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Two students awarded Rebecca A. Copeland Fellowships

Jan 21, 2022
Two graduate students, Phong Khải Hồng (MPP/MS, ‘24) and Danielle Wallick (MPP/MURP, ‘23) were recently recognized as the first recipients of the Ford School’s Rebecca A. Copeland Fellowship, for their commitment to public service and focus on...
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Hernandez considers the problems with certainty

Dec 17, 2021
What does U.S. gymnast Simone Biles’s decision to withdraw from the Olympics, J.C. Penny hiring Ellen DeGeneres, and recent vaccine mandates by some organizations have in common? The general public largely either lauded or chastised these decisions,...
State & Hill

Dream big, listen, and know when to compromise

Jun 10, 2021
Elected and newly appointed alumni on public leadership We asked four seasoned pros what they’ve learned about leadership, overcoming governing challenges, and what public servants can do to succeed in a contentious political landscape. State...
State & Hill

Here to serve

Jun 10, 2021
By Daniel Rivkin Checking in on the federal civilian workforce "Big government” has been a target for some conservative politicians for decades. That complaint shifted in tenor and action when the Trump administration took office. The federal...
State & Hill

Love of country and school

Jun 10, 2021
By Maggie Barnard (MPP ‘21) When Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky joined the Ford School faculty in 2006, it was a homecoming. After graduating from Michigan in 1960, Levitsky spent 35 years overseas as a U.S. diplomat, serving as ambassador to...

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