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CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Role and Impact of Sports in American Society, a conversation with Ned Colletti Jr., Former General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Nov 14, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Sports remains a fascination to millions of Americans but also presents a great range of challenging public policy issues at both the professional and collegiate levels.  Please join us for a candid conversation about "Sports in America" with former Los Angeles Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Working Together to Achieve Detroit’s Future

Oct 31, 2018, 2:30-3:50 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
The Ford School’s Michigan Politics and Policy class (PubPol 475/750) will be joined by Chase Cantrell, Executive Director and Founder of Building Community Value for a discussion about the future of Detroit on Weds Oct 31, 2:30pm. We have moved this class session to the larger Ford School Annenberg Auditorium (1120) so this lecture can be open to the public -- we hope to see you there!
Ford School
Conversations Across Differences

Truth Tour Stop: Ann Arbor

Oct 30, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Please join us for a special screening of Michigan Divided, a 48 minute documentary exploring political divisions in the state.  A 30 minute interactive audience conversation will follow.  The event is part of the Michigan Truth Tour provided by Bridge Magazine. Free and open to the public; RSVP here!  
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Policy Change as Political Strategy: America’s Health Reform Mosaics in Comparative Perspective

Oct 24, 2018, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom 1110
Professor Tuohy will speak about her new book, Remaking Policy: Scale, Pace and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform (University of Toronto Press 2018). The book presents a new theoretical framework for addressing perennial questions about the drivers of policy change. It argues that the scale and pace of major policy change - change that alters the balance of power, the methods of control or the organizing principles of a policy arena – are fundamentally driven by political calculations at the centre of government, as political actors assess their ability to overcome vetoes not only in the present but also over time. The book develops this argument by drawing on ten cases of health policy change across seven decades (1945-2017) and four nations (the United States, Britain, the Netherlands and Canada). In her talk Prof. Tuohy will pay particular attention to the American cases, showing why the US is especially prone to “mosaic” bursts of simultaneous small-scale changes, and why both “big-bang” (large scale, fast paced) and “blueprint” (large scale, slow paced) strategies have proved elusive.
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).
Book Talks @ The Ford School, CLOSUP Lecture Series

Barry Rabe: Can We Price Carbon?

Oct 1, 2018, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Barry Rabe discusses his book Can We Price Carbon? Moderated by John Milewski, Director of Digital Programming; Host and Managing Editor, Wilson Center NOW.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Student Symposium on Energy and Environmental Policy Research

Apr 25, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Student panels will discuss the implications of their independent research projects on state and local environmental policy on issues including water, energy, climate change, and land use.This event showcases the work of Ford School BA students enrolled in a section of PubPol 495 that is part of the CLOSUP in the Classroom Initiative. 
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Ann Arbor Mayor and City Council Candidate Forum

Apr 12, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Free and open to the public.Students of PUBPOL 456/756 invite the public to join them for a debate featuring candidates for the offices of mayor and city council in Ann Arbor. This event takes place as a product of PUBPOL 456/756. It originated and is planned, organized, and moderated by the students of the Ford School’s Public Policy Course 456/756 under the supervision of their instructor, former Mayor of Ann Arbor John Hieftje. Final details are pending on which candidates will participate, and will be announced here as soon as possible.
Ford School
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).
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The U.S. Energy Transition and Vulnerable Populations

Mar 7, 2018, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
The U.S. is in the midst of an energy transition. This path toward decarbonization of the energy sector promises many societal benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions, technological innovation, and reduced air pollution. The costs of this transition such as price spikes or job displacement, however, are not evenly spread across the population, since some individuals and communities are more vulnerable to the adverse impacts than others. In this presentation, I will introduce a framework for conceptualizing vulnerability and then provide an illustration of its potential application using the case of the renewable portfolio standard. I will also present findings from interviews and focus groups with individuals that reside or work within more vulnerable populations. These findings provide insights about the manner in which communities perceive of the energy transition, and how they cope with changes introduced by the transition.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Private Landowners, Public Policy, and the Energy Revolution

Feb 5, 2018, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Betty Ford Classroom 1110
The United States has seen dramatic growth in energy development with much of it occurring on privately owned lands, creating a unique raft of opportunity and risk for landowners. The presentation reviews research on the nexus of property ownership rights and regulatory policy, with a focus on Shale and Wind Energy. It introduces the concept of 'Private Participation' in the planning and siting of energy projects and discusses how private property ownership will continue to influence the energy revolution. 
Ford School

The Disappearing Franchise

Nov 13, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Vann R. Newkirk, II, Staff Writer at The Atlantic will highlight the ways in which democracy and the ballot have been curtailed historically and in the present for people on the margins of society, including post-Jim Crow and post-Shelby County v. Holder legal developments on gerrymandering and voter ID.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Past, Present, and Future of Elections in Michigan, and Beyond

Nov 6, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Since the November 2016 elections, issues surrounding the nuts-and-bolts of election administration have risen to the forefront of discussion and debate, both here in Michigan and across the nation. This CLOSUP event begins with Debra Horner presenting new survey data collected by the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) exploring views of Michigan's local government leaders on: confidence in the accuracy of Michigan elections; problems experienced in election administration; plans to update voting equipment; and support and opposition to a host of potential election reforms. Then Christopher Thomas will explore a range of related issues, placing Michigan’s experiences in broader national context, while discussing the past, present and future of election issues.  Thomas will address topics such as voter registration policy and the effects of President Trump's voter fraud commission as well as recent Supreme Court decisions regarding the Voting Rights Act, control of ballots, voting equipment failure, and allegations of Russian interference, ending with thoughts on challenges and reforms going forward.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation

Nov 1, 2017, 10:00-11:30 am EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom 1110
Vivian Thomson will offer an insider’s account of how power is wielded in environmental policy making at the state level. Drawing on her experience as a former member of Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board, she narrates cases in Alexandria, Wise, and Roda that involved coal and air pollution. She identifies a “climate of capitulation” —a deeply rooted favoritism toward coal and electric utilities in state air pollution policies. Thomson links Virginia’s climate of capitulation with campaign finance patterns, a state legislature that depends on outsiders for information and bill drafting, and a political culture that tends toward inertia. She extends her analysis to fifteen other coal states and recommends reforms aimed at mitigating ingrained biases toward coal and electric utility interests.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Carbon Pricing Canada Style: Pricing carbon in a post-Paris, Trump era

Oct 4, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom 1110
Can a carbon price survive in a highly decentralized, fossil-fuel producing nation that is tightly integrated with the economy of the United States? Against the backdrop of worldwide interest in carbon pricing as a way to meet commitments made in Paris, and in the context of a Trump presidency, this talk examines the history, origins and prospects of carbon pricing in Canada. The talk will focus on recent efforts at developing a national carbon price framework at the federal level, the challenges now facing the current federal government as it moves toward implementation, and the prospects for carbon pricing in the future. Specific attention will be paid to the role of recalcitrant provinces, a divided public, and the influence of political developments in the United States. The talk will also explore key controversies over carbon pricing, and highlight potential lessons from the Canadian experience.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

State Attorneys General and the Trump Administration: Rising Intergovernmental Conflict (and Perhaps Some Cooperation?)

Sep 13, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom 1110
With Republicans controlling Congress and the White House following the 2016 elections, Democrats have turned to the states to spur challenges to President Trump’s agenda. Among the most prominent of Trump’s state-level adversaries have been state attorneys general, who in just the first few months of 2017 have challenged federal policy from immigration to the environment. While intergovernmental conflict has continued to deepen, AGs have also found areas of bipartisan cooperation as well. This talk will discuss the role of state AGs during the early months of the Trump Administration. In addition to providing an overview of the various tools AGs have used to gain national prominence, Dr. Nolette will highlight several of the emerging trends in AG activity.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Net Gains for Pro-Environmental Behavior: Rebound Effects and Gateway Effects

Jun 12, 2017, 8:30 am-4:15 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
This One-Day Workshop is free and open to the public – but you must register to attend (see below)Space is limited to 50 participants – so register early!Registration/Check-in 8:30am-9:00am Program begins at 9:00am and adjourns at 4:15pmAgenda  http://closup.umich.edu/files/netgains-event-agenda-2017.pdfPresenter bios http://closup.umich.edu/files/netgains-event-bios-2017.pdfIn the environmental realm, people often worry about rebound effects, such that adoption of one pro-environmental behavior will undermine future environmental actions. Others assume that interventions will lead to gateway effects, whereby one pro-environmental behavior leads to others. This workshop will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss behavioral environmental interventions and the complications that arise when multiple behaviors or multiple instances of the same behavior are needed for program success
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Energy and Environmental Policy Research: a student symposium

Apr 26, 2017, 10:30 am-12:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Max and Marjorie Fisher Classroom (1220)
Student panels will discuss the implications of their independent research projects on state and local environmental policy on issues ranging from recycling and food policy to water and energy.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Emerging research on fracking and water policy: A panel discussion

Apr 12, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
While much attention has been focused on the threats that hydraulic fracturing poses to water systems—whether by its consumptive use of freshwater or the risk of contaminating ground- and surface waters—the financial wealth that oil and gas development brings to state and local governments may provide opportunities to protect water resources. This diverse group of scholars will discuss their research at the intersection of fracking and water policy, and as a panel explore whether there are particular policies or practices that might be scaled-up or replicated outside their geographical area of study to create more sustainable energy-water systems.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Fracking in a Flyover State: The Politics of Oil in the Grassland Prairies

Mar 6, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Development of the Bakken formation represents a multitude of trade-offs. The region is one of the great granaries of the world, but it is also the site of a recent oil and gas boom made possible by hydraulic fracturing. Overlapping with these natural resources is also a grasslands biome - one of the largest areas of grasslands in Canada and the US, which contains breeding grounds for millions of birds. How local residents understand the landscape is crucial to making fair and adequate policy to protect the ecosystem and the economy. This talk examines how landowners grapple with economic, environmental, and social trade-offs when making decisions about land-use.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

How Green is Your State? Constructing a modern state environmental index

Feb 8, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
The most recent comprehensive state environmental index is over 25 years old. Hall & Kerr's 1991-1992 Green Index uses 256 indicators to gauge the environmental performance and policies of every state and it is still being used today in lieu of any suitable replacement. American University's Center for Environmental Policy is creating a new state environmental index to assess the ecological efficiency of each state. Come hear American University's Riordan Frost discuss the preliminary results of this index, and learn more about the challenges and hard decisions inherent in constructing an index.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Economics of Place

Nov 30, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Join Daniel Gilmartin, Executive Director of the Michigan Municipal League for an engaging presentation and discussion around why placemaking is so important as an economic development strategy for communities.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series, EPI Speaker Series

Opportunity in Michigan: Lessons from leading education states

Nov 9, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Free and open to the public.Pizza lunch provided at 11:25am to the first 100 guests.Sponsored by: The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)Co-sponsored by: The Education Policy Initiative (EPI) and the University of Michigan School of EducationFor more information visit www.closup.umich.edu or call 734-647-4091.  Follow on Twitter @closup
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Energy, climate change, and the 2016 elections

Nov 2, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
The 2016 general election will have enormous implications for energy and climate policy in the United States. While much attention will be paid to the positions of presidential candidates, congressional and state elections will also have major implications for how federal and state governments address a variety of crucial issues such as implementing greenhouse gas reduction policies, regulating fracking, crafting subsidies for renewable energy, and much more. Experts with a variety of perspectives will discuss which elections they’re most closely watching, and what different results might mean for energy and climate policy in Michigan, Washington, and beyond.    
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Detroit's fiscal issues - now, and into the future

Oct 31, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Carol O'Cleireacain became Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy, Planning & Strategy in October 2014. She is a nationally recognized expert on fiscally troubled states and local governments.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Reclaiming the atmospheric commons: a new strategy for climate policy success?

Oct 3, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
This talk explores a surprising new strategy for climate change policy that has emerged in the last 10 years: “reclaiming the atmospheric commons.”  The strategy combines the idea of making polluters pay for their greenhouse gas emissions with the additional idea of using those revenues to generate tangible, broadly distributed public benefits. 
Ford School
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.