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Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Region: Improving Policy Outcomes Through Research and Engagement
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Canada Institute Conference at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC

The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and Environmental Security Program and the Great Lakes Policy Research Network will host a half-day conference dedicated to bringing government, non-government, private sector, community organizations, and other stakeholders together to discuss the vital issue of Great Lakes environmental governance.

The conference will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 9am-12:15pm in Flom Auditorium of the Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ann Arbor 2014 Mayoral Candidates Town Hall
1:10 PM -  2:30 PM

The students of Ford School's Public Policy 456/756 class, along with their instructor and current Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje, have organized a Town Hall gathering of the four Ann Arbor 2014 Mayoral candidates.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The honorable lives of Gerald R. Ford and James Cannon
7:30 PM -  8:30 PM
A conversation about Gerald R. Ford an Honorable Life by James Cannon; featuring Jim and Scott Cannon

James Cannon's new book, Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life, was released posthumously in May 2013 during President Ford's centennial year. Cannon, who served as Ford's White House domestic policy adviser, presents a comprehensive narrative account of the life of Gerald Ford, from Ford's humble background in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to his career in Congress and his short but astonishing presidency.

Join us as we welcome James Cannon's sons, Scott--who contributed an Afterword to the book--and Jim in a conversation moderated by Ford School of Public Policy Professor Barry Rabe on Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Future of Detroit Urban Governance
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School with Kevyn Orr
Kevyn Orr

Join CLOSUP and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture featuring Kevyn Orr, one year after the start of his appointment as Emergency Manager of the City of Detroit.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Lessons from Youngstown – Planning for a Smaller, Greener City
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) Lecture Series

A panel presentation moderated by Margaret Dewar, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Transformation of America's metropolitan area economies: Lessons from four decades
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
George Fulton

A CLOSUP lecture by George Fulton, Director, Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, Department of Economics and Research Professor at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy at the University of Michigan.

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Monday, January 13, 2014
A vote of 'No Confidence'?
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM
Why Local Governments Take Action in Response to Shale Gas Development

Susan Christopherson is a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. She is a geographer whose career has been based on commitment to the integration of scholarly work and public engagement. Her research interests are diverse, but focus on political-economic policy, especially its spatial dimensions. Much of her research is comparative and she has published a series of articles and a book on how different market governance regimes influence regional development and labor market policies.

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