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Celebrating 40 Years of PPIA

Dec 13, 2021
For 40 years, the Ford School's Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute fellowship (PPIA JSI), previously known as the Sloan or Woodrow Wilson fellowship, has helped launch promising undergraduate students on a path toward...
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Alumni reflect on the enduring and ongoing impact of PPIA

Aug 26, 2021
“It was really transformational. I really feel like it changed my life, at least my career trajectory. It exposed me to new career paths that I wasn't aware of. It gave me skills and competencies for a number of different roles. In a lot of ways, it...
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ViewPoint policy simulation software again a mainstay for PPIA

Aug 2, 2021
The use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement has caused controversy, as authorities balance the benefits of an additional resource with concerns over false accusations and racial profiling. 60 students grappled with the public policy...
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Ford School welcomes 2021 PPIA fellows

Jun 25, 2021
On June 14, the Ford School welcomed its 40th cohort to its Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI)— a program designed to build diversity in public service. Formerly called the Sloan or Woodrow Wilson...
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Ford School student wins prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship

Dec 8, 2020
Karuna Nandkumar (BA ‘21) is an aspiring diplomat and has a deep interest in China. She will be able to pursue that interest after winning a prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship, which will fund a multidisciplinary one-year master's degree at Tsinghua...
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PPIA innovates as it heads to its 40th year

Nov 9, 2020
The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is entering its 40th year after a summer of adjustment and innovation. The intensive seven-week summer program focuses on preparing diverse undergraduate students for...

A virtual warm welcome to the 2020 PPIA fellows!

Jun 23, 2020
The Ford School Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) normally takes place on campus in Ann Arbor for an intensive six-week program. In its 39th year, the University again welcomes 24 undergraduate students for...

Ford School welcomes 2019 PPIA Fellows

Jun 18, 2019
This month the Ford School welcomed 24 undergraduate students as part of the 2019 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) fellows. Over the seven-week program, students take courses on microeconomics, statistics, and policy writing, along...
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New members of the Ford School community

Aug 31, 2015
New Faculty Paula Lantz is the new associate dean for research and policy engagement and a professor of public policy. She most recently was professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of...

Read 'the Ford School feed'

Jun 11, 2014
The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, is now available.This summer edition: invites alumni and friends to RSVP for the Centennial Reunion in the fall and Worldwide Ford School Spirit...

Meet our 2014 PPIA Fellows

Jun 9, 2014
An anthropology major from Ghana; a liberal arts major from Jamaica; an international studies major from Livonia; a business administration major from Los Angeles; an economics major from West Virginia; a sociology major from Santa Ana; a political...