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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom
735 S. State Street
1110 Weill Hall
Ann ArborMI 48109-3019
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Monday, April 14, 2014
Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
4:00 PM
Book Talks @ the Ford School

Ford School professor Joy Rohde will remark on major points of her new book, Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War, and answer questions from the audience.

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Monday, April 07, 2014
Supplying Disadvantaged Schools with Effective Teachers: Experimental Evidence on Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
EPI Speaker Series: Melissa Clark, Mathematica Policy Research

Teach For America (TFA) is an important but controversial source of teachers for hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty U.S. schools. We present findings from the first large-scale experimental study of secondary math teachers from TFA. We find that TFA teachers are more effective than other math teachers in the same schools, increasing student math achievement by 0.07 standard deviations over one school year. Addressing concerns about the fact that TFA requires only a two-year commitment, we find that TFA teachers in their first two years of teaching are more effective than more experienced non-TFA teachers in the same schools.

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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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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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