University of Michigan Ford School Dean Michael Barr and United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves on working to revive the economy while combating the racist systems embedded within it. January 17, 2022.
Using qualitative interviews with workers and retirees from unionized jobs, this project investigates the ways that these adults provide help (both financial and practical) to their adult children, extended kin, and others. January 13, 2022.
Raul Guillermo Benítez Manaut, Richard Fadden, and Thomas Warrick focus on the policy tools and frameworks available for countering nationalist extremism in Mexico, Canada and the United States. January, 2022.
This session features Professor Celeste Watkins-Hayes, the associate dean for academic affairs; Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center; Cindy Bank, associate director of the Program for Pr
This panel discusses the profound effects of COVID-19 on the state of education in Michigan, including what measurable effects have we seen, what are the long-term implications, and what lessons can be learned from this unique set of challenges.
Andy Slavitt, former Biden White House COVID-19 senior advisor and acting CMS administrator, has outlined the mistakes made, the larger picture of healthcare in America, and prescriptions for alleviating some of those problems.
This discussion will analyze the well-being and neglect of police officers, which affects their decision-making and mental health in a vicious cycle, and possible solutions to the issue. November, 2021.
Will the U.S. and Iran find common ground on the JCPOA, and if so, how? What can we expect of the Saudi-Iranian de-escalation efforts? How do domestic politics in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and Iran play a role in making (or not making) a deal?
Jennifer Lee, an award winning author and frequent public commentator on the implications of contemporary immigration, and Celeste-Watkins-Hayes explore the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy. November, 2021.
Professor of Economics and Law James Hines discusses the most sensible way to pay for the federal government, noting that the answer lies largely in higher tax rates, not in the many popularly-discussed alternatives. November, 2021.
Luke Shaefer and Celeste Watkins-Hayes describe the Ford School's new Kohn Collaborative for Social Policy and how the inclusion of marginalized populations in research and engagement creates powerful social policy change. November, 2021.