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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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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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Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Elections and Campaigns Class to Host Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

The elections and campaigns class at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, taught by Rusty Hills, to host former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer. All students, faculty and staff of the Ford School are invited to attend and ask questions. The session is part of an ongoing segment of the course that invites members of the political community to participate in the class.

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Friday, November 18, 2005
International Macroeconomics and Finance Seminar
9:00 PM -  1:00 PM

This is the first seminar in the 2005-2006 International Colloquia series.

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Friday, November 11, 2005
EDTS: Trading Partners and Trading Volumes
10:00 AM

Presentation of paper 'Trading Partners and Trading Volumes' for EDTS by Professor Marc Melitz of Harvard University.

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Thursday, November 10, 2005
Human Rights and Politics: An Asian Perspective
4:30 PM

Lecture by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Georgetown University

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Debate between the State Chairmen of the Michigan Democratic and Republican parties
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Democrat Chairman Mark Brewer and Republican Chairman Saul Anuzis will participate in a debate. The session will begin with both chairmen assessing their party's strength in the upcoming 2006 Michigan gubernatorial and U. S. Senate campaigns.

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Friday, October 28, 2005
Conference on the Political Economy of International Finance (PEIF) - Agenda
8:30 PM -  5:15 PM

Sponsored by the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Center for Political Studies, International Institute, and Department of Political Science

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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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Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Improving the U.S. Intelligence Community - Lessons from Iraq, Libya, and Elsewhere
3:30 PM
2005 Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Former President of MIT Charles M. Vest will deliver the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation lecture, 'Improving the U.S. Intelligence Community – Lessons from Iraq, Libya, and Elsewhere.' The lecture is part of Dr. Vest's visit to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, where he is the Towsley Policymaker in Residence.

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Saturday, October 08, 2005
Homecoming Game and Tailgate Party
All Day Event

What do hot dogs, policy wonks, and the Michigan Marching Band have in common? All will be out in full force at the Ford School's first-ever Homecoming Game & Tailgate Party. We reserved a special section for Ford School alumni at the football game (Wolverines vs. Minnesota) and the enormously popular UM Alumni Association's 'M-Go-Blue Tailgate Party' before the game.

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Thursday, September 29, 2005
Debating Social Security Reform
3:30 PM

As the Debate on Social Security reform goes forward the focus on private accounts remains at its forefront. We invite you to join the discussion with keynote speaker Edward Gramlich. Edward Gramlich is the Interim Provost at U-M and the Richard A. Musgrave Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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Friday, September 16, 2005
New Directions in National Security
3:30 PM
A 2005 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Senator Carl Levin, (D-Mich.) discusses 'New Directions in National Security' at the 2005-06 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture. This lecture commemorates the life and work of Josh Rosenthal, a 1979 University of Michigan graduate who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and seeks to encourage public discussion of the changes in the world since 9/11.

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Friday, September 09, 2005
First Response to the Hurricane Katrina Disaster
3:30 PM

A panel will review what happened in the Gulf and why it has resulted in the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. This panel aims to provide a forum for forthright discussion of the public policy issues and questions inherent in this terrible tragedy. The long-term effects of this disaster and the effectiveness of our response will affect the well-being of many thousands of people and influence both economic and political outcomes.

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Saturday, April 30, 2005
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 2005 Commencement
3:00 PM

The Charge to the Class will be delivered by Former Slovak Republic Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser. More than 80 graduates will receive a Masters Degrees in Public Policy or Public Administration; seven graduates will receive joint degrees in areas such as law and business; and, an additional four graduates will receive a PhD degree.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005
The Politics of Cost Containment in the U.S. Health Care System
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

Joseph White will talk about the politics of cost containment in the U.S. health care system. Joe is famous for his insightful and sharply expressed views on health care and other social policy issues, as well as on budget politics.

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Thursday, April 07, 2005
European Union Social Policy in a Global Context
4:00 PM
A 2005 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

This lecture was the keynote address for the conference, 'Changing Social Policies for Low-Income Families and Less-Skilled Workers in the EU and the U.S.,' jointly sponsored by the National Poverty Center and the European Union Center, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005
One Nation Under God: The Role of Religion in Public Life
4:00 PM

Washington Post Columnist E. J. Dionne writes about the strengths and weaknesses of competing political philosophies. His analysis of American politics and trends of public sentiment is recognized by the public and private sectors as among the most reliable in the business.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005
America and the Mideast: A Half Century of Change.
7:30 PM -  8:30 PM

For years John K. Cooley has been a staff correspondent successively for the Christian Science Monitor and ABC News, and has written widely on the Middle East and North Africa.

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Thursday, February 17, 2005
James Garrison, President, State of the World Forum
4:00 PM

Jim Garrison is a policy entrepreneur who has written widely about culture, politics, and social change. He is founder and President of State of the World Forum, a group that Jimmy Carter convenes, to establish a global network of leaders, citizens and institutions dedicated to action on key global problems.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005
The Global Economy
4:00 PM

Professor of Economics at Columbia University and Nobel Laureate for Economics in 2001, Joseph Stiglitz is internationally recognized as one of the leading economic educators of our time. Stiglitz is credited in creating a new branch of economics, 'The Economics of Information,' and his work has dealt extensively with growth and development in the Third World.

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Friday, February 11, 2005
Community Engagement in a Changing America
4:00 PM

Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and founder of the Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America, spoke on two of his critically acclaimed books, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community and more recently Better Together: Restoring the American Community.

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Thursday, January 27, 2005
Listening to Terrorists
4:00 PM
A 2005 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Jessica Stern is a nationally recognized expert on the motivations and causes behind terrorist movements. She is the author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill , based on years of interviews with members of extremist organizations around the world.

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