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Policy Talks @ the Ford School

The war in Ukraine: Russia, the EU, and NATO

Sep 30, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium (Room 1120)
A discussion of the diplomacy between the United States, key NATO allies, and Russia surrounding the war in Ukraine.   
Developing Future Leaders in U.S.-Russia Relations

Student conversation with Ambassador Mark Pekala

Sep 30, 2022, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Room 5240
Ambassador Mark Pekala will reflect on his experience as U.S. Ambassador to Latvia (2012 – 2014) and the shared policy priorities between the U.S., Latvia, and Latvia’s Baltic neighbors.
Admissions

APSIA dual degree virtual open house

Sep 27, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Connect one-on-one with the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and other top public policy and international affairs programs from across the country!
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

The future of coups d'etat

Sep 22, 2022, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT
3240 Weill Hall
Professor John Chin’s (MPP '08) research focuses on the politics of unrest—from coups to nonviolent protest to assassinations—and regime change, authoritarian survival, and democratization.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Lech Wałęsa: Russia's war on Ukraine and its global impact

Sep 13, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Rackham Building, 4th Floor Ampitheatre
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former president of Poland visits the University of Michigan to speak on the global impact of Russia's war on Ukraine.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program information session

Aug 31, 2022, 11:30 am-12:30 pm EDT
Meijer Lounge, 4th floor, Weill Hall
The Ford School and PICS students are invited to learn about the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in Foreign Services of the U.S. Department of State. 
Welcome Week

Fall 2022 incoming master's welcome week

Aug 22-26, 2022, All Day
Weill Hall (1st & 2nd floor)
The official start of the school year, welcome week and orientation activities at the Ford School give new master's students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.

Michigan primary election

Aug 2, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold its primary election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

Michigan May 2022 regular election

May 3, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold a regular election on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and voters may have measures or candidates on their local ballots. The Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Shifting sands: Rethinking the international security landscape

Apr 20, 2022, 6:00-7:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall 1110 (Betty Ford Classroom), and livestreamed
Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan's 8th district joins the Ford School for a special event, in partnership with Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS).
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Vandenberg Lecture

War in Ukraine

Apr 14, 2022, 12:00-2:00 pm EDT
Join us for a special pair of discussions on foreign policy priorities and global challenges with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), facilitated by Ford School Dean Michael Barr.   
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALs

Mar 30, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
1110 Weill Hall, Betty Ford classroom
An epic account of the Navy SEALs of Alpha platoon, the startling accusations against their chief, Eddie Gallagher, and the courtroom battle that exposed the dark underbelly of America’s special forces–from a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.
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.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Race and foreign policy professions

Feb 9, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.—served as U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe (2016-2018), the Philippines (2010-2013) and Bangladesh (2003-2005) and is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a senior strategic engagement leader at Special Operations Command—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. 
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

America and the colonial project

Feb 3, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Dr. Brenda Plummer 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. 
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Student conversation with Colonel James T. Faust

Feb 1, 2022, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EST
5240 Weill Hall
Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (Retired) Colonel James T. (Tom) Faust will reflect on his career in the military and civilian service.

The promise—and failure—of human rights

Jan 31, 2022, 4:15-5:30 pm EST
1010 Weiser Hall
The heyday of the human rights movement—the 1990s—is well behind us. At its peak, the human rights movement was the most captivating ideology of its time. 
Developing Future Leaders in U.S.-Russia Relations

Refugee protection issues in Central Europe and the Balkans

Jan 31, 2022, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EST
Students will break into groups to reconcile the various conflicting mandates of the state and international actors, seeking ways forward that respect international legal obligations.

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.
Ford School

Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

Jan 21, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Former Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun will discuss diplomatic options on the Korean Peninsula and the implications for relations between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea.
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Student conversation with Ambassador John Rakolta

Jan 20, 2022, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EST
3240 Weill Hall
Ambassador Rakolta will reflect on his experience as U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and his work on the historic Abraham Accords.