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RSVP now: Our first online Worldwide Ford School spirit day to include an alumni panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter Movement, July 9, 2020. More »

Give to the Student Emergency Fund and make it count toward the Alumni Giving Challenge. More »

Recruit top talent and help students navigate these difficult times. More »

Watch live: Luke Shaefer, Alford Young, Jr., and Michael S. Barr discuss poverty and inequality during a pandemic. — July 15, 2020. More »

Connect: Join the Ford School LinkedIn group and connect with over 1,900 alumni. More »

Events have moved online!

Weiser Diplomacy Center launch series brought all-star lineup to Ann Arbor Stevenson and Wolfers on economic crisis during a global pandemic: In conversation with discussion with Michael S. Barr — May 21 Watch »

Paula Lantz - COVID-19: From Epidemiology to Equity Paula Lantz on the emerging social epidemiology of COVID-19: In conversation Michael S. Barr — June 17 Watch »

Celebrating the Classes of 2020 Celebrating the classes of 2020. Watch each speech and messages from alumni, staff, faculty, and policy leaders. Watch »

Learn about the Ford School Research Centers. Watch admitted student webinars to hear about opportunities for research, internships, immersive learning, and workshops.

Weiser Diplomacy Center
Program in Practical Policy Engagement
Center on Finance, Law, & Policy
Youth Policy Lab/Education Policy Initiative
Poverty Solutions

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Greetings from the Dean Dean Michael Barr on the Black Lives Matter movement and the Ford School community during a global pandemic ... more »

Alumni News

Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day - From Understanding to Action: A Ford School Conversation on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Calling all alumni: 10th annual (and first virtual) Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day

July 9, 2020. “A Ford School Conversation with Alumni on the Black Lives Matter Movement.” Panelists: Dr. Menna Demessie, Hardy Vieux, and Melvin Washington II. more »

Helping Ford School students during the crisis

Gifts to our Student Emergency Fund are crucial. Every gift counts towards unlocking $50,000 in matching funds for student support in our Alumni Giving Challenge. more »
Alumni giving challenge

Read Class Notes from winter 2020... more »

Read how your classmates and Ford School faculty are making an impact during the pandemic... more »

If you would like to share your COVID-19 impact story, we would love to hear from you; please fill out this form... more »

John Guerriero (MPP ‘17) urges governors to enhance cybersecurity in response to pandemic-related cyberattacks... more »

Zara Ahmed (MPP/MPH ’09) advocates to preserve reproductive rights during global pandemic... more »

Bart Edes (MPP ’87) tackles COVID-19 in developing Asia... more »

Eric Rodriguez (MPP ‘19) finds innovative ways to reach vulnerable populations in San José with the first virtual local assistance center... more »

Faculty News

New faculty members build our strength Watkins-Hayes joins U-M Sociology and the Ford School of Public Policy Ambassador Susan D. Page brings a lifetime of international relations leadership as she joins the Ford School of Public Policy and U-M Law School

New faculty members build our strength

Sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes and Ambassador Susan D. Page join the Ford School.

Rick Hall wins APSA Barbara Sinclair Award

Influential political scientist recognized for career contributions to understanding legislative politics. more »
Rick Hall wins APSA Barbara Sinclair award

Catherine and Joshua Hausman both promoted, earn tenure... more »

Paula Lantz leads public health experts on writing Michigan amicus brief... more »

Sanders works to create inclusive spaces for students of color... more »

Hampshire receives NSF grant to address food insecurity in Detroit... more »

Youth Policy Lab receives funding for CTE research... more »

Rabe’s Brookings blog argues for legislative environmental policy change... more »

School News

Dean Michael Barr on the Ford School's approach to the next academic year

U-M, Ford School announce plans for fall 2020

Read Dean Michael S. Barr’s message about our approach to the coming academic year. more »

H. Luke Shaefer named associate dean for research and policy engagement

Leading social policy expert will keep school at the forefront of engaged learning and advancing racial and economic justice. more »
Shaefer named associate dean for research and policy engagement

Weill-supported Michigan Engineering Zone’s STEM summer camp includes public policy simulation... more »

Public interest technology crosses the digital divide through Science, Technology, and Public Policy program... more »

Student News

Student Affairs Committee and International Policy Student Association stand in solidarity with Black lives

Standing up and speaking out

Several Ford School student groups released statements against racial injustice. more »

A warm welcome to our 2020 PPIA fellows

Meet the fellows and learn more about the all-virtual, 39th edition of the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute. more »
A virtual warm welcome to the 2020 PPIA fellows!

13th Annual Gramlich Showcase moves online... more »

Van Wie and Walden awarded the 2020 Eckstein prize... more »

Dr. Villavicencio (MPP’20) balances increasing demands of medical field with completing her MPP... more »

James VanSteel (MPP/MURP '21) leverages summer internship to co-author electric vehicle report for The Ecology Center... more » | Contact Us
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