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University of Michigan Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium

MLK Day lecture - Montgomery, AL, Mayor Steven Reed

Jan 16, 2024, 4:30 pm EST
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (Room 1120)
The Ford School will welcome Montgomery, AL, Mayor Steven Reed to Weill Hall for an event on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Rural Resilience: Stories of Hope and Innovation

Nov 15, 2023, 6:00-7:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom 1110
Join us for an intimate conversation between two leading voices for rural prosperity as they share experiences visiting rural communities across the country, and highlight inspiring stories from within the state of Michigan.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Mayors Forum

Nov 13, 2023, 6:00-7:00 pm EST
Art & Architecture Building Auditorium (Room 2104)
Join this virtual mayors panel via livestream or in person at the Watch Party hosted at the University of Michigan's Taubman College.  This annual event brings together mayors from cities across the states of the Big Ten in a conversation around timely topics of national importance that manifest at the municipal level.
Watch live from this page
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

GovFin 2023: Empowering Governments, Modernizing Reporting

Nov 9, 2023, 8:45 am-6:00 pm EST
1801 K Street NW Washington DC
Check out the GovFin 2023 Conference in Washington DC on Empowering Governments, Modernizing Reporting on November 9, 2023.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

2023 Mayors Forum

Sep 29, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
The virtual livestream begins at NOON. The watch party lunch at the Ford School begins at 11:30am. Guests must be seated by 11:50am in the Annenberg Auditorium at 735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor.
This event brings together mayors virtually from cities across the states of the Big Ten in a discussion about how leadership at the municipal level shapes our national approaches to some of the most pressing issues of the day. 
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Webinar on Government Reporting & the FDTA: Florida, Michigan, Utah

Sep 18, 2023, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Please register for this virtual event to receive the viewing link!
CLOSUP invites you to join our research partners, XBRL/US in their upcoming free webinar on Government Reporting and the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA): Florida, Michigan, Utah.  Our CLOSUP and Ford School colleague, Stephanie Leiser will be presenting.   REGISTER NOW at:  
Ford School

Government financial reporting - Data standards and the financial data transparency act

Jan 24, 2023, 3:00-4:00 pm EST
Join XBRL US for a session to explore government data standards, find out how governments can create their own machine-readable financial statements, and discover what impact this legislation could have on government entities. Most importantly, discover how machine-readable data standards can benefit state and local government entities by reducing costs and increasing access to time-sensitive information for policy making.
Ford School

Restoring confidence in our democracy

Jan 12, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Join us for a conversation hosted at the Ford School by The Carter Center and the Gerald R. Ford Foundation that tackles how to buttress voter confidence in our democracy. Former Michigan U.S. Representatives Andy Levin (D-MI) and Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Amb (ret) Susan D. Page, Michigan Law and Ford School professor from practice and Carter Center trustee, will explore the bipartisan challenge of restoring faith in our democratic systems and highlight ways individuals can be part of the solution as we work together to uphold the standards of our democracy.
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.   

United States general election 2022

Nov 8, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Key dates and deadlines for the November 8 election, plus how to register and vote.
Welcome Week

Fall 2022 incoming master's welcome week

Aug 22-26, 2022, All Day
Weill Hall (1st & 2nd floor)
The official start of the school year, welcome week and orientation activities at the Ford School give new master's students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.

Michigan primary election

Aug 2, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold its primary election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

Michigan May 2022 regular election

May 3, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold a regular election on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and voters may have measures or candidates on their local ballots. The Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

2022 Ford School Commencement

Apr 30, 2022, 4:30-6:15 pm EDT
Elbel Field
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2022!
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

Much Ado About Debt?

Apr 7, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
With sovereign debt soaring, the issues of "how much debt is too much debt" and "what to do about it'' are likely to move once again from the technocratic realm of "quiet politics" into the electoral realm of "loud politics." Join Charlotte Cavaille, Assistant Professor at Ford School of Public Policy, as we discuss implications for future research, including the need to shift to elite-centric research designs.

Michigan November elections

Nov 2, 2021, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold elections on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.
STPP Lecture Series

Jacqueline Patterson on environmental and climate justice

Sep 27, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Jacqueline Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of The Chisholm Legacy Project, and Kyle Whyte, Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and affiliate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, discuss environmental and climate justice.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Public meetings of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commissioners

Sep 2, 2021, 1:00-8:00 pm EDT
Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Public meetings of the Michigan Citizens Independent Redistricting Commissioners with agenda to include racially polarized voting analysis, Voting Rights Act analysis, and map drawing for State Senate districts for Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties.  
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, Conversations Across Differences

The functioning of democracy across the urban-rural spectrum

Nov 16, 2020, 11:00-11:55 am EST
Free and open to the public – this is a virtual webinar on Zoom - please register! Student researchers will share their research on the similarities and differences across the urban/rural continuum with respect to: the state of civic discourse; public participation in decision-making; citizen engagement; internet connectivity and access to information; and privatization of local government services.