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735 S. State Street
1120 Weill Hall
Ann ArborMI 48109
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Future of Europe
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Leszek Balcerowicz - Polish economist, former Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, and former President of the National Bank of Poland
Leszek Balcerowicz

Leszek Balcerowicz graduated with distinction from the Foreign Trade Faculty at the Central School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw, earned an M.B.A. at St. John's University in New York, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Warsaw School of Economics. Having served as both finance minister and deputy prime minister of Poland during key transitional years, as well as president of the Polish National Bank, he oversaw a sweeping program of economic reform as his country successfully transitioned to a market economy. In 2005, President Aleksander Kwaśniewski awarded Balcerowicz with the country's highest decoration, the Order of the White Eagle, for his contribution to Poland's economic transformation. He is currently a member of the group of trustees of the Institute of International Finance and professor of economics at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Monday, October 24, 2011
Information Session - Ford School BA Program
6:30 PM

We invite you to attend our upcoming information session about the Ford School BA Program. Professor Edie Goldenberg, faculty director of the undergraduate program, will describe the degree program and will be available to answer questions.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sultan Al Qassemi, scholar, columnist, and influential Twitter commentator
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2011 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Sultan Al Qassemi

Sultan Al Qassemi is a 33-year-old scholar, columnist, and influential Twitter commentator. TIME magazine says he's 'shaping the conversation' on events unfolding in the Middle East. NPR says he 'wrote the first draft of Middle East history in short sentences tapped out on his computer and his cell phone.'

Thursday, April 14, 2011
The EPA & U.S. Environmental Policy: Three Serious Threats
4:30 PM -  5:30 PM
Paul Portney

Dr. Paul Portney is a Professor and Dean Emeritus at the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management, and President Emeritus of Resources for the Future, a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to improving environmental and natural resources policymaking worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber. Dr. Portney is also the co-author of 'Public Policies for Environmental Protection.'

Friday, March 18, 2011
Economic Leadership for Sustainable Growth
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM
Roy B. Norton, Consul General of Canada in Detroit
Roy B. Norton

This event is the public keynote lecture for a student-led, invitation-only conference organized by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance.

The U.S.-Canada Conference 2011, 'Looking to 2020: Eroding North America's Borders,' will bring together future policy leaders from Canada and the United States to encourage open dialogue on the similarities and differences among public policy in these bordering nations. Conference attendance is limited to members of the Ford School community and application is required.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Dissent: Challenging U.S. Foreign Policies from Afghanistan to Gaza
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Ann Wright

Free and open to the public.

Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army Colonel and former U.S. Deputy Ambassador presents an examination of U.S. foreign policies in the Middle East from her point of view as a former military officer and government official, and peace activist. Further, drawing upon her recent travels, she will share her direct observations and personal experiences.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Global Policy Perspectives Symposium The Middle East: U.S. Interests and Policies
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

This panel discussion focuses on how politics, conflict and oil affect U.S. interests and policies in the greater Middle East region. Current developments in Iraq, Iran and in the Israel-Palestinian peace process will be examined by present and former policy-level officials who have studied and dealt with these issues in both the U.S. Government and in academia.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Global Policy Perspectives Symposium
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Understanding International Terrorism: Root Causes and Policy Responses

Terrorism is an inherently social phenomenon. While it is commonly assumed that terrorists kill and die for a cause, they are motivated and strengthened by social connections. This colloquium brings together researchers in this area to discuss terrorism's root causes in the interpersonal relationships between terrorists, competition between terrorist groups within societies, and strategic alliances between organizations.