Susan Waltz

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Susan E. Waltz

Professor Emerita of Public Policy
Waltz specializes in human rights and international affairs, with a focus on arms transfer policy and regional expertise on North Africa. She also maintains the website Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards, hosted by U-M. For some 15 years she was involved in international efforts to promote an international Arms Trade Treaty and has more recently focused on U.S. firearms export regulations.
State & Hill

What good is history, anyway?

Dec 18, 2014
With public service in our DNA, what we’d really like to do is to peer into the future, to see and shape what’s coming around the bend. So we asked ourselves, ‘Can a deeper understanding of the past help to shape and inform the future?’ The myth...

Arms Trade Treaty an important milestone, says Susan Waltz

Aug 1, 2013
The Arms Trade Treaty, which would staunch the worldwide flow of military-grade weapons, passed easily at the UN General Assembly in April, by a vote of 154-3 with 23 abstentions. Opened for ratification on June 3, the treaty will go into effect...
State & Hill

Alumna combats violence against women with GenderHopes

Apr 22, 2013
Knowledge is power for combatting violence against women "So far, there aren't reliable statistics on domestic violence in Monaco," says Vibeke Brask Thomsen (MPP/MA '06), founder and director of GenderHopes. "It doesn't mean they don't exist, we...
State & Hill

Something worth fighting for: The future of an arms trade treaty

Dec 18, 2012
In July 2012, an eleventh hour phone call with instructions from the White House abruptly stalled passage of an all-but-complete 193-nation Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations. Susan Waltz, professor of public policy, believes that was a...

Ford School faculty earn top University of Michigan awards

Oct 19, 2011
In August 2011, Bob Axelrod was recognized with one of the University of Michigan's most prestigious honors, the Regents' Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award honors "extraordinary distinction in public service by members of the...
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Khmer Rouge Trials: Serving to End or Compound Cambodia's Culture of Impunity?

Apr 21, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
About the event In a conversation moderated by Susan Waltz, Margo Picken and John Ciorciari will discuss the positive and negative effects of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge trials that began several years ago in "extraordinary chambers" of the courts of Cambodia. Will they bring "closure" to the country's dark past?
Ford School

Rediscovering the Caribbean: An Overview of economic, social and public health issues in the region

Sep 14, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Panelists: Alan Deardorff, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics, University of Michigan Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, University of Michigan Mark B. Padilla, School of Public Health, University of Michigan Susan Waltz, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan Co-sponsored with the International Policy Student Association and the International Policy Center.
Ford School

The Refugee Crisis: Who makes it to safety? panel

Jan 12, 2015 1:27:10

2013 Livingston Award winner Luke Mogelson, Joel Lovell, John Ciorciari and Susan Waltz discuss the themes of "The Dream Boat," Mogelson's New York Times Magazine story about the plight of political asylum seeker