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Levitsky: Trouble is brewing in Putin's 2020 Russia

Sep 22, 2020 U.S. News & World Report
"A country that tries to control its population without having all the means of control, where the economic situation is not so good, where dependency on oil and natural gas is certainly coming down, particularly during this period of time,"...
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Class Notes - Fall 2019 edition

Nov 19, 2019
Robert F. Goeckel (MPP ’74) is a professor of political science at SUNY Geneseo. He published Soviet Religious Policy in Estonia and Latvia: Playing Harmony in the Singing Revolution (Indiana University Press, 2018). The book is based on extensive...
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Brendan Nyhan's quest for the truth behind fake news

Mar 28, 2019
After receiving his PhD in political science from Duke University in 2009, Brendan Nyhan came to U-M to study health policy as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar. His mentors were the Ford School’s Paula Lantz and Rick Hall. Nyhan was then...
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Starting over

Apr 26, 2012
Japan has known earthquakes—the Great Kanto quake of 1923, the Great Hanshin quake of 1995, the Fukui quake of 1948, and hundreds of others—but Japan had never known an earthquake like the 9.0 Tohoku quake that struck just off the northeast coast...
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Economist Jan Svejnar advises post-Soviet Bloc countries

Apr 26, 2011
Professor Jan Svejnar, the son of a prominent development economist, was forced to fee his home when the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968. Svejnar, who lived through the rise of the Berlin Wall, and its undoing, is now an internationally...

Michael McClellan named Diplomat in Residence

Aug 25, 2009
Michael McClellan has been selected as the Ford School’s Diplomat in Residence for the 2009-2010 academic year. McClellan is a Senior Foreign Service Officer and a 25-year veteran of U.S. State Department.The Ford School is one of only sixteen...

IPE 2007 Takes on IMF / World Bank Reform

Jan 1, 2007
In early January of each year the Ford School runs a distinctive policy simulation called the Integrated Policy Exercise. All current students are required to participate by researching and representing the role of a particular stakeholder within a...

Melvyn Levitsky on Strained U.S.-Russia Relations

Oct 14, 2016 0:00:53

Former diplomat Melvyn Levitsky, professor at the Ford School of Public Policy who was once officer-in-charge of U.S.-Soviet bilateral relations, discusses the Russian threat to U.S. national security.

Ukraine: Post-conflict strategies panel

Nov 6, 2015 1:17:00

Yaroslav Hrytsak, Melvyn Levitsky, Ronald Suny, Yuri Zhukov, and moderator John Ciorciari discuss the future of Ukraine and the Donbass conflict. November, 2015.

John Beyrle: U.S.-Russia relations: Status of the 'reset'

Oct 1, 2010 1:26:44

John Beyrle, US Ambassador to Russia, discusses current relations between two global leaders: the US and Russia. Beyrle explains what the highly publicized "reset" means and in what areas the Obama administration intends to concent.