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Ciorciari supports U-M Law alum charged in Cambodia crackdown

Nov 24, 2020
University of Michigan Law School alum Theary Seng cut her hair live on Radio Free Asia this past Thursday. It was not for fashion but convenience: should she go to jail the next week, she wanted to be prepared to deal with lice.  Seng is a...
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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...
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Ciorciari comments on Thai monarchy amid students protest

Sep 1, 2020
Over the past month, students in Thailand have been protesting against the monarchy and the military-led Thai administration and demanding more democracy. An article on the World news website says, “The monarchy seems to have taken note,” as the...

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...

Levitsky predicts impeachment for Brazil’s Bolsonaro

May 14, 2020
Brazil’s Supreme Court on April 28 ordered an investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro after popular Justice Minister Sérgio Moro resigned and accused him of firing the country’s Federal Police chief in an attempt to interfere with investigations....
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Studying and practicing diplomacy, from Ann Arbor to Asia

Mar 21, 2019
As a young lawyer in his first job out of law school, John Ciorciari made a choice that would alter the trajectory of his professional career. He had been the editor-in-chief of the Harvard International Law Journal and specialized in...

The Evolving Role of the U.S. in the Gulf Region

Nov 23, 2020 1:34:16

Dr. Dania Thafer, Abbas Khadim, and General Anthony C. Zinni, former United States Marine Corps general in conversation with Ambassador Patrick Theros discuss the role of the U.S. in the Gulf Region. November, 2020.

The Weiser Diplomacy Center Launch Series

Dec 20, 2019 0:01:24

The Weiser Diplomacy Center, U-M's dynamic new hub for the study and practice of diplomacy, launched in fall 2019 with visits from an all-star lineup of leaders in foreign affairs.

Welcome to the Ford School!

Sep 10, 2019 0:03:53

Learn what our community is looking forward to this upcoming academic year, tips on the best place to eat in Ann Arbor, and sage advice about how to make the most of 2019-2020 at the University of Michigan.

Launching the Weiser Diplomacy Center

Dec 13, 2019 0:00:55

The Weiser Diplomacy Center: The University of Michigan’s dynamic new hub for the study and practice of diplomacy brings to Michigan an all-star lineup of leaders in foreign affairs. 

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.

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.

Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Public Diplomacy: A Vision for 2021 and Beyond

Dec 7, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST
This event will feature Dr. Vivian S. Walker, Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, in conversation with Professor John Ciorciari, Director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan, with a welcome address by Rejaul Karim Laskar, representing the Global Forum for Scholars & Practitioners of Diplomacy. 
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Observing elections in a complex political environment. A case of Guyana 2020.

Oct 12, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Please join us for a virtual seminar with Jason Carter, Chairman of the Carter Center Board of Trustees, Ms. Narcis Scope, Chief Elections Officer, Elections and Boundaries Commission of Trinidad and Tobago representing CARICOM, and Ms. Pauline Chase from Guyana Bar Association in conversation with Ambassador Susan Page, Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy discussing about the Guyana Electoral Observation Mission (EOM).