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Students highlight their practical policy engagements

Dec 17, 2020
Ford School students engaged in real problem-solving in the fall 2020 semester, tackling some of the most important issues facing Michigan. The undergraduate and graduate students participated in research and analysis projects as a part of the...
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The Ford School votes-and supports our electoral process

Dec 9, 2020
By Daniel Rivkin The frenzied political campaigns of 2020 are over, and President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take office on January 20. With about 153 million votes estimated to have been cast, voter participation...
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Spotlights - Fall 2020

Dec 9, 2020
A year unlike any other This year hasn’t looked and cannot look like a typical year at the Ford School. Beyond moving classes, events, and office hours to a mix of online and socially-distanced in person formats, we’ve retooled our recruitment...
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Students support local organizations to improve equity

Aug 28, 2020
One element of the struggle for economic equity in Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities is the intentional denial of support networks that provide funding, customers, connections or other resources for businesses and...
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An idea whose time has come: practical engagement

Mar 25, 2019
Philip Power, class of 1960, served on the University of Michigan Board of Regents from 1987 to 1999. Power, his parents, and his wife Kathy have supported the U-M Museum of Art, U-M Student Publications, the University Musical Society and the...

Students Learn & Explore Careers in Detroit

Nov 16, 2018
MPP students got the opportunity to explore careers in Detroit over fall break through a trip sponsored by Graduate Career Services. On Tuesday, October 16, around 25 Ford School students gathered at the U-M Detroit Center, at the southwest corner...
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Local leaders offer advice, experience

Oct 24, 2018
An event at the Ford School, “Women Leading Local Government,” spotlighted women around the state of Michigan who are leading communities and developing policies. The interactive seminar allowed graduate and professional students a chance to...
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Student work featured in episode of Out of the Blue

Jan 25, 2011
Professor Liz Gerber and students from the fall 2010 Applied Policy Seminar (now called Strategic Public Policy Consulting or SPPC) hit national airwaves as their work was featured on Out of the Blue, a University of Michigan-produced television...

Projects sought for revamped Applied Policy Seminar

Jun 11, 2010
This fall, the Ford School will launch an expanded version of a popular course, the Applied Policy Seminar (APS), now called Strategic Public Policy Consulting or SPPC. The SPPC enables our Master of Public Policy students to serve as consultants to...

Bringing the Classroom to Life: Ford School Practicum Courses

Oct 1, 2008
In the 2007–08 academic year, the Ford School offered two practicum classes, linking MPP students with local clients to allow students to put their skills to the test with real-world policy work. The Ford School added practicum electives to its MPP...

Young Leaders in Public Service with Kya Robertson

Mar 31, 2021 0:43:00

Ford School students are invited to join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement for a discussion with Kya Robertson, Detroit Deputy District 1 Manager for the Department of Neighborhoods.

Rep. Lauren Underwood on health policy and the ACA

Mar 29, 2021 1:00:13

Join us for a discussion on health policy and the future of the Affordable Care Act with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Paula Lantz, associate dean of the Ford School and James Hudak Professor of Health

Kari Rea: Voter Registration Workshop

Mar 30, 2021 0:48:05

P3E hosts Ginsberg Center Research Assistant Kari Rea (MPP '20) for a session to train students, staff & faculty to be able to assist in the voter registration process.

Policy Pitch Competition - Full

Sep 26, 2018 0:52:04

Master's students completing summer internship experiences deliver pitches highlighting their internship organization, policy interest areas, and policy impact.

Leah Squires: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 26, 2018 0:04:05

Leah Squires (MPP/MENAS '20) talks about how her love for international authors and fiction books sparked her studies in international policy, culminating in an internship with Direct Relief.