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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...
In the Media

Ciorciari showcases Japan as a "Courteous Power"

Jan 5, 2022 Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Japan has taken on a role in Asian affairs as a "courteous power", according to a new book by Ford School professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center, and co-author Kiyoteru Tsutsui of Stanford...
In the Media

Hausman ponders U.S. inflation

Jul 15, 2021 The New York Times
As Japan's economy sputters and amid worries in the U.S. about inflation, an article in The New York Times wonders if low inflation is a quagmire. Ford School economics associate professor Joshua Hausman wonders if the Fed can intervene to avoid...
State & Hill

The road from transport infrastructure to international trade

Nov 8, 2019
Between mid-April and early August, Kazu Shibuya (MPP ’88) had already made nine trips from Tokyo to Washington D.C. and he was getting ready for his tenth. It is what his role as deputy minister and leading negotiator for the government of Japan...

A Q&A with John Ciorciari: U.S.-North Korea summit

Jun 8, 2018
Written by Mandira Banerjee, Michigan News John Ciorciari is professor of public policy and director of the International Policy Center at the Ford School of Public Policy. His research focuses on Southeast Asia and foreign policy strategies,...
State & Hill

Discourse, Ford School faculty in the news

Dec 8, 2014
The New England Journal of Medicine published John Ayanian’s report on the first 100 days of the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The plan is a good blueprint for other Republican-governed states...

Guiding American math education reform

Jul 25, 2014
Ford School Professor David Cohen and his wife, Magdalene Lampert, cited in Elizabeth Green's July 23 New York Times Magazine article, "Why Do Americans Stink at Math?"; the article will be published in the Sunday print edition.American...

Global Michigan post on Lieberthal Policy Talks lecture

Feb 14, 2013
A new Global Michigan post highlights Kenneth Lieberthal's lecture on Chinese foreign policy at the latest event in the Ford School's Policy Talks series. Lieberthal, a leading expert on China and a professor emeritus at the University of Michigan,...
State & Hill

Starting over

Apr 26, 2012
Japan has known earthquakes—the Great Kanto quake of 1923, the Great Hanshin quake of 1995, the Fukui quake of 1948, and hundreds of others—but Japan had never known an earthquake like the 9.0 Tohoku quake that struck just off the northeast coast...

US-Japan Automotive Conference 2.0

Mar 15, 2019, 10:00 am-4:30 pm EDT
Weiser Hall 1010
A revival of the U.S.-Japan Automotive Conference held annually between 1981 and 1989, USJAC 2.0 will gather industry leaders, policymakers, and scholars from both sides of the Pacific to discuss the past, present, and future of the U.S. and Japanese auto industries, paying particular attention to the issues of trade, management, and technological change. Keynote speaker and panelist announcements forthcoming.

Human Rights in North Korea

Feb 20, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
Donia Human Rights Center Panel. Human Rights in North Korea: Crimes Against Humanity, Advocacy for Change, and Future ProspectsKang Cheol Hwan, Jared Genser, Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, and Kiyoteru Tsutsui