Rebecca Blank

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A man of enormous integrity: How the Ford School got its name

Nov 14, 2019
In December 1977, at the annual party of the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS), a young graduate student named James McIntire (MPP ’78) found himself chatting with the Institute’s director, the political scientist Jack L. Walker, Jr. Out...
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Soundbites, overheard @ Ford School events

Dec 9, 2014
In the face of modern day challenges, from HIV/AIDS to climate change, we are better positioned than ever to help communities kindle change where it is most needed. Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps, “Peace Corps in the 21st...

Ford School of Public Policy celebrating a century of impact

Oct 27, 2014
Originally published in The University RecordA major milestone is in sight for the faculty, students, alumni and staff of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy: the school will celebrate its 100th anniversary this weekend.In 1999, U-M named its...

"Martian's Daughter" at Hungarian embassy in DC

Nov 14, 2012
Marina Whitman spoke with Bloomberg News at a book signing in Washington, DC hosted by long-time friends John and Debbie Dingell, Alan Greenspan, and Andrea Mitchell."It's hard for an academic to sound like a human being," Whitman said of...

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...

Rebecca M. Blank assumes role of Acting Commerce Secretary

Aug 3, 2011
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally resigned on August 2, 2011 to be sworn in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the next U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China. Rebecca M. Blank, currently Acting Deputy Secretary of the...

A letter from the Board Chair

Jan 25, 2011
Dear Alumni and Friends, Happy New Year! I am pleased to write to you with updates from the Ford School Alumni Board and provide some of the details of what you already know: Ford School graduates continue to be recognized as leaders in both the...

Brian Jacob earns prestigious David N. Kershaw Award and Prize

Oct 7, 2008
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Professor Brian Jacob will be presented the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize in November for his contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management.Jacob, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of...

Susan M. Collins named dean of the Ford School

Jun 8, 2007
University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Teresa A. Sullivan today announced the appointment of Susan M. Collins as the next Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy. The five-year appointment, made in review and discussion...

First response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster

Sep 7, 2005
The Gerald Ford School of Public PolicyUniversity of MichiganContact: lklee[at]umich.eduThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the School of Public Health and the School of Engineering are co-sponsoring a panel discussion "First Response to the...

Rebecca Blank: Inequality in America

Oct 1, 2014 1:10:31

Rebecca Blank investigates the problem of rising economic inequality in the United States and the various options for addressing it. April, 2014.

Insufficient Funds Part 2: Rebecca Blank Overview

Oct 1, 2014 0:16:38

Rebecca Blank presents an overview of the Brookings Institution discussion on how the recommendations of the book, "Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit and Banking Among Low-Income Households" might be implemented. May, 2009.

Insufficient Funds Part 6: Panelist discussion

Oct 1, 2014 0:13:09

Rebecca Blank, William G. Gale, Peter Tufano, Jane Dokko, Ron Haskins and moderator Belle Sawhill join in a panel at the Brookings "Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit and Banking Among Low-Income Households" book discussion.

Sheldon Danziger: Policy effects on low-wage workers

Jun 9, 2007 0:02:08

Sheldon Danziger discusses the recently published book that he co-edited titled "Working and Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes Are Affecting Low-Wage Workers" (co-edited with Rebecca Blank and Bob Schoeni). January, 2007.

Becky Blank interview with Gerald Ford

Oct 1, 2004 0:20:41

Rebecca Blank, former dean of the Ford School, interviews late President Gerald R. Ford. The interview includes former President Ford's thoughts on public service, political trends and his reflection on his time at U-M. May, 2004.

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Naming Ceremony

Oct 1, 2000 1:31:20

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Naming Ceremony includes remarks from Gerald R. Ford, Lee C. Bollinger, Henry Kissinger, John Engler, Rebecca Blank, Nancy Cantor, Omorotimi Lewis, and Rebecca McGowan. September, 2000.

Making the case for Liberal education

Apr 14, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
A panel of academic leaders will consider how a focus on the lives students lead beyond college, and on the outcomes of Liberal Arts education.