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Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) awarded the Eckstein Prize

May 10, 2021
Recent Ford School graduate Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) is the 2021 winner of the Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research for her comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by the U.S. Unemployment Insurance (UI) system during the...
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Action on campus, in Congress, and across the globe

Dec 9, 2020
Ford School Currents: Perspectives from students, faculty, and alumni    Dr. Menna Demessie (PhD ‘10)  is the senior vice president of policy analysis and research at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which advances research and...
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Fall 2020 Class Notes

Dec 9, 2020
Patrick Larkey (MPP ‘71, PhD ‘75) is living the dream at Ariel Pointe of Sachse, Texas where he is writing an unredacted, personal history of the public policy field from its outset. Any old-timers willing to share vivid or not so vivid...
Alumni spotlight

Brandy Johnson (MPP ‘09) makes college accessible in Michigan

Jul 29, 2020
Increasing college access has been a top priority for Brandy Johnson (MPP '09). What started as a $2 million grant application Johnson was asked to write during her Ford School internship with Governor Granholm evolved into the highly successful...
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Tannistha Datta (MPA ‘09) protects children’s rights in India

Jul 13, 2020
Since volunteering with a children’s nonprofit in high school, Tannistha Datta (MPA '09) wanted to pursue children’s rights protection work. At the Ford School, this desire was confirmed. "Through policy and international development frameworks, the...
Alumni spotlight

Claudia Muñoz (MPP ‘09) improves U.S. defense and security

Jun 18, 2020
Claudia Muñoz' (MPP '09) career has focused on improving the national and international defense and security sector. With over 20 years of experience in the public and private sector, Munoz continues her dedication to these sectors as a research...

Two MPP alumni named 2019 Victory Empowerment Fellows

May 31, 2019
On May 23, 2019, Victory Institute announced this year’s Victory Empowerment Fellows, naming two Ford School alumni, Brenda Duverce (MPP ‘16) and Preston Parish (MPP ‘18). Victory Empowerment is a national organization that strives to promote openly...

Trivia and networking

Jan 13, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm EST
Ford School trivia followed by networking session for graduate students and alumni.
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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.