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Policy Talks @ the Ford School

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CLOSUP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Approved, and now voted on: What we’ve learned after the first election under Michigan’s new redistricting process

Nov 30, 2022, 7:00-8:30 pm EST
Michigan's new approach to redistricting by an independent citizens commission has now come full circle, from signature gathering for the statewide ballot initiative in 2018, to strong statewide support in that fall's election, creation of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, their work drawing new districts with extraordinary input from Michigan citizens, and now the new districts being used for the first time in the 2022 elections.  Join us for a final webinar in our redistricting series, to look back at this consequential change in state policy and to review how this new approach played out this fall, including its impacts on races and election outcomes, and how it compares to experiences in other states.   
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Michigan redistricting: Making public hearings fair and effective

Apr 20, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm EDT
Hear from a panel of redistricting experts and commissioners sharing lessons learned, tips, and plans, as the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission prepares for fair and effective public hearings scheduled for May and June.
CLOSUP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Opportunities and challenges of autonomous vehicles: Role of governments?

Feb 10, 2020, 4:00-5:20 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Join us to hear Christopher Hart, former Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board discuss opportunities of autonomous vehicles and the challenges they present to federal, state and local governments.
CLOSUP Lecture Series, Conversations Across Differences, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Listening to Strengthen Democracy

Oct 23, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
The Local Voices Network is a community-driven listening network which aims to improve our understanding of one another through communication.  Kathy Cramer, one of the groups' founders, will talk about how it works and what 's coming out of  the chapters in Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, and Alabama.  
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series, Conversations Across Differences, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Electoral Reform via Ballot Initiatives: Redistricting, Voter Registration, and Voter Rights in Michigan

Oct 8, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
The panel will look at two initiatives on the November 2018 ballot: the Voters Not Politicians initiative to reform redistricting (Proposal 2), and the Promote the Vote initiative to expand voting and registration opportunities (Proposal 3).
CLOSUP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Fiscal policy in Michigan: Past, present, and future

Mar 27, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom 1110
Khouri will discuss what it means for the current policy debates in Lansing (including federal tax reform impact on the State).
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

21st Century Public Leadership: Lessons from the Rustbelt

Sep 30, 2016, 12:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz (AB '84) returns to the University of Michigan to chair a panel of public servants from rebounding Midwestern cities: Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; and Youngstown, Ohio. Each provides an example of the Obama Administration's "place-based" approach in action.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

A conversation with former Republican Congressmen Mike Rogers and David Camp

Nov 10, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
The Ford School hosts a conversation with former U.S. Congressmen for the State of Michigan, Dave Camp and Mike Rogers, moderated by their former colleague in the House of Representatives, Professor Joe Schwarz.
Ford School
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

The Detroit Grand Bargain

Oct 21, 2015, 4:00-6:00 pm EDT
Annenberg Auditorium, Weill Hall
Join Gretchen Whitmer for a discussion on the Detroit Grand Bargain with the proceedings leading negotiators and communicators: Judge Steven W. Rhodes, Judge Gerald R. Rosen, Judge Mike Gadola, Senator Randy Richardville, Representative Tommy Stallworth, and political reporter for The Detroit News Chad Livengood.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

CANCELED: Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit

Mar 12, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
CANCELED
CLOSUP and EPI welcome Mayor of Detroit Mike Duggan for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

The Future of Detroit Urban Governance

Mar 25, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Michigan Union
Join CLOSUP and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture featuring Kevyn Orr, one year after the start of his appointment as Emergency Manager of the City of Detroit.
CLOSUP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Kids v. Adults: How Politics and Policy Conspire to Leave Children Behind

Mar 26, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Join the conversation: #fordschoolspellings Lecture by the Honorable Margaret Spellings, Former U.S. Secretary of Education (2005-2009) Abstract: The seminal education law known as No Child Left Behind put critical pressure on our schools to dramatically improve education in America. Through accountability, testing, and consequences for failure, a more targeted focus on our neediest students has translated into measurable success for them.
Ford School