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Jieun Lee

Jieun is interested in the political economy of trade policies in both the domestic and international arena. Prior to joining the PhD program, she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea, Korea Institute of Public Finance, and the Korea…

A Q&A with John Ciorciari: U.S.-North Korea summit

Jun 8, 2018
Written by Mandira Banerjee, Michigan News John Ciorciari is professor of public policy and director of the International Policy Center at the Ford School of Public Policy. His research focuses on Southeast Asia and foreign policy strategies,...

Rabe: Is carbon pricing politically feasible?

Apr 20, 2018
When China formally announced plans to establish a national carbon market this past December, it was double the European Union's carbon market and 10 times the size of California's cap-and-trade system. With the launch, China became the latest...
State & Hill

Class Notes

Apr 15, 2015
Jim Baker (MPA ’61) spent much of his career in developing countries and retired in 2006. His wife Fran has been a real estate agent for more than 30 years and will retire soon. They have been living in Potomac, MD and will relocate to Wilmington,...

Human Rights in North Korea

Feb 20, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
Donia Human Rights Center Panel. Human Rights in North Korea: Crimes Against Humanity, Advocacy for Change, and Future ProspectsKang Cheol Hwan, Jared Genser, Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, and Kiyoteru Tsutsui

The Security Situation in Northeast Asia

Mar 20, 2018, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall 1230
In this public talk, Vice Admiral Ota will discuss pressing issues in Northeast Asian security, including current tensions surrounding North Korea, China’s military posture, territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas, and how Japan is preparing to deal with each of these matters.
Ford School

KORUS Alliance: 60 Years and Beyond

Feb 25, 2016, 4:00-6:00 pm EST
Michigan League, Vandenberg Room
Ambassador Ahn was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the United States of America by President Park Geun-hye in May 2013. From 2012 to 2013, he served as First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and before that he served as Korea’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and to the European Union. From 2008 to 2011, he was the Deputy Minister for Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during which time he served as President Lee Myung-bak’s sherpa to the G-20 and G8 outreach meetings.
Ford School

Danny Leipziger - Growth and Governance: Twin Economic Objectives

Nov 7, 2006, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Danny Leipziger is the Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) and Head of the PREM Network of more than 700 economists and other professionals working on economic policy, lending, and analytic work for the World Bank's client countries. In this capacity he provides strategic leadership and direction to Regional PREM units as well as groups working on economic policy formulation in the area of growth and poverty, debt, trade, gender, and public sector management and governance.
Ford School