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Saturday, May 03, 2014
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 2014 Commencement
5:00 PM -  6:45 PM

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The Charge to the Class will be delivered by U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI).

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Friday, May 02, 2014
2014 Graduation Open House
3:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Students, family, and friends are invited to meet the faculty and staff of the Ford School and tour the classrooms, public spaces, and suites of Weill Hall, which opened its doors in 2006!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Understanding Political Violence in 1994 Rwanda
8:30 AM -  5:00 PM
A conference on Contextualizing the Political Violence in Rwanda, 20 years later

20 years have passed since the political violence in Rwanda occurred touching the lives of millions as victims, perpetrators, bystanders and refugees. While there has been a reasonable amount of attention given to the topic, there have been only a few rigorous efforts put forward to understand what took place. Interestingly, the understanding of what took place has shifted in certain respects from the earlier investigations.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, the University of Michigan's International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science will convene a meeting of diverse scholars and practitioners in order to assess how the topic has been studied, what is known about what took place, what is not known and what are the implications of Rwandan political violence for Rwanda and for the study of political conflict and violence, humanitarianism and political order and legitimacy more broadly conceived.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Exit, Voice and Loyalty: Accountability in Public Institutions
4:30 PM -  6:00 PM
Ford Policy Union

This Ford Policy Union will focus on accountability in the U.S. military and other public institutions.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
20 years after the Rwandan Genocide - with Paul Rusesabagina
4:30 PM -  6:00 PM
Paul Rusesabagina

In 1994 Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu manager of a luxury hotel in Rwanda, sheltered over 1,200 people, including his own Tutsi wife and children, saving their lives at a time when extremists massacred more than 800,000 members of the Tutsi and moderate Hutu tribes in just 100 days.

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Hotel Rwanda Screening
7:00 PM -  9:15 PM

Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments provided.


This film is based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
A conversation on leadership and foreign policy
4:30 PM
Ford Policy Union
John D. Negroponte

John D. Negroponte, a United States career diplomat and national security official, held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 and 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008. He has been ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as deputy national security advisor under President Reagan. He has also held a cabinet level position as the first director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush. His most recent position in government was as Deputy Secretary of State, where he served as the State Department's chief operating officer. As a more junior diplomat, Mr. Negroponte also had assignments in Hong Kong, Vietnam, France, Ecuador and Greece.

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Friday, February 21, 2014
The U.S. Rebalance to Asia: The Importance of U.S. Engagement with ASEAN and Southeast Asia
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Christian M. Castro
Director, Office of Multilateral Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State

Co-sponsored with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

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Thursday, December 05, 2013
Glenn Carle, author and former intelligence agency officer
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Review of his latest book 'The Interrogator: an Education'

This seminar will be held in room 5240 from 4:00PM-5:30PM.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Ford Policy Union: International drug treaties
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

A debate on international drug policy with leading experts Jeffrey Miron, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, and Kevin Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute and assistant professor at the University of Florida.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
U.S. foreign policy towards Israel and the Middle East
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM
A Policy Union Debate from the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

The International Policy Center is pleased to host University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer for a discussion about U.S. policy towards the Middle East and Israel with University of Michigan Professor and Director of Center for Middle East and North African Studies Juan Cole.
Following the debate we will open the floor to written questions from the audience.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Managing global borders: In defense of big data
4:30 PM -  6:00 PM
A 2013 Josh Rosenthal Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Alan Bersin

Lecture by Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security

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Monday, September 09, 2013
Grand strategy and petty squabbling: The paradox of the Reagan National Security Council
11:30 AM -  1:00 PM
2013 Ford Security Seminar

The Ford Security Seminar is an interdisciplinary seminar series focused broadly on both traditional and non-traditional security issues. IPC's first seminar meeting of Fall 2013 will take place on Monday, September 9, featuring Will Inboden from the LBJ School at the University of Texas.

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Friday, May 03, 2013
2013 Graduation Open House
3:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Students, family, and friends are invited to meet the faculty and staff of the Ford School and tour the classrooms, public spaces, and suites of Weill Hall, which opened its doors in 2006!

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Friday, April 05, 2013
2013 University of Michigan Pakistan Conference
11:00 AM -  5:00 PM

The Conference is an event initiated in 2010 to create an avenue and forum for policymakers, academics, the Pakistani community, and students interested in the country to come together and discuss the pressing events of the day, as well as to clear misconceptions surrounding Pakistan.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
11:30 AM -  1:00 PM
Book Talk by Jonathan Katz

Jonthan Katz, a writer and reporter, will draw upon his recent book, The Big Truck that Went By, to discuss issues surrounding international aid in Haiti post January 2010 earthquake.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Fourth Annual United States-Canada Conference 2013
All Day Event
Coordinated Arctic Sea Policy

During the conference, students will discuss coordinating Canada-U.S. Arctic Sea policy through four lenses: natural resource extraction, international trade, environment and security.

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Friday, March 22, 2013
Fourth Annual United States-Canada Conference 2013
5:30 PM -  8:30 PM
Keynote Address: Dr. Henry Pollack and Tom Clynes

Dr. Henry Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the University of Michigan, and Tom Clynes, contributing editor at Popular Science, will deliver the keynote speech for the Fourth Annual U.S.-Canada Policy Conference, hosted by the Domestic Policy Corps and the International Policy Students Association. The 2013 conference, entitled "Planning for 2050: North American Policy for the Future of the Arctic," will focus on U.S. and Canadian Arctic policy, including issues related to the environment, national security, energy, and commerce. The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion with faculty from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Conference participation is by application only, however the keynote address is open to the public.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2013 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Helene Gayle

Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA. An expert on humanitarian issues, Dr. Gayle previously held senior positions with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Gayle serves on several boards, including the Rockefeller Foundation, Colgate-Palmolive, ONE and the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Affairs Policy Board. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, chaired the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and currently serves on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ford Policy Union: Debate on Cyber Security
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM

This Ford Policy Union event will feature a debate on the effectiveness of international agreements on cyber security. Professor John Steinbruner, a noted international security scholar, will argue that the U.S. interest in prohibiting destructive attack on critical infrastructure assets is evident and urgent, and that direct multilateral negotiations are necessary to pursue that objective. Dr. Steven Bucci, a former military officer and government official, will argue that only after the U.S. establishes how to best address cyber security from the standpoint of purely American interest, should the U.S. push for international agreements on cyber security.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
U.S.-China relations in the second Obama Administration
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Kenneth Lieberthal

Please join us as Kenneth Lieberthal returns to the University of Michigan for a lecture on current U.S-China relations under President Obama's new foreign policy team.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A human rights initiative lecture: Challenges facing international justice
1:00 PM -  3:00 PM

Professor Scheffer will address some of the key judicial, political, and financial challenges facing the international criminal tribunals and America's role in them. He will draw upon his recent book, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals, and his current work related to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

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Friday, January 18, 2013
Aid dependence in Cambodia: How foreign assistance undermines Democracy
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways. Cambodia, a post-conflict state that cannot refuse aid, is rife with trial-and-error donor experiments and their unintended results, including bad governance—a major impediment to rational economic growth. Based on a comparison of how more and less aid-dependent sectors have performed, Sophal Ear, Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, will highlight the complicity of foreign assistance in helping to degrade Cambodia's political
economy.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Film screening and discussion with Sophal Ear - End/Beginning: Cambodia
5:30 PM -  7:30 PM

Written and narrated by Sophal Ear, Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, the film tells the story of Sophal Ear's family's escape from the Khmer rouge regime.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ford Policy Union: Pros and cons of free trade
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM

This Ford Policy Union, a public debate event, will feature Thea Lee and Alan Deardorff discussing the costs and benefits of free trade.

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Monday, November 12, 2012
Ford Policy Union: Responsibility to protect
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM

This Ford Policy Union, a public debate event, will feature Edward Luck and Brad Roth discussing the 'Responsibility to Protect' (R2P) doctrine, and its application in difficult and politically sensitive cases.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Twenty-third BREAD Conference on Development Economics
All Day Event

By invitation only.

About BREAD and BREAD Conferences
Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, BREAD, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics. BREAD organizes conferences on development economics with a focus on mirco-economic issues.

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Friday, October 26, 2012
The Twenty-third BREAD Conference on Development Economics
All Day Event

By invitation only.

About BREAD and BREAD Conferences
Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, BREAD, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics. BREAD organizes conferences on development economics with a focus on mirco-economic issues.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Eurozone Crisis from an Italian Perspective
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Lucia Tajoli, a visiting professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and a Professor of Economics at the Politecnico di Milano, will give a 'Conversations on Europe' lecture.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Korea Days (Ann Arbor) - A Discussion of political security, business and cultural affairs
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

The Nam Center for Korean Studies hosts the Korea Society leadership for a presentation on The Korea-U.S. Partnership, a discussion of political security challenges, business opportunities and cultural affairs. Speakers to include Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard, Ambassador Mark Minton, and Professor Alan V. Deardorff; with remarks from Susan Collins, Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School, and Nojin Kwak, Director of the Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Monday, September 24, 2012
Ford Policy Union - US-China Relations: Cooperation or Conflict?
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

This Ford Policy Union, a public debate event, will feature Peter Navarro and Phil Potter discussing US-Chinese trade and security issues.

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Friday, September 07, 2012
Law, policy, and the war on al-Qaida: An emerging consensus?
1:00 PM -  2:30 PM
A 2012 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
General Michael Hayden

Policy Talks @ the Ford School

A 2012 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture

Lecture by General Michael Hayden, retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the CIA and NSA. View the Web stream

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Friday, April 27, 2012
2012 Graduation Open House
3:00 PM -  5:00 PM

All students, family, and friends are cordially invited to meet the faculty and staff of the Ford School and tour the classrooms, public spaces, and suites of Weill Hall, which opened its doors just six years ago.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The European Crisis: A View from Warsaw and Prague
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

As the recent crises in Hungary, Greece, and other European countries demonstrate, democracy in Europe may be established, but it is not stable. The Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland are widely recognized for their accomplishments in the transition to electoral democracy and to free market economies. With these successes come challenges. Both citizens and scholars have raised concerns about corruption, the moral fabric of society, abuse of government power, and the need to build further political institutions. Given their active role in transforming their countries, and the wealth of their experience, the invited guests will offer a unique perspective on the recent events in Europe in this context.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
War in Afghanistan: Costs of Failure and Costs of Success
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Ronald E. Neumann
President of The American Academy of Diplomacy

The war in Afghanistan is entering its eleventh year with the debate over continuing or withdrawing often reduced to little more than bumper sticker phrases. Former US ambassador to Afghanistan Ronald Neumann will discuss what is at stake, what may be possible and the political and strategic costs of both continuation and withdrawal.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Third Annual United States-Canada Conference 2012
All Day Event
Prosperity and Partnership in the Great Lakes

Twenty Ford School students will participate in the 2012 U.S.-Canada conference, which will consist of a case competition designed to allow student-led teams to apply their analytical capabilities. In efforts to create an environment conducive to the exchange of ideas, teams will be composed of a mix of U.S. and Canadian students.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012
Pakistan: A State in Crisis?
11:00 AM -  5:30 PM

The Pakistani Students' Association at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is hosting a day-long conference on Pakistan with focus on United States-Pakistan relations, countering terror in Pakistan, and domestic political developments.

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Third Annual United States-Canada Conference 2012
All Day Event
Prosperity and Partnership in the Great Lakes

Twenty Ford School students will participate in the 2012 U.S.-Canada conference, which will consist of a case competition designed to allow student-led teams to apply their analytical capabilities. In efforts to create an environment conducive to the exchange of ideas, teams will be composed of a mix of U.S. and Canadian students.

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Friday, March 23, 2012
Third Annual United States-Canada Conference 2012
All Day Event
Prosperity and Partnership in the Great Lakes

Twenty Ford School students will participate in the 2012 U.S.-Canada conference, which will consist of a case competition designed to allow student-led teams to apply their analytical capabilities. In efforts to create an environment conducive to the exchange of ideas, teams will be composed of a mix of U.S. and Canadian students.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Polish-Russian Reconciliation: Implications for Europe
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Lecture by Adam Daniel Rotfeld, professor of humanities, Warsaw University; and former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs

The current state of Polish-Russian relations carries the burden of history, such as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact under which the Soviet Union and Germany secretly agreed to divide and invade Poland in 1939 and the Katyn Massacre for which the Soviets falsely blamed the Germans for killing thousands of Polish officers in 1940. Dialogue between Polish and Russian intellectuals, researchers and experts on this matter initiated in 2008, opened the new stage in Polish-Russian relations. As the result the common Polish-Russian Group on Difficult Matters was established.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
South Sudan: Nationhood and the Challenges Ahead
1:00 PM -  2:30 PM
A roundtable discussion with Susan D. Page, U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan

A roundtable discussion with Susan D. Page, U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan

Susan D. Page is the U.S. Ambassador to the newly established nation of South Sudan. She and a panel of U-M faculty will explore the following questions: What are the challenges facing South Sudan? What is American policy toward South Sudan? What are the challenges of a new country entering the world system?

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Monday, November 07, 2011
Lecture by Sisule Musungu, Access to Knowledge and the Global Intellectual Property Policy Debates
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Sisule Musungu is the president of IQ Sensato, not-for-profit research and communications organisation. They provide researchers from developing countries an international platform to inform and shape international policy-making on development-related issues. They undertake research, communicate results and stimulate debate through providing access to the work and perspectives of developing country researchers and experts in order to inform policy-making.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Future of Europe
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Leszek Balcerowicz - Polish economist, former Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, and former President of the National Bank of Poland
Leszek Balcerowicz

Leszek Balcerowicz graduated with distinction from the Foreign Trade Faculty at the Central School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw, earned an M.B.A. at St. John's University in New York, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Warsaw School of Economics. Having served as both finance minister and deputy prime minister of Poland during key transitional years, as well as president of the Polish National Bank, he oversaw a sweeping program of economic reform as his country successfully transitioned to a market economy. In 2005, President Aleksander Kwaśniewski awarded Balcerowicz with the country's highest decoration, the Order of the White Eagle, for his contribution to Poland's economic transformation. He is currently a member of the group of trustees of the Institute of International Finance and professor of economics at the Warsaw School of Economics.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Robert B. Zoellick, President and CEO of The World Bank Group
3:00 PM -  4:30 PM
A 2011 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the International Policy Center
Robert B. Zoellick

About the speaker: Robert B. Zoellick became the 11th president of The World Bank Group on July 1, 2007. Prior to joining the Bank, Zoellick served as Vice Chairman, International of the Goldman Sachs Group. He served in the President's Cabinet as the 13th U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005 and as Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. From 1985-1993, Zoellick served at the Treasury and State Departments, as well as briefly in the White House.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Managing and Financing Growth Strategies
5:00 PM -  6:00 PM

Emil Tedeschi is the founder and CEO of Atlantic Grupa, a Zagreb, Crotia-based company which has done the largest IPO of any private company in South East Europe. Mr. Tedeschi was named Manager of the Year by the Croatia Manager's Association and CEO of the year by the Croatian business paper Poslovni Vjesnik. He is also a member of the Parliamentary Committee overseeing Croatian negotiating processes with the EU and the Croatian Social and Economic Council.

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Thursday, October 06, 2011
Panel on the Palestinian Application for Statehood at the United Nations
7:00 PM

Professor Steven Ratner, School of Law
Professor Aaron Ahuvia, Marketing
Professor Hani Bawardi, Social Sciences and Center for Arab American Studies

This event is co-sponsored by Interfaith Council on Peace and Justice

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Managing a 21st Century Security Agenda: US Foreign Policy Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan Ambassador Christopher Hill
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

During his 33-year Foreign Service career Christopher Hill served as an ambassador to Macedonia, Poland, South Korea and, most recently, Iraq. Ambassador Hill was part of the team that negotiated the Bosnian Peace Settlement in 1995, headed the U.S. delegation to the six-party talks for resolving the 2005 North Korean nuclear crisis and delayed retirement in an effort to negotiate the formation of the Iraqi government in 2010.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sultan Al Qassemi, scholar, columnist, and influential Twitter commentator
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2011 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Sultan Al Qassemi

Sultan Al Qassemi is a 33-year-old scholar, columnist, and influential Twitter commentator. TIME magazine says he's 'shaping the conversation' on events unfolding in the Middle East. NPR says he 'wrote the first draft of Middle East history in short sentences tapped out on his computer and his cell phone.'

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Thursday, August 11, 2011
67th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance
All Day Event

The theme of the Congress is 'Rethinking the Role of the State: Responses to Recent Challenges.' The plenary lectures will focus on how the tools and methods of Public Economics and related disciplines can serve to understand the issues.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
67th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance
All Day Event

The theme of the Congress is 'Rethinking the Role of the State: Responses to Recent Challenges.' The plenary lectures will focus on how the tools and methods of Public Economics and related disciplines can serve to understand the issues.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011
67th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance
All Day Event

The theme of the Congress is 'Rethinking the Role of the State: Responses to Recent Challenges.' The plenary lectures will focus on how the tools and methods of Public Economics and related disciplines can serve to understand the issues.

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Monday, August 08, 2011
67th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance
All Day Event

The theme of the Congress is 'Rethinking the Role of the State: Responses to Recent Challenges.' The plenary lectures will focus on how the tools and methods of Public Economics and related disciplines can serve to understand the issues.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011
4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops
All Day Event

The University of Michigan is proud to welcome the political networks community to Ann Arbor for the 4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops. The study of political networks serves a key role in understanding governance, as politics is largely driven by relationships between actors, agencies, and institutions.

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Friday, June 17, 2011
4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops
All Day Event

The University of Michigan is proud to welcome the political networks community to Ann Arbor for the 4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops. The study of political networks serves a key role in understanding governance, as politics is largely driven by relationships between actors, agencies, and institutions.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011
4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops
All Day Event

The University of Michigan is proud to welcome the political networks community to Ann Arbor for the 4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops. The study of political networks serves a key role in understanding governance, as politics is largely driven by relationships between actors, agencies, and institutions.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops
All Day Event

The University of Michigan is proud to welcome the political networks community to Ann Arbor for the 4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops. The study of political networks serves a key role in understanding governance, as politics is largely driven by relationships between actors, agencies, and institutions.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops
All Day Event

The University of Michigan is proud to welcome the political networks community to Ann Arbor for the 4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops. The study of political networks serves a key role in understanding governance, as politics is largely driven by relationships between actors, agencies, and institutions.

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Friday, April 15, 2011
Understanding the Colors of Thai Politics Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM

Thai politics has been in turmoil for five years. Politics has overflowed into the streets. Violence has increased. The army has regained a position of dominance. In this talk, Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker set these events into a context of long-run changes in Thai society.

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Friday, March 18, 2011
Economic Leadership for Sustainable Growth
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM
Roy B. Norton, Consul General of Canada in Detroit
Roy B. Norton

This event is the public keynote lecture for a student-led, invitation-only conference organized by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance.

The U.S.-Canada Conference 2011, 'Looking to 2020: Eroding North America's Borders,' will bring together future policy leaders from Canada and the United States to encourage open dialogue on the similarities and differences among public policy in these bordering nations. Conference attendance is limited to members of the Ford School community and application is required.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Global Policy Perspectives Symposium The Middle East: U.S. Interests and Policies
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

This panel discussion focuses on how politics, conflict and oil affect U.S. interests and policies in the greater Middle East region. Current developments in Iraq, Iran and in the Israel-Palestinian peace process will be examined by present and former policy-level officials who have studied and dealt with these issues in both the U.S. Government and in academia.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Global Policy Perspectives Symposium
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Understanding International Terrorism: Root Causes and Policy Responses

Terrorism is an inherently social phenomenon. While it is commonly assumed that terrorists kill and die for a cause, they are motivated and strengthened by social connections. This colloquium brings together researchers in this area to discuss terrorism's root causes in the interpersonal relationships between terrorists, competition between terrorist groups within societies, and strategic alliances between organizations.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Rights, respect, resistance, and righteousness: Understanding the new power equations throughout the Middle East
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

Rami Khouri is the Director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut as well as editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper. He is an internationally syndicated political columnist and author.

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Monday, November 29, 2010
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2010 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the International Policy Center
Jeffrey D. Sachs

The United States and Global Sustainable Development: Politics, Policy, and Priorities

Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world's most influential development economists. He is the author of 'Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet' (2008) and 'The End of Poverty,' his seminal 2005 prescription for ending extreme poverty in the world by 2025.

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Monday, November 15, 2010
The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers since 1975
11:30 AM -  1:00 PM
John D. Ciorciari

John D. Ciorciari, Assistant Professor of Public Policy will discuss his book, published September, 2010 by the Georgetown University Press. His research interests are international politics, law, and finance. From 2004-07, he served as a policy official in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of International Affairs. Since 1999, he has been a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, which promotes historical memory and justice for the atrocities of the Pol Pot regime. He holds an A.B. and J.D. from Harvard and an M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Dr. Jessica Tuchman Mathews, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2010 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the International Policy Center
Dr. Jessica Tuchman Mathews

America's unmet challenges are huge: from energy policy to nuclear weapons, climate, health care (yes, still), a sagging infrastructure and a soaring deficit. Yet every one of them is eminently solvable. The answers are well known. So what explains, for example, thirty-five years of inaction on energy policy and even longer on health care? Why do we still approach nuclear weapons as though the Cold War continues when it ended 20 years ago? Is the policy gridlock that afflicts us the symptom of a vibrant and engaged - if polarized - society? Or is it the sign of an aging power that has lost the will to combat its problems? What can be done to recapture the will to act?

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
European Dimension of the Global Crisis
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Marek Belka is President of the National Bank of Poland and former Director of the IMF's European Department. He was previously Under-Secretary General at the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe. Belka served as the Prime Minister of Poland from 2004-05, and was Poland's Deputy Prime Minister in 1997 and Minister of Finance from 2001-02.

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Friday, October 01, 2010
Moral and Political Reconstruction in Post-conflict Societies
1:00 PM -  2:30 PM

José Zalaquett is one of Latin America's leading authorities on human rights. He is an international human rights lawyer, Professor at the University of Chile School of Law, and co-Director of its Human Rights Center.

He will speak about accountability for human rights abuses, drawing significantly on his own experiences in a wide range of countries, including Chile.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Challenges of Managing Conflict in Today's World
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Ambassador Richard Solomon is President of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and has held this position since 1993. USIP provides the analysis, training, and tools to prevent and end conflicts; promotes stability; and professionalizes the field of peacebuilding. It is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Rediscovering the Caribbean: An Overview of economic, social and public health issues in the region
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Panelists:
Alan Deardorff, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics, University of Michigan
Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Mark B. Padilla, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Susan Waltz, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

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Monday, September 13, 2010
If Ireland can find Peace, what chance for Israel?
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2010 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Lord John Alderdice

Lord John Alderdice is an appointed life Member of the British House of Lords of the British Parliament at Westminster. Recently the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party in the House of Lords elected him as its new Convener (Chair) and in this position Lord Alderdice will provide an essential link between backbench Liberal Democrat peers and Liberal Democrats in Government. He is also a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at the Centre for Psychotherapy which he established in Belfast, United Kingdom. He is a Visiting Professor in Psychiatry and Joint Chairman of the Critical Incident Analysis Group at the University of Virginia.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Will U.S. Schools Drag Us Down?
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Eric Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow Hoover Institution of Stanford University

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues, and his work has frequently entered into the design of both national and international educational policy. His research includes the impacts of teacher quality, high stakes accountability, and class size reduction on achievement and the role of cognitive skills in international growth and development. His pioneering analysis measuring teacher quality through student achievement forms the basis for current research into the value-added of teachers and schools.

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Monday, February 01, 2010
Financing Development of Drugs and Vaccines for Neglected Diseases
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

New drugs and vaccines could save millions of lives in the developing world. But drug and vaccine development is expensive, and many of these badly needed health technologies promise markets too small to interest the for-profit pharmaceutical industry.

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Saturday, October 03, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
Paul Krugman, Princeton University and The New York Times
3:00 PM -  4:30 PM
A 2009 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the International Policy Center

Keynote speaker for the Festschrift in Honor of Alan Deardorff.
Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman is an economist and prolific writer who divides his energies among many pursuits: he is professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, a centenary professor at the London School of Economics, and, perhaps, his best-known job, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.

Krugman was recently honored for his work on global trade patterns by winning the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. In recognition of his influence The Washington Monthly called him 'the most important political columnist in America.'

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Comparative Advantage, Economic Growth, and the Gains from Trade and Globalization: a Festschrift in Honor of Alan V. Deardorff
All Day Event

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics will host a Festschrift titled 'Comparative Advantage, Economic Growth, and the Gains from Trade and Globalization' in honor of Alan Deardorff on Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, 2009.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Foreign Policy Agenda of the Obama Administration: The Practitioner's Perspective
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Ambassador Thomas Miller, U.S. Ambassador Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1999-2001, Greece, 2001-2004, and President of the United Nations Association. More about Ambassador Miller.

Co-sponsored by Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the International Policy Center.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
CES-EUC's Conversations on Europe: 'Europe's Political and Economic Challenges'
All Day Event

CES-EUC's Conversations on Europe: 'Europe's Political and Economic Challenges'

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
CES-EUC's Conversations on Europe: 'The Impact of the Current Financial Crisis on European (Dis)Integration and on Europe's Economies'
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

CES-EUC's Conversations on Europe: 'The Impact of the Current Financial Crisis on European (Dis)Integration and on Europe's Economies'

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Europe's Political and Economic Challenges
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM

Jan Svejnar, Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration; and Professor of Economics and Public Policy; and former candidate for president of the Czech Republic. He is also a founder and Chairman of CERGE-EI in Prague (an American-style Ph.D. program in economics that educates the new generation of economists for Central-East Europe and the Newly Independent States). He serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CSOB Bank and Co-Editor of the Economics of Transition. He is also a Fellow of the European Economic Association and Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (London) and Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn).

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Monday, March 16, 2009
Europe's economy plays large role in global crisis
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM

Jan Svejnar was interviewed by U-M New Services about the financial health of Europe in a piece called 'Europe's economy plays large role in global crisis.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Global Policy Perspectives Syimposium: Terrorists and Their Supporters: Who They Are, What They Think, and How Do We Deal with Them?
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Global Policy Perspectives Syimposium: Terrorists and Their Supporters: Who They Are, What They Think, and How Do We Deal with Them?

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Terrorists and Their Supporters: Who They Are, What They Think and How To Deal With Them
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Part 4 of the International Policy Center's Global Policy Perspectives Symposium

Scott Atran, Research Scientist, Center for Group Dynamics, U-M and Center on Terrorism, John Jay College, City University of New York.

Robert Axelrod, Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, U-M and consultant to the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the United Nations.

Ambassador (Ret.) Melvyn Levitsky, Professor of International Policy and Practice, U-M and 35-year veteran of the U.S. State Department.

Center for European Studies-European Union Center (CES-EUC), International Policy Students Association (IPSA), and the Emerging Markets Club (EMC).

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
IPC Director discusses global economic crisis with Europe-based University of Michigan alumni
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On February 25, sixty alumni from the University of Michigan and other American universities gathered in Paris to network and to learn about European and United States leadership in this time of economic crisis from Jan Svejnar, Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Global Policy Perspectives Symposium: How Well Has South Africa Done Since Apartheid?
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Global Policy Perspectives Symposium: How Well Has South Africa Done Since Apartheid?

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Global Policy Perspectives Symposium: How Should the New Administration Approach Trade with Latin America?
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Global Policy Perspectives Symposium: How Should the New Administration Approach Trade with Latin America?

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Global Policy Perspectives Syimposium: Effects of the US Election on the European Union
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Global Policy Perspectives Syimposium: Effects of the US Election on the European Union

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Monday, November 10, 2008
Costa Rica and CAFTA: Policy, Politics and Strategy of a New Era in Costa Rican Trade.
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
2008 Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Alberto Trejos, the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, will focus his presentation on the evolution of Costa Rica's decision to join the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). In addition to addressing the implications of a Costa Rica-United States free trade agreement, Dr. Trejos will share his insight on how political strategy and drama influenced Costa Rica's adoption into CAFTA, which followed a national referendum.

Co-sponsored by LACS and the International Policy Center at the Ford School of Public Policy.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Running for the Czech Presidency
5:00 PM -  6:00 PM

An informal conversation with Jan Svejnar, who was narrowly defeated by the incumbent, Victor Klaus, in the recent election for the presidency of the Czech Republic.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
U.S.-Russia Relations: Present Realities - Future Prospects
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Ambassador Collins is an expert on Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

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Friday, September 28, 2007
Firms in the Global Economy Conference
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Presented with the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Sessions included:

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Friday, May 25, 2007
Labor Markets in Developing and Transition Economies: Emerging Policy and Analytical Issues
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

The conference discussed theoretical, empirical and policy papers. The suggested topics included, but were not limited to, the following:

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Thursday, March 29, 2007
Edward S. Walker
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Edward S. Walker is one of the foremost U.S. experts on the politics of the Middle East. He served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs under both Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell (2000-2001), US Ambassador to Israel (1997-1999), US Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt (1994-1997), U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (1989-1992) and as Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations (1992-1993). 

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Danny Leipziger - Growth and Governance: Twin Economic Objectives
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Danny Leipziger is the Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) and Head of the PREM Network of more than 700 economists and other professionals working on economic policy, lending, and analytic work for the World Bank's client countries. In this capacity he provides strategic leadership and direction to Regional PREM units as well as groups working on economic policy formulation in the area of growth and poverty, debt, trade, gender, and public sector management and governance. He is heavily involved in positioning the Bank on major economic policy issues and in managing the Bank's overall interactions on these issues with key partner institutions - including the IMF, OECD, regional development banks and the European Union. He works closely with Regional Vice Presidents on leading edge and cross-country economic matters.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The Challenge of Multilateralism: Political and Economic Needs
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2006 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Kemal Dervis, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
China's Banking System Reform and Financial Public Policy, and the Future Development of China's Development Bank
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Dawei Liu is the Chief Financial Officer of China Development Bank and Professor at the Graduate School of China People's Bank. Through its role as a development financial institution of the government of China, China Development Bank has been an implementer of development financing while strengthening the competitiveness of China and improving the living standard of its people. Prior to joining the China Development Bank, Professor Liu served in various roles such as the Director of Research with the Beijing Municipal Government, the President of the China XinDa Trust Investment Company, and as the President of the China Investment Bank. In 2004 he presented case studies on infrastructure projects at the Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Forum.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006
Designing Better Microfinance
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

A symposium designed to explore the latest thinking from microfinance practitioners and academics on improving microfinance programs.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006
Jean Lemierre, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2006 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Prior to his position at the EBRD, President Lemierre was Head of the French Private Office of the Minister of Economy and Finance and Director of France's Treasury. This Citigroup lecture was presented in conjunction with the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the International Policy Center.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Merck & Co.'s Botswana HIV/AIDS Program: the Pricing of Essential Medicines in Developing Markets
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Tom Bombelles, Director of International Government Relations at Merck & Co., Inc. speaks on Merck's HIV/AIDS program in Botswana and the pricing of essential medicines in developing markets, more specifically on what sort of business challenges exist in these markets – establishing prices, logistical constraints, pushback/support from governments, the WTO/intellectual property rights, other corporations, NGOs, etc.

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Thomas Bombelle: Director of Goverment Relations at Merck
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Thomas Bombelle: Director of Goverment Relations at Merck

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Thursday, January 26, 2006
Health Care Financing, Access, and Equity in the Developing World
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Margaret Kruk, MD, MPH School of Public Health, will speak on health care financing in the developing world.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Institutions, Governability and Illegal Drugs in Colombia and Afghanistan: Why Traditional Policies Are Not Enough'
7:00 AM -  8:30 AM

Francisco Thoumi, Professor of Economics and Director and Founder, Research and Monitoring Center on Drugs and Crime, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá will speak on 'Institutions, Governability and Illegal Drugs in Colombia and Afghanistan: Why Traditional Policies Are Not Enough.'

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Francisco Thoumi - Institutions, Governability and Illegal Drugs in Colombia and Afghanistan: Why Traditional Policies Are Not Enough
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Francisco Thoumi - Institutions, Governability and Illegal Drugs in Colombia and Afghanistan: Why Traditional Policies Are Not Enough

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005
The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

A public symposium featuring Derek Yach, Professor of Global Health at Yale University, speaking on 'The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.' A reception for Professor Yach to follow the lecture.

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Monday, November 28, 2005
The Annual EBRD Transition Report 2005: Business in Transition 'State of the Union'
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

The International Policy Center and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, jointly with International Policy Students Association (IPSA) and Emerging Markets Club (EMC), present Alan Rousso, Lead Counsellor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Jan Svejnar, Director of the International Policy Center, Everett E. Berg Professor of Business, Professor of Economics and Public Policy

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Friday, October 21, 2005
Perspectives on the WTO Doha Development Agenda Multilateral Trade Negotiations
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum to discuss the most important issues to be addressed during the December 2005 Ministerial Meeting of the WTO in Hong Kong.

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