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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...
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PPIA: 30 Years of Preparing Leaders

Jan 5, 2012
Bright, energetic, and compassionate, Tosha Downey—one of more than 4,000 graduates of the national Public Policy and International Affairs program—is deeply engaged in Chicago's south side renaissance, and in dramatically improving educational...

Ford School celebrates 30 years of PPIA

Sep 8, 2011
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) program-a program designed to build diversity in public service.The University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has proudly supported...

Greetings from the Dean

May 31, 2011
Dear Alumni and Friends,Earlier this month, I traveled to Washington, DC to celebrate the unveiling of a new statue at the Capitol Rotunda: that of our 38th President, Gerald R. Ford (Class of ’35). Three of Ford’s children were there—Susan, Steven,...