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A world of difference

May 22, 2020
How the Weiser Diplomacy Center is preparing the next generation of foreign affairs leaders. When the Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) launched in fall 2019, it made a big splash with incredible speakers that included Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza...
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Toward a brighter future

May 22, 2020
New gift from Joan and Sanford Weill supports education and employment initiatives By David Pratt Longtime friends of the Ford School Joan and Sanford Weill have made a generous new investment in the school's work with a gift of $5...
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Learning by doing—on a global scale

May 22, 2020
In 20 years of global experiences, roughly 600 Ford School students have traveled to 18 countries, not including internships or study abroad. The lessons they bring back with them have helped shape careers of impact. From the idea that a group of...
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Help us unlock $50,000 for student support!

May 22, 2020
As you know, during this special reunion year, we are participating in an Alumni Giving Challenge! With matching funds from the Ford School Committee, our individual efforts combine to make a tremendous difference for Ford School students.* Now,...
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Tracking the issues

May 22, 2020
Before COVID-19 began to consume our daily news coverage, we asked nine Ford School faculty what policy topics 2020 political candidates should be talking about. Javed Ali, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence: There is a lot more we can...
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Letter from the Dean

May 22, 2020
In this edition of State & Hill, you’ll read stories of our growing strength in teaching diplomacy, international development, and international politics, and stories of how we’re tackling inequalities in the financial system, access to voting,...
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The Last Word: Edie Goldenberg wants students to register and vote

May 22, 2020
Goldenberg's “Turn Up Turnout” efforts have spread from the Ann Arbor campus to Dearborn and Flint, to all Big 10 schools through the Big Ten Voting Challenge, and to 25 other institutions in the state through the annual Michigan Student Voting...
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A Winding Path

May 22, 2020
Professor Robert Hampshire brings his transportation expertise to the Ford School By David Pratt State & Hill: How did you come to be interested in transportation systems and policy? Robert Hampshire: Well, it starts with me sitting in a...
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Class Notes – Winter 2020

May 22, 2020
Bob Brown (MPA ’71) sold The Scottish Salmon Company and fully retired from active business life at age 73. John Reinemann (MPP ’90) will begin teaching in the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in fall...
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Even so, the first bird

May 22, 2020
By Molly Spencer, writing instructor at the Ford School In the west, etched and bony light of moonset. East, warm breath of sun              fleshing the sky. Nothing will ever be as legible as these hills, still black with their faith...
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Faculty News - Spring 2020 State & Hill

May 22, 2020
Javed Ali wrote or co-authored multiple op-eds published by The Hill. He also appeared as a frequent commentator on MSNBC. Topics ranged from U.S. national security to crises in the Middle East. John Ayanian, inaugural Director of U-M’s Institute...
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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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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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Meet the Masters of Public Affairs

Oct 15, 2019
This fall the Ford School welcomes its first Master of Public Affairs students. This powerful new nine-month degree for mid-career professionals combines rigorous training in the Ford School’s hallmark policy analysis suite with the development of...
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Mary Corcoran and Paul Courant on gender wage discrimination

Oct 1, 2019
The gender pay gap is notoriously alive and well, decades after women entered the workforce in large numbers. Mary Corcoran and Paul Courant explored this issue together many times over the years. In one important study, published in 1993, the...
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Carl Simon on the spread of HIV

Oct 1, 2019
Carl Simon and his research group were among the first to estimate the contagiousness of HIV. This was difficult to do simply with empirical data since many of those infected, especially in the first San Francisco epidemic, did not know when or by...
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Robert Axelrod on the evolution of cooperation

Oct 1, 2019
Using the prisoner’s dilemma from game theory through a biological lens, Robert Axelrod, along with evolutionary biologist W. D. Hamilton, unearthed a theory on the evolution of cooperation that ultimately influenced views on war, governing the...