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United States general election

Nov 8, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
States and communities across the United States will hold a general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

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.   
Admissions

Hands-on, practical experiences

Dec 9, 2021, 1:00 pm EST
In this session, learn about the wide range of opportunities for students to engage with real-world policy issues in the classroom and through research, activities, and workshops.

Michigan November elections

Nov 2, 2021, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold elections on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

America's place in the post-Afghanistan world

Oct 27, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Amid continuing uncertainties around the U.S. retreat from Afghanistan, journalists Robin Wright and Jawad Sukhanyar will give their perspectives on the evolving situation, in conversation with Lynette Clemetson, Director of Wallace House.
Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination Series

Embracing diversity in national security and diplomacy

Oct 21, 2021, 12:00-12:50 pm EDT
The series, open to U-M students, faculty, and staff, is designed to foster dialogue on important issues of U.S. public policy. Facilitated by faculty discussants Susan Page and Javed Ali, this session focuses on the need for diversity in one of the nation’s oldest government agencies. 
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Key developments in counterterrorism and national security since 9/11

Sep 13, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
The attacks on September 11, 2001 irrevocably changed how the United States conducts counterterrorism and national security operations. Join our expert panelists for a discussion of 9/11 and how it has shaped our international affairs landscape over the past 20 years.

2020 presidential election

Nov 3, 2020, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
The 2020 United States presidential election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. (Polling location times vary by state)
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

U.S.-China relations during COVID-19: Finding a path forward

Oct 20, 2020, 10:00-11:00 am EDT
Join us for a conversation on current relations between the United States and China and possible paths forward given COVID and the upcoming U.S. elections. Panelists will include Kenneth Lieberthal, senior fellow emeritus at Brookings, Mary Gallagher, professor of political science, and Ann Lin, associate professor of public policy. Ford School Dean Michael Barr will moderate the discussion. 
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

New frontiers: Labor, immigration, and foreign policy

Feb 26, 2020, 4:00-5:20 pm EST
Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Please join us for a talk with Denis McDonough, former White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center.
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Integrating and Enforcing Labor Rights in Trade

Feb 19, 2020, 4:00-5:20 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
This Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture will examine the nexus between labor rights and trade—a crucial topic as U.S. and global trade arrangements are being renegotiated. It will feature a conversation between two experts who have long worked to advance worker’s rights in the context of global trade—Dr. Bama Athreya, a visiting policy expert at the Weiser Diplomacy Center, and Ford School Professor of Practice Sander Levin. 
Diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Ford School, Policy Talks @ the Ford School, University of Michigan Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium

Susan Rice on "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For"

Jan 20, 2020, 12:30-2:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice will reflect on her career and on her new memoir, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For.
Conversations Across Differences, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

The U.S., Iran, and Security in the Persian Gulf

Nov 21, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium
The Weiser Diplomacy Center is partnering with the American Academy of Diplomacy to bring seasoned U.S. diplomats to Ford School and discuss the U.S., Iran and Security in Persian Gulf.
Conversations Across Differences, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Democracy and America's Foreign Policy Identity

Oct 4, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
The Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center hosts a Master Class with Condoleezza Rice, facilitated by John Ciorciari, discussing “Democracy and America’s Foreign Policy Identity.”

Ford School Reunion

Oct 4-5, 2019, 12:00-6:00 pm EDT
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
We'll be celebrating this fall! Save the date and join us for the Ford School Reunion!
Ford School
Conversations Across Differences, Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Vandenberg Lecture, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

"The Education of an Idealist"

Sep 25, 2019, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will reflect on her career and on her new memoir, Education of an Idealist (Harper Collins, September 2019): the third annual Vandenberg Lecture.
Conversations Across Differences, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

Diplomacy in a New Transatlantic Era

Sep 13, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
Former NSA Stephen Hadley, former assistant secretary of state Daniel Fried, and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Liz Schrayer will explore evolving Transatantic relationships in an event launching the Weiser Diplomacy Center.
Conversations Across Differences, Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

International Diplomacy Challenges: North Korea

Sep 6, 2019, 1:30-2:50 pm EDT
Rackham Amphitheatre
Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun (LSA '86) discusses U.S. policy and strategy for achieving the denuclearization of North Korea and the transformation of U.S.-North Korean relations.