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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Jan Svejnar was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association (IEA). Elections for this 15-member committee were held at the IEA's 16th Congress held in Beijing, China.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Gary Garbarino, an '86 MPP alumnus, was profiled in a Dome magazine article called "Lansing Institution." Garbarino has worked in the Michigan state government for 27 years—in the Senate, House, and governor's office. He is currently special assistant to the House minority floor leader and, as an expert on legislative rules, advises the House on how to run the lower chamber.
John Ciorciari was quoted in the Voice of America article, "ASEAN Meeting to Examine South China Sea Dispute."
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea is a point of contention for many Southeast Asian countries - Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan all have territorial claims in the area. The expansion is especially troubling for Vietnam and the Philippines - after a Chinese ship cut an exploration cable from a Vietnamese survey vessel that was searching for oil in May, Vietnam began conducting live-fire exercises in the area, and protests have erupted in Vietnam and the Philippines over perceived Chinese aggression. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as partner nations such as China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, will meet in Indonesia, and the issue of the South China Sea is expected to arise.
ASEAN has already made strides in conflict-avoidance in the South China Sea, but previous resolutions have been non-binding. Analysts are pessimistic that a binding code of conduct will be reached at this meeting, especially given China's unila
Friday, July 8, 2011
The Ford School community is deeply saddened by the loss of our good friend, Mrs. Betty Ford, who passed away today at the age of 93.
Mrs. Ford's life was marked by an unwavering commitment to her family and to a number of political and cultural issues, including addiction treatment, breast cancer awareness, feminism, and more.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Robert Axelrod has received the 2011 Charles E. Merriam Award from the American Political Science Association.
Axelrod is the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, a professor of of public policy at the Ford School, and a professor of political science at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is the author of "The Evolution of Cooperation," which has been translated into eleven languages, as well as several other books, including "The Complexity of Cooperation," and "Harnessing Complexity," co-authored with Michael D. Cohen. He was a MacArthur Prize fellow from 1987 to 1992 and was the president of the American Political Science Association from 2006 to 2007. His research on cooperation has been cited in over four thousand articles and five hundred books.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A large majority of Michigan citizens and local government leaders agree that local governments have a responsibility to help reduce global warming, a new University of Michigan survey says.
The view was shared by 70 percent of the citizens and 68 percent of the local officials, although the officials' opinions were divided about the seriousness of global warming, says the poll by U-M's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP).
Brian Jacob quoted in Christian Science Monitor article, "America's biggest teacher and principal cheating scandal unfolds in Atlanta"
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Brian Jacob was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article on a major cheating scandal currently unfolding in the Atlanta Public School system.
According to Governor Nathan Deal, the school district's major gains reported on Georgia standardized tests were the result of a widespread phenomenon of score-fixing among teachers and administrators. The district has won national acclaim, as well as funding from several major philanthropic foundations, over the course of the last decade, largely for these gains. Its superintendent, Beverly Hall, was named 2009 Superintendent of the Year.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Matthew Davis was quoted in the Detroit News article, "Doctor's advice: shower before dip into pool."
Sunday, July 3, 2011
A panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, July 1, issued a decision finding as unconstitutional Proposal 2, a ballot initiative approved by Michigan voters in 2006.
Marina Whitman quoted in Xinhua News article, "First female IMF chief receives praise from former hometown of Chicago"
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Marina Whitman was quoted in a Xinhua English article on the reaction to the appointment of Christine Lagarde to the position of managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Lagarde is the first woman ever to hold that position, and is currently serving as the French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy hosted the fourth annual International Political Networks Conference and Workshops from June 14 to 18. The conference dealt with the study of political and social networks -- a field that has seen significant growth in the last twelve years -- and the impact of that study on political science as a whole.
Monday, June 27, 2011
An article by John D. Ciorciari, "Chinese Dilemmas in the South China Sea," appeared on CNN's website on June 23rd. The article focused on China's disputes with countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines over the Spratly Islands in the South China sea.
John D. Ciorciari quoted in Voice of America article, "Amnesty, Double Jeopardy on Agenda for Tribunal Hearing"
Sunday, June 26, 2011
John D. Ciorciari quoted in International Business Times article, "Prominent Indonesian Migrant fears Jakarta's inaction on Saudi beheading"
Friday, June 24, 2011
John D. Ciorciari was quoted in an International Business Times article on the situation surrounding the beheading of an Indonesian migrant worker in Saudi Arabia.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
John D. Ciorciari was quoted in a Phnom Penh Post article on the conflict over the limits of jurisdiction in the upcoming trial of two major Khmer Rouge leaders by the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
Dean Yang interviewed by American Public Media's Marketplace, "In Mozambique, subsidy curbs spark worries"
Thursday, June 16, 2011
John D. Ciorciari quoted in International Business Times article, "Sino-Vietnamese tensions boil over South China Sea"
Friday, June 10, 2011
John D. Ciorciari was quoted in an International Business Times article about rising tensions between Vietnam and China over drilling rights in the South China Sea.
Vietnam accused Chinese ships of cutting cables of two Vietnamese vessels that were mapping oil deposits in the South China Sea. Vietnam called these acts "premeditated" as both countries claim sovereignty of these waters. "Tensions could become very serious as maritime incidents inflame competing nationalisms," Ciorciari told the International Business Times.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A new study by Susan M. Dynarski and Brian A. Jacob was highlighted on the University of Michigan's NPR station, Michigan Radio, in a segment called "U of M to study effectiveness of Michigan's charter schools."
Monday, June 6, 2011
Two Ford School undergraduates were named to the Spring 2011 Academic All-Big Ten Team.
Mary Grace Pellegrini, a member of the Women's Track and Field team, and Simon Wenet, a member of the Men's Track and Field team, were honored by the Big Ten for their commitment to academics and athletics.
May edition of 'the Ford School feed': Ford School Spirit Day, President Ford statue dedication on Capitol Hill, 2011 Charity Auction, charter school research, and more
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in inboxes today.
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