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Weiser Diplomacy Center

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Faculty affiliates

Megan A. Stewart

Associate Professor and Director of the International Policy Center
Megan A. Stewart is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Her research interests focus on explaining variation in how changes to social, economic, and political…
Visiting policy practitioners

Bama Athreya

Dr. Bama Athreya is an expert on international labor issues, gender and social inclusion, and business and human rights. From 2019 through 2021 she was an Economic Inequality Fellow at Open Society Foundations and Senior Advisor on Gender, Equity and…
Visiting policy practitioners

Richard Boucher

Richard Boucher is a senior US diplomat turned teacher. Over a thirty-two year career, he served in numerous leadership positions and achieved the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service as Career Ambassador.  Richard’s career began in China at…
Visiting policy practitioners

Susan Elliott

At Ford School, Ambassador Elliott participated at events on Media, Information, and the U.S. Russia Relationship in a conversation with Dr. Yevgenia Albats and Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, hosted a seminar and advised students. Ambassador…
Visiting policy practitioners

Carol Giacomo

Carol Giacomo, a former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington, covered foreign policy for the international wire service for more than two decades before joining the Times editorial board in August 2007. In her previous position, she…
Visiting policy practitioners

Daniel Shields

Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel Shields consults, teaches courses and conducts simulations relating to diplomacy and U.S.-Asia relations.  From 2015-18, while on detail from the U.S. State Department as the Diplomatic Advisor to the Commandant at the U.S.…
Visiting policy practitioners

Kseniya Yurtayeva

Visiting Scholar, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Kseniya Yurtayeva a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, with support from the Weiser Diplomacy Center. Yurtayeva is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at Kharkiv National University of Internal…
Professors of practice

John D. Ciorciari

Professor of Public Policy; International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
John D. Ciorciari is a professor of public policy and director of the Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South. He is the author of Sovereignty…
Staff

Nayab Ali

Assistant Program Manager, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Nayab Ali has recently joined Ford School as an Assistant Program Manager, bringing with her extensive hands-on experience in policy and research. Prior to joining Ford, Nayab held positions at The Brookings Institution within their Governance…
News

Bold AI policy proposals awarded at Ford + Munk case competition

Apr 22, 2024
 Fifty-one students engaged on pressing AI-related policy questions during this spring’s Ford+Munk case competition. Held annually, the Ford+Munk conference has students from the Ford School and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global...
News

Highlights from the Dean's Symposium

Apr 21, 2024
Two days of panels, chats, and keynotes focused on examining and seeking solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face in Michigan, in the United States, and across the globe. More than 400 students, faculty, staff, and friends attended in...
News

Ford school faculty available to weigh in on 2024 elections

Jan 28, 2024
The University of Michigan has published an experts guide to the 2024 elections. Ford School faculty are available to offer insights on relevant issues impacting the elections, including the following:  Economics Betsey Stevenson, professor of...
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Kamissa Camara: Bridging Worlds and Narratives

Jan 27, 2024
Ford School Professor Kamissa Camara is a World Economic Forum "Young Global Leader" and an Aliko Dangote Fellow. The Forum called on its YGLs as the world's top representatives from government, civil society, and business gathered in Davos,...
State & Hill

Confronting the “Coup Belt” in Africa

Dec 12, 2023
Susan D. Page and Kamissa Camara in discussion An alarming number of countries in Africa have been experiencing coups over the past few years—a total of nine coups in three years—in Sudan, Burkina Faso (twice), Chad, Guinea, Mali (twice), and more...
News

Yurtayeva calls for action against Russian cyber attacks

Dec 12, 2023
Russia is using “cyberaggression” as an essential element in its invasion of Ukraine. Cyber attacks have been targeted at critical infrastructure, at Ukrainian government agencies, and have been used to disseminate disinformation about the war...
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Weiser Diplomacy Center announces new diplomacy fellows

Oct 2, 2023
The Ford School of Public Policy names 2023 Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) Fellows with deep interest in pursuing knowledge and practical policy skills related to diplomacy and foreign affairs: Joanna Bascom, Zakaria Bulus, and Elizaveta Dorofeeva....
In the Media

ASEAN nations need support to counter China - Ciorciari

Sep 13, 2023 VOA
John Ciorciari, VOA: John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan, said in an email to VOA Khmer that ASEAN remains an important forum for diplomacy, but “without consensus on some of the region’s most pressing...
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Ciorciari comments on India-Middle East rail link announcement

Sep 12, 2023
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Joe Biden and other G20 leaders announced plans to construct a rail and shipping corridor that would link India with the Middle East and Europe.  The Ford School's John Ciorciari, whose research...
In the Media

Ciorciari on China's reaction to US-Japan-South Korea accords

Aug 25, 2023 VOA
John Ciorciari, VOA: John Ciorciari, professor of research and policy engagement at the University of Michigan, said in an email to VOA Khmer that in the short term, China will likely act assertively to show that closer cooperation among South...
News

PPIA students reflect on their summer of study and social life 

Aug 2, 2023
What are the dynamics of inequity in labor markets? How do we determine appropriate categories for people in a multicultural society?  How is the U.S. approach to ethnicity and nationality different from what they are doing in Europe?  These were...
In the Media

Ali on Prigozhin's blunt Ukraine was assessment

Jun 27, 2023 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: Javed Ali, an associate professor of practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, told Newsweek Monday afternoon that Prigozhin's remarks were the "most blunt and direct repudiation of President Putin's long-standing...
In the Media

Page on scaling of USAID projects

Jun 26, 2023 Devex
Susan D. Page, Devex: Susan Page, who served as U.N. assistant secretary-general to Haiti and in various U.S. government roles, including USAID, said that even when the agency attempts to work with smaller organizations, often the math just doesn’t...