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Susan D. Page

Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Professor from Practice at the University of Michigan's Law School. Director; Weiser Diplomacy Center
Page applies her vast foreign policy experience to the Weiser Diplomacy Center. She has served the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations in senior roles for decades, across East, Central, and Southern Africa, and in Haiti and Nepal. Page was the first U.S. ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan and served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations in Haiti.
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Ford school faculty available to weigh in on 2024 elections

Jan 28, 2024
The University of Michigan has published an experts guide to the 2024 elections. Ford School faculty are available to offer insights on relevant issues impacting the elections, including the following:  Economics Betsey Stevenson, professor of...
In the Media

Page on scaling of USAID projects

Jun 26, 2023 Devex
Susan D. Page, Devex: Susan Page, who served as U.N. assistant secretary-general to Haiti and in various U.S. government roles, including USAID, said that even when the agency attempts to work with smaller organizations, often the math just doesn’t...
In the Media

Worries of a failed state in Sudan - Page

May 22, 2023 History Podblast
Susan D. Page, History Podblast: Right now you do have the Sudanese military that is de facto in part in charge, and they are fighting the other wing of the military. Paramilitaries have had a long history in Sudan. President Bashir allowed them to...
In the Media

Page speaks about U.S. mistakes in early Sudan negotiations

May 19, 2023 The World
Susan D. Page, The World: "They believed Berhan and Hemedti would in fact turn over power to the civilians...I could not believe that Molly Phee was getting on a plane to go talk to the generals shortly after they launched the coup. A number of us...
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Ambassador Page widely sought for Sudan insights

May 10, 2023
As two rival generals continue their deadly feud for control of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, fears are rising of of another major regional conflagration. Ambassador Susan D. Page, Ford School Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy, has...
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Announcing winter 2023 Ford School events

Jan 11, 2023
 The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup for the winter 2023 Policy Talks @ the Ford School series and other special public events hosted with partners from across campus. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise...
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Practicing diplomacy: Diplomacy Lab, winter 2022

Oct 13, 2022
For the third year in a row, University of Michigan students tackled policy-relevant questions posed by the U.S. State Department officials in Diplomacy Lab (DipLab) projects.  In the Winter 2022 term, graduate and undergraduate students formed...
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Students simulate negotiations in the Arctic Circle

Sep 27, 2022
Geopolitical tensions are rising in the Arctic Circle, with disputes over territory and resources, environmental issues, and Indigenous People's way of life. In early September, nearly 30 undergraduate and graduate students from across the...
In the Media

Page discusses situation in Sudan

Jan 19, 2022 CNN One World
Sudanese civilians continue to protest the military coup, calling for democratic and free elections. Susan Page, professor of practice, weighed in on the situation. "The military and security forces have no shame. They continue to use live...
State & Hill

Discourse: Ford School faculty in the news

Dec 13, 2021
"College students can take out loans to pay for college, but it's absolutely impossible to take out a loan to pay for your own preschool. It's just not something a 3- or 4-year-old can do to manage their own education. So the idea that we have...
State & Hill

Faculty News, fall 2021

Dec 13, 2021
The U-M Institute for Clinical & Health Research recognized John Ayanian with a 2020 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. Joshua Basseches received a grant from the Climate Social Science Network to continue working on...
In the Media

10 years later, Page discusses South Sudan's independence

Jul 9, 2021 Deep Dish Podcast
Susan D. Page, professor of practice in international diplomacy, recounted South Sudan's journey to independence on the Deep Dish podcast from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “On July 9th, it will be the 10th anniversary of south Sudan’s...
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Announcing winter 2021 Ford School events

Dec 16, 2020
The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of winter ‘21 semester virtual events. We will be hosting distinguished faculty members, policymakers, and writers for events on topics ranging from energy policy and leadership, to racial...
State & Hill

Tracking the issues: post-2020 election

Dec 9, 2020
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Ford School faculty weighed in on what happened and what’s next, including the immediate policies a Biden-Harris Administration should tackle. Jenna Bednar Professor of public policy and political...
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Page reflects on representing America abroad

Sep 1, 2020
Ford School professor of practice Ambassador Susan Page served in the Foreign Service in Kenya, Botswana, and Rwanda, and was the first U.S. ambassador to South Sudan. In a recent article in The Atlantic, she reflected that her long career abroad...

Dean's Symposium - The State of Democracy around the World

Apr 12, 2024, 1:00 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Democracy around the world is both robust -- two billion people will be able to cast a ballot in 2924 -- and fragile, as threats to the voting process, to the structures of democratic society, and to the voters themselves afflict many nations. 
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Careers in Public Service with UM Alum: Open House with Mark R. Jacobson

Feb 7, 2024, 10:00 am-11:30 pm EST
4th Floor Meijer Lounge, Weill Hall
Meet Mark Jacobson, a seasoned veteran who has made significant contributions to NATO, the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and held key roles at the Department of Defense. Mark's journey spans academia and military service.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Transnational advocacy and the BLM network

Mar 17, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Gay McDougall and Jamil Dakwar will join Professor John Ciorciari in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race shaping public policy in the global context.

What is the future of the Sudans?

Jan 24, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm EST
The Brookings Institution's Africa Security Initiative will host a panel of experts—including Ambassador Susan D. Page, a professor of practice at the Ford School— to discuss the future of the Sudans, and what the United States and its partners can do to support them.
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Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination Series

Embracing diversity in national security and diplomacy

Oct 21, 2021, 12:00-12:50 pm EDT
The series, open to U-M students, faculty, and staff, is designed to foster dialogue on important issues of U.S. public policy. Facilitated by faculty discussants Susan Page and Javed Ali, this session focuses on the need for diversity in one of the nation’s oldest government agencies. 

What's next for Afghanistan?

Aug 30, 2021, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom, 1110 Weill Hall
Join Ford School faculty for a conversation about the situation in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces.