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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
On the politics of historical injuries: Colombia's struggles for peace and memory
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2014 Josh Rosenthal Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar

Lecture by human rights scholar Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar, associate professor and chair of Anthropology Department at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.

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Friday, October 10, 2014
The GOP: Grifting vs. Governing
1:00 PM -  2:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Join us for a lecture from former U.S. Representative Steven C. LaTourette (R-OH 10th District), currently President and CEO of the Main Street Partnership.

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Relying on the little giants: the Lilliputians and the future of environmental regulation
11:30 PM -  1:00 PM
Michelle Pautz, Director of the Master of Public Administration Program and the University of Dayton

In the face of a gridlocked U.S. Congress, it is unlikely that the modern environmental policy reform will come from our elected leaders; therefore, we have to turn elsewhere. The often-unnoticed actor in environmental policy is the state regulator—the Lilliputian. Lilliputians comprise the foundation of environmental regulation and the future regulatory state should increasingly rely on these little giants of environmental protection.

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Friday, October 31, 2014
The Ford School Centennial Lecture, featuring Steven D. Levitt
12:30 PM -  2:00 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Steven Levitt

Steven Levitt is the bestselling author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, co-founder of Spin for Good, and the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.

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The Centennial Reunion
All Day Event
An alumni reunion 100 years in the making, you won't want to miss it!

Centennial Reunion (day one): Enjoy an alumni brunch and lecture with Steven D. Levitt, the bestselling author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics; attend a family-friendly open-house complete with trick-or-treating, student led building tours, opportunities to chat with faculty, a showcase of student work, and more; engage in a wide-ranging conversation with Ford School deans and directors about the first, and the next, one hundred years of policy education at Michigan; join us for a reception in Weill Hall; then come to a happy hour, hosted by student organizations, at nearby Dominick's.

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Saturday, November 01, 2014
The Centennial Reunion
All Day Event

Centennial Reunion (day two): Attend the Go Blue Homecoming Tailgate at the Oosterbaan Field House on State Street. The tailgate will feature food and fun, activities for kids, appearances by former football players and special guests, and music from the Michigan Marching Band. Then join your Ford School friends at the Big House, to watch the Wolverines take on the Hoosiers in a homecoming game to remember.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Shale politics in Europe: policy and protest
1:00 PM -  2:30 PM
Dr. Elizabeth Bomberg, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Elizabeth Bomberg will explore the politics surrounding shale exploration in Europe, focusing on a series of core questions: Why has shale extraction become so contested in Europe? How important is shale to Europe's energy mix? Why have different European states adopted such different positions on shale extraction? What role will the European Union (EU) play in shaping shale development in its member states? Throughout the talk Dr. Bomberg will make comparisons to shale developments and politics in the US.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Spring Preview Weekend
All Day Event

Spring Preview is a weekend designed to give newly admitted master's students all the information they need to make a decision about pursuing a Ford School master's degree. Admitted students have the opportunity to meet with Ford School faculty, students, staff, and alumni, and get a chance to visit the University of Michigan campus and city of Ann Arbor.

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