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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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LSA graduate Tom Tuft invests in future policy leaders

Jun 10, 2021
By David Pratt New gift will support PPIA and the Conversations Across Differences initiative Tom Tuft (LSA ‘69), discovered Ann Arbor when he came from Pennsylvania to visit his sister in Detroit. “I thought Michigan would be a special...
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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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PPIA Junior Summer Institute Information Session

Oct 12, 2021, 7:00 pm EDT
The Junior Summer Institute (JSI) application deadline is less than a month away! Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about creating a strong application.

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Promoting the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in domestic and international public service for forty years.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute 40th anniversary celebration

Jul 26, 2021 1:22:20

The Ford School has proudly supported the PPIA fellowship since its inception in 1981. To celebrate the program's 40th anniversary, we bring together a panel of distinguished leaders, each of whom attended the University of Michigan Junior Summer