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The Future of US Intelligence 20 years after 9/11

Apr 10, 2024, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom (Room 1110) Joan & Sanford Weill Hall
Join us for a fireside chat with Charles Luftig, Deputy Director for National Intelligence Policy and Capabilities, as we commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA). Moderated by Javed Ali, this conversation will explore current intelligence and envision a future shaped by advances in technology like open source intelligence, social media, artificial intelligence, and language learning models.

Career Chat: Charles Luftig, Deputy DNI for Policy & Capabilities

Apr 10, 2024, 10:00-11:00 am EDT
Weill Hall, Room 3240
Meet Charles Luftig, a UM alumnus, and explore his background in policy and law, including his career roles at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Department of Justice, and National Security Council.

Unlocking Success - Insights from Vera Songwe's Journey through World Bank, IFC, UN & the Brookings Institution!

Mar 27, 2024, 10:00-11:30 am EDT
Weill Hall, 4th Floor Meijer Lounge
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is thrilled to welcome Dr. Vera Songwe. With a wealth of experience spanning prestigious institutions such as the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, United Nations, Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota, and the Brookings Institution, Dr. Songwe brings unparalleled expertise to the Ford School. Her accolades include being honored as the African Icon of the Year in 2022 by the African Bankers Association, recognition among the '100 Most Influential Africans' by Jeune Afrique in 2021, and inclusion in Forbes Magazine's list of the top 50 most influential African Women in 2019. Additionally, she was recognized by the Financial Times as one of the 25 Africans to watch.

Africa's Strategic Role in Charting a New Economic and Policy Path

Mar 26, 2024, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom (Room 1110)
Former United Nations Under-Secretary General and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), will join us to discuss the intricate relationship between health equity and economic resilience in Africa. Dr. Songwe's insights will highlight Africa's role in global power dynamics and strategies for asserting its agency amid evolving economic landscapes.

Exploring Pop Culture's Influence: Youth, Warfare, and Postwar Peace with Marc Sommers

Mar 20, 2024, 9:30-10:30 am EDT
Weill Hall, Conference Room 3240
Come meet Marc Sommers, a University of Michigan alum and an award-winning writer with extensive field experience in 22 countries!With over three decades of field experience in 22 war-affected nations, Marc brings a wealth of insight to the table. His efforts span a range of critical issues including youth, conflict, education, gender, systemic exclusion, and violent extremism. Join us for a breakfast and conversation Open House where Marc will share his remarkable journey with Ford students!

Challenges in Identifying Root Causes of Conflict

Mar 7, 2024, 6:00-7:30 pm EST
Weill Hall Conference Room 5240
Exploring the heart of conflict: Join our discussion with Ambassador Susan Page and Professor Yazier Henry to uncover the underlying reasons driving discord. Gain valuable insights to deepen your understanding, approach conflicts more effectively and explore strategies for promoting peace and resolution.

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.
Aid & Development

The Local Systems Framework as a tool for locally driven development

Nov 8, 2023, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST
Weill Hall 1220
The International Policy Center (IPC) is hosting this workshop as part of its Aid & Development series. At Aid & Development events, students build practical skills for future international development careers.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Ambassador's forum: Opportunities and challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sep 25, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Join for a joint discussion hosted by the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the American Academy of Diplomacy with four former senior diplomats on the opportunities and challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

U.S. Army War College policy simulation: Crisis in Cyprus

Sep 15, 2023, 2:00-7:00 pm EDT
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Sep 16, 2023, 9:00 am-5:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall
The Weiser Diplomacy Center will host a policy simulation at the Ford School this fall. In this exercise, students will learn about the crisis in Cyprus and be tasked with using diplomacy to address a variety of urgent issues in this scenario.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

U.S. Army War College policy simulation: Crisis in Cyprus

Sep 15, 2023, 2:00-7:00 pm EDT
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Sep 16, 2023, 9:00 am-5:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall
The Weiser Diplomacy Center will host a policy simulation at the Ford School this fall. In this exercise, students will learn about the crisis in Cyprus and be tasked with using diplomacy to address a variety of urgent issues in this scenario.

Info session: 2024 BA Global Engagement Seminar

Sep 8, 2023, 11:30 am-12:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall 5240
Learn more about PubPol 480, an advanced undergraduate seminar that challenges public policy majors to consider how policy issues are framed and addressed in a non-U.S. context.

Diplomat in Residence Information Session with Lou Fintor

Sep 6, 2023, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT
3240 Weill Hall
Join the Weiser Diplomacy Center for an information session with Lou Fintor, the Ford School’s Diplomat in Residence, a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer offering State Department career, internship, and fellowship information.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Statecraft and the Global Economy: Recent Developments

Mar 30, 2023, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
Weill Hall Room 3240
Join Brent McIntosh, UM alumna and former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs for a discussion of the power, limits, and risks of economic sanctions as a tool of U.S. statecraft and the evolution of institutions of global financial coordination.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11

Mar 6, 2023, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EST
3240 Weill Hall
Drawing on unprecedented access to all six surviving members of Team Alpha - the first Americans behind enemy lines in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001 - Harnden tells the story of how the CIA and Green Berets infiltrated into the mountains of northern Afghanistan in a mission reminiscent of the OSS in World War II.

The war in Ukraine, one year in

Feb 20, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm EST
Horace H. Rackham School Of Graduate Studies
Join the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia for a conversation with Ukrainian-born retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, former Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council. We'll examine the current state of the war and its impacts on the Ukrainian people; the implications for global security; and prospects for peace and rebuilding.

Weiser Diplomacy Fellows alumni experiences

Feb 20, 2023, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EST
3240 Weill Hall
The Weiser Diplomacy Center, Career Services, and Development and Alumni Relations are offering sessions during the winter '23 semester for you to engage with alumni who are working abroad/have worked abroad and/or work on a variety of international policy issues.