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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street
1120 Weill Hall
Ann ArborMI 48109
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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, April 09, 2014
Winter 2014 Ford School Diversity Summit
5:30 PM -  7:30 PM
What Does it Take to Be a Policy Expert?

An interactive workshop about serving communities we do not represent.

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Monday, April 07, 2014
Metropolitan areas, regionalism, and the politics of intergovernmental cooperation
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
2014 Jack L. Walker, Jr. Lecture

The Ford School's distinguished Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy Elisabeth R. Gerber will deliver a lecture as part of our school's centennial celebrations.

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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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Monday, March 31, 2014
Networked Diplomacy: Exercising Influence in a Modern World
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Richard Boucher

Winter 2014 Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence and longest serving spokesman of the U.S. Department of State Richard Boucher will deliver a lecture on the shifting dynamics of global power in the 21st century.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Peace Corps in the 21st Century
4:00 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Join us for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture featuring Acting Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet.

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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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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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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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Monday, February 03, 2014
The real problem with Citizens United: Campaign finance, dark money, and shadow parties
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Few cases have generated as much controversy as Citizens United. The story told by reformers and reporters is that Citizens United ushered in a new era of dark money, with wealthy corporations spending wildly, saturating the airwaves, and taking over American politics. Most of that story is wrong, and some of it is nonsense. There is a bigger story about the relationship between Citizens United and American politics; it's just not the one we've been told.

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Monday, January 20, 2014
Causes, consequences & potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the US: Perspectives from psychology, sociology & economics
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A University of Michigan 28th Annual MLK Symposium event
Kerwin Charles, Stephanie Rowley, and Angel Harris

This roundtable discussion is designed to highlight how the various disciplines view and approach the problem of educational disparities and the advantages and/or limitations that these approaches have for finding potential solutions to the problem.

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Monday, January 13, 2014
What does it mean to work in a system that fails you and your kids?: A beginning teacher's journey through the Chicago Public Schools
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A University of Michigan 28th Annual MLK Symposium event

This ethnodramatic performance tells the story of a beginning teacher's first year in the Chicago Public Schools and her efforts to make a difference in a third grade classroom.

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