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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
San Francisco Alumni Reception
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Alumni from the San Francisco area gathered to connect with former classmates and fellow alumni at CAV Wine Bar and Kitchen in San Francisco. Meredith Fowlie, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, gave brief remarks about her research on environmental economics and policy, including work on market-based environmental regulations.

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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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Assessed by a Teacher Like Me: Race, Gender, and Subjective Evaluations
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'Assessed by a Teacher Like Me: Race, Gender, and Subjective Evaluations.' Amine Ouazad, Assistant Professor of Economics and Political Science, INSEAD. 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Weill Hall, 735 South State Street.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Breakfast with David Broder
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

David Broder, national political columnist for the Washington Post, will be speaking at the Ford Library on north campus on Tuesday, 11/18. Details: http://www.ford.utexas.edu/events.asp. Broder will discuss the political landscape following last week's elections. He will stop by the Ford School the next morning for breakfast and a small-group discussion about the same topic with any interested faculty, students, and staff.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Women in Leadership
6:45 PM -  8:30 PM

A panel discussion hosted by the student organization Women and Gender in Public Policy (WGPP). Panelists will discuss their career paths.

Panelists: State Representative Rebekah Warren (D-53); Sharon Rothwell, former Governor Engler's Chief of Staff; The Honorable Nancy C. Francis, an elected Washtenaw County circuit judge.

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Monday, November 17, 2008
Beyond the Precautionary Principle in Progressive Politics: Toward the Social Regulatin of Genetically Modified Organisms
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Daniel Lee KleinmanProfessor of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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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
Ford School Brown Bag – Second Life Edition: Technology and the 2008 Election
12:00 PM -  1:00 AM

Join Shobita Parthasarathy and other community members to talk about technology and the election in 2008. This will be an informal conversation to discuss how technology shaped the 2008 Presidential election process as well as how the election influenced technology; come and share your thoughts. The event will be hosted by Ford School Webmaster Chris Myers. An RSVP is encouraged - fspp-secondlife@umich.edu
Not already 'In world'? Second Life, a virtual world, has almost 15 million users and it is free to join and explore. Many large companies and organizations have a presence and even the University of Michigan has an island in the virtual world. You can view system requirements, as well as register and download the software at:
http://secondlife.com

A list of links and quickstart guides can be found at:
http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/secondlife/

Note: It is recommended that you create your account, install the software and familiarize yourself with the world before the event. You will need to beable to teleport, text chat and do basic movements in Second Life to successfully attend this event.

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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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Monday, October 27, 2008
The Challenge of Freedom After Apartheid in South Africa, with Yazier Henry
7:30 PM -  9:00 PM

This event is sponsored by The Wallenberg Endowment at the University of Michigan. Visit their website for more information and related events.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008
Democratic Change: Worldwide Trends and US Policies
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM

To the extent that the war in Iraq has created controversy over US democracy promotion efforts, Kenneth Wollack, the president of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), one of the most prominent nongovernmental organizations in this field, will discuss how democracy is achieved and sustained, and what role can and should America and the rest of the world play in these efforts.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Through a Soldier's Eyes: How the U.S. Army Prepares Personnel and Their Families for Deployment
5:00 PM -  7:00 PM

Speakers are Ford School MPP student Jeff S. Barnes, Former U.S. Army Captain and Ground Cavalry Troop Commander during the Iraq War; Taryn Barnes, Former U.S. Army Captain, Air Cavalry Reconnaissance Pilot and Platoon Leader during the Iraq War; P. Onni Hynninen, Former U.S. Army Captain, Troop Executive Officer, Scout Platoon Leader during the Iraq War; and Johnnie Farmer, Former Operations Sergeant Major during the Iraq War. Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, Lecturer at the Ford School and Senior Fellow at International Policy Center will serve as moderator.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Election '08's Impact on Michigan: The candidates' positions on energy, the environment, and the economy
7:00 PM -  8:30 PM

This panel discussion will feature experts in the environment, energy, and economics for a discussion on how the policies of the presidential candidates will impact Michigan. They will be joined by advocates for both the Obama and McCain campaigns. Listen to the discussion, and ask your questions. Click here to read more and register to attend.

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Friday, October 10, 2008
Global Urban Symposium
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Global Urban Symposium. October 10, 2008 (day-long event). Hosted by the Ross School of Business and its Net Impact organization, this event is co-sponsored by CLOSUP. A day-long conference in Ann Arbor that explores the role that the private, public and nonprofit sectors play in addressing the challenges facing cities around the globe.

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Monday, October 06, 2008
B.A. Degree Information Session
6:00 PM -  7:00 PM

We invite you to attend an upcoming information session about the Ford School B.A. Professor John Chamberlin, faculty director of the undergraduate program, will describe the degree program and will be available to answer questions. The Ford School B.A. Is a junior/senior program. The application deadline for the next class is February 1, 2009.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
CICS 2008 Human Rights Lecture: When does a problem become a human rights issue? Personal reflection on the evolution of the Human Rights Movement
3:00 PM -  4:30 PM

Susan Waltz, professor of Public Policy, is a 2008-2009 Human Rights Fellow at University of Michigan.

Sponsored by CICS and the Institute for the Humanities.

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Monday, September 22, 2008
Bangalored! The Making of Asia's Newest World City
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Michael GoldmanAssociate Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota

Commentary by Jonathan Levine, Professor and Chair of the Urban & Regional Planning Program, University of Michigan Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Disparities and Prejudice: An Economic Analysis
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Kerwin Kofi Charles Lectures
Steans Family Professor at the Harris School, University of Chicago
Scholar in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Lectures are co-sponsored by the National Poverty Center.

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Monday, September 15, 2008
Black-White Differences in Economic Well-being
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Kerwin Kofi Charles Lectures
Steans Family Professor at the Harris School, University of Chicago
Scholar in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Lectures are co-sponsored by the National Poverty Center.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Medium Is Not the Message
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2008 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

David Marash has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast journalism. Most recently, he anchored news from Washington for the global news channel, Al Jazeera English and he served for 16 years as the chief international correspondent for ABC News Nightline.

Read an April 2008 Columbia Journalism Review interview with David Marash about his experiences at Al Jazeera.

A Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Do Gun Buybacks Save Lives?
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'Do Gun Buybacks Save Lives?' Andrew Leigh, Associate Professor, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University. 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Weill Hall, 735 South State Street.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Mini-conference: Empirical Evaluation of Complexity & Network Models
12:00 PM -  5:00 PM

This mini-conference is part of the 25th Annual Summer Conference of the Society for Political Methodology.

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Monday, June 23, 2008
Student/Alumni Networking Event at Nationals Park
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Ford School alumni in DC enjoyed food, conversation, and baseball with other alumni and Ford School students at Nationals Park during a reception and the Nationals/L.A. Angels game.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008
Systemic Implications of Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation and Competition
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

The purpose of the conference is to explore a number of regulatory issues involving trade and related policies that cut across the economies of the United States and European Union and that have wider ramifications for the global trading system as a whole. An indication of the scope of the conference and the papers being commissioned is available via the links in the agenda, below.

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Monday, April 28, 2008
Education Policy Research at the University of Michigan
9:00 AM -  4:30 PM

Conference: April 28, 2008: Education Policy Research at the University of Michigan.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 2008 Commencement
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Ford School students receiving M.P.P., M.P.A., or Ph.D. degrees are eligible to participate. In addition, students enrolled in joint degree programs who wish to participate in graduation with their entering class may do so.

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Monday, April 14, 2008
Science and Technology Policy for Development: Issues from the Global South
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Susan CozzensProfessor of Public Policy, Director of the Technology Policy and Assessment Center, and Associate Dean for Research of the Ivan Allen College Georgia Institute of Technology

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Thursday, April 10, 2008
Strategies for Change: An Interdisciplinary Discussion
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sponsored by Ford School Queers & Allies and the Ford School.

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Monday, April 07, 2008
You Can Argue with the Facts: A Political History of Climate Change
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Naomi OreskesProfessor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego

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Friday, April 04, 2008
Spring Preview Weekend for Admitted Students
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Spring Preview is designed to help you make the most informed decision about our school. With this in mind, we have organized a program that will allow you structured time with our faculty, staff, and students. You will also have ample time to meet and mingle with us informally.

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Monday, March 31, 2008
Changing Big Systems: Barriers to Innovation in Energy Technology
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Frank LairdAssociate Professor of Technology and Public Policy at the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The Role of the Private Sector in K-12 Public Education
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

CLOSUP's new education policy seminar series, a core component of the Education Policy Initiative, continues with a panel session entitled 'The Role of the Private Sector in K-12 Public Education.'

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Monday, March 17, 2008
Renewable Energy and Competition
5:00 PM -  6:30 PM

Marc Spitzer, Rob Gramlich, Barry Rabe, Meredith Fowlie, and David Uhlmann. Co-sponsored by the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Law School.

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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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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
1st Annual Gramlich Showcase of Student Work
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

Join us as we highlight and celebrate the intellectual achievements of graduate and undergraduate students at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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Monday, March 03, 2008
Governing Man and Beast: Scientific Knowledge and the Management of Populations
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Paul EricksonPostdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

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Thursday, February 21, 2008
The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You
7:00 PM -  8:00 PM

Nina Totenberg. Co-sponsored with Center for the Education of Women Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, IRWG, Law School, the Women's Studies Department and others.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Why Botswana is Africa's Ace of Diamonds
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Chairman of the Boards of RiverSource Funds, President Emeritus and Professor of Economics, Carleton College.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The Czech Republic in the Beginning of the 21st Century
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
2008 Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Martin Palous, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations; Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Katherine Newman, Princeton University. Co-sponsored with the National Poverty Center

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
What's at Stake in the Torture Debate?
4:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Susan Waltz, Professor of Public Policy. Co-sponsored with Inter-Humanitarians Council, Institute for the Humanities and the Center for International and Comparative Studies.

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Monday, January 28, 2008
The Policy and Politics of Science and Technology on Capitol Hill
4:00 AM -  5:30 PM

Tind Shepper RyenProfessional Staff, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives

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War, Politics and Ethics: Choices for the Country and the Citizenry in an Election Year
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Rev. J. Bryan Hehir is the Secretary for Social Services and the President of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Boston. He is also the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Looking for Al Qaeda: The Evolution of Terror Networks
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

In Scott Atran's most recent book, The Native Mind and the Cultural Construction of Nature (MIT Press, March 2008) Scott Atran and Douglas Medin trace the cognitive consequences of many people's diminishing sense of human contact with nature. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

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Monday, January 21, 2008
Jobs and Housing: Trust, Distrust, and Social Class in the Black Community
3:00 PM -  5:00 PM

Hosted as part of the University of Michigan's 2008 Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.

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