably knows from the experience of it being negotiated, it's not going be an easy thing to do." Read the full article in the Detroit...
In the Media

Rabe: Biden signals climate is a priority in calls with foreign leaders

Nov 19, 2020 Environment & Energy News
"There are lots of things for a president to talk to a world leader about in that initial call. And I think what is said could be indicative of what's on the top of a president's list," Rabe said. "The very fact that he would raise [climate] in call...
In the Media

Ciorciari comments on winding down of Khmer Rouge Tribunals

Sep 24, 2020 La Prensa Latina
"I think it is quite likely that the [remaining] cases will be dismissed. With little prospect of those cases advancing... and after years of mounting donor frustration and fatigue, it is doubtful that the tribunal will be open much longer," said...
In the Media

Levitsky: Trouble is brewing in Putin's 2020 Russia

Sep 22, 2020 U.S. News & World Report
"A country that tries to control its population without having all the means of control, where the economic situation is not so good, where dependency on oil and natural gas is certainly coming down, particularly during this period of time,"...