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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Marijuana Policy in the U.S.: From the War on Drugs to Rapid Reform

Sep 26, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
In a new book, Marijuana: A Short History, the Brookings Institution’s John Hudak profiles how policy has evolved; how factors like economics, racism, politics, and public opinion have shaped policy, and what the future of marijuana policy may hold.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Ann Arbor City Council Candidates Debate

Apr 13, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Students of PUBPOL 456/756 invite the public to join them for a debate featuring city council candidates from the following wards

Community Conversation - restoring public trust in state government

Mar 30, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Join us for a Community Conversation about Restoring Public Trust in Michigan's State Government. Topics will include state government services, management of the public purse, and oversight of Michigan's political system.  We invite you to share thoughts, insights, and ideas! 
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Michigan’s Municipal Water Infrastructure: Policy Choices and Issues Conference

Mar 22, 2016, 8:30 am-12:00 pm EDT
Lansing Convention Center
The “Michigan’s Municipal Water Infrastructure: Policy Choices and Issues” conference is being sponsored by a consortium of universities across the state, with the hope of bringing a voice of academic research and analysis to the topic of municipal water policy in the state (particularly relevant in the face of the crisis in Flint). Faculty will present on a range of issues: from water supply engineering issues to municipal funding needs to health and environmental impacts to state and federal regulation.For more information and to register, please visit http://events.anr.msu.edu/MMWI/  This conference is free, however space is limited so please register early to secure your spot.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Philanthropic Foundations and the Grand Bargain in Detroit

Mar 17, 2016, 10:00-11:30 am EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Mariam Noland has been widely recognized as the "hero of the Grand Bargain," the landmark effort to save Detroit from bankruptcy. She was a central figure in organizing a collaborative of foundations to donate $816 million to bail out Detroit's pension system and protect the Detroit Art Institute's art from being sold, and will help oversee the Foundation for Detroit's Future, which was established to oversee Grand Bargain funds, for the next 20 years. Ms. Noland will engage in conversation with Megan Tompkins-Stange, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, about her experience as a foundation professional, her views about the role of philanthropy in providing for public needs, and how community foundations act as agents of social change. 
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Child care policy and advocacy in federal states: Ontario and Michigan in comparison

Mar 14, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, David G. and Judith C. Frey Classroom (1210)
Universal child care has been a longstanding goal of child care advocates in both Canada and the United States since the 1960s, yet in 2016 that goal remains stubbornly elusive in both federations despite decades of activism. Responsibility for child care delivery has been shared in both countries between federal, “meso” (provincial/state), and local governments with more of that responsibility being downloaded to the state/provincial level since the 1990s. Dr. Collier will present two meso level cases (Ontario and Michigan) to understand how child care advocates have navigated these decentralized landscapes. What factors explain successful policy outcomes and what barriers persist? Are universal programs and longer term social justice advocacy claims viable in decentralized federations?  View the poster.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

What the best-dressed ideas wear to Lansing’s policy Oscars: If the State of the State is Lansing’s policy Oscars, where does an idea go to rent a tux?

Jan 25, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
On January 19th, Governor Snyder delivers his 6th State of the State address. And, for lawmakers, lobbyists, and interest groups, the annual speech is the opportunity to create a red carpet moment for their policy goals. So, what does it take to get there? It's Just Politics co-hosts Zoe Clark (of Michigan Radio) and Rick Pluta (of the Michigan Public Radio Network) will talk about the marketing, the relationship-building, the polling, and the background research that’s needed to push some issues past the competing interests to get that rare, valuable mention as the governor sets his agenda for the year.

Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think About Energy in the Age of Global Warming

Nov 23, 2015, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
How do Americans think about energy? Is the debate over fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable energy highly partisan and ideological? Are people’s preferences for different energy sources idiosyncratic, or is there a common pattern that explains how people view energy across sources? How much does concern about climate change weigh on these opinions? 
Ford School
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
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Redistricting in Michigan: Should politicians choose their voters?

Nov 5, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Paul and Nancy O'Neill Classroom (1230), Weill Hall
What are the ramifications of partisan drawn districts that favor one party over another? Is there a better and fairer way to do this? What are the alternatives? This presentation, hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, will explore how legislative lines are drawn in Michigan, who draws them and why it is a critically important question for those concerned about fair representation.  
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

ELPP Lecture Series: Patricia Beneke, North America Regional Director for the United Nations Environment Programme

Oct 28, 2015, 4:30-5:30 pm EDT
South Hall, Room 1225
Please join us for the next installment of the Environmental Law & Policy Program's Lecture Series. Patricia Beneke, North America Regional Director for the United Nations Environment Programme, will be the featured speaker.Prior to her May 2014 appointment to the U.N., Ms. Beneke served as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for nearly 20 years, specializing in legislation and oversight matters relating to energy policy, water resources, and environmental issues. She also served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science for five years. A reception will immediately follow.  This event is free and open to the public.
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.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Fight of the Century? An introduction to the 2015 Canadian federal election

Oct 15, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
5th Floor Conference Room (5240), Weill Hall
David Houle, post-doctorate fellow at the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), will present a brief introduction to Canadian politics and an overview of the current 2015 federal election set to unfold on October 19, 2015. The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion.  
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Climate change opinions in the United States and Canada

Oct 13, 2015, 9:00-11:00 am EDT
This event will be held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) invites our Washington DC colleagues to attend a discussion hosted by the Wilson Center/Canada Institute featuring CLOSUP Director, Barry Rabe, and our collaborating National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE) partners, Christopher Borick, Director, Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion, and Erick Lachapelle, Assistant Professor, University of Montreal.  The discussion will feature findings from the FALL 2015 round of ongoing survey work in both Canada and the US.  Key themes will include public views on whether climate change is occurring, response to a range of possible policy options across levels of government, and reaction to Pope Francis' recent engagement on the issue.  The U.S. portion of the survey will also include an early look at how Americans want their states to respond to the new Clean Power Plan.  The session is free but requires registration.  Please call 202-691-4000 or email canada@wilsoncenter.org to reserve your seat.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Sustainable practices in a Michigan city

Oct 1, 2015, 5:00-6:30 pm EDT
Rackham Amphitheatre
Mayor George Heartwell will talk about challenges and successes of implementing sustainable practices within the City of Grand Rapids.Free and open to the public.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Webinar-CRC & CLOSUP on trends in Michigan local government fiscal health

Oct 1, 2015, 2:00 pm EDT
Webinar Presentation
This webinar was presented on October 1, 2015.  It can be viewed online and the Powerpoint presentation can also be downloaded as a PDF file.Citizens Research Council of Micigan (CRC) and the University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) invite you to join us for a webinar on trends in Michigan local government fiscal health.Michigan local governments were hit hard by the Great Recession, and their recovery since has been uneven. What is the state of local fiscal health today, who is improving, who declining, and where are trends pointing for the future? Please join the Citizens Research Council of Michigan (CRC) and the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) in the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy for a free webinar to explore these and related issues.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Promoting renewable electricity in Ontario, Canada: Policies and politics

Sep 28, 2015, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
CLOSUP welcomes guest speaker Ian Rowlands to discuss policies and politics of renewable electricity in Ontario, Canada. This lecture will examine the ways in which electricity generated by renewable resources (like solar and wind) have been encouraged in the province of Ontario (Canada) during the past 20 years.  
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series, STPP Lecture Series

Driving the future: Combating climate change with cleaner, smarter cars

Apr 22, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
In recognition of Earth Day, please join us for a very special lecture about what it takes to pass historic air quality legislation. Margo Oge served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 32 years, the last 18 of which she directed the Office of Transportation Air Quality. Ms. Oge led the Obama Administration’s landmark 2012 Clean Air Act deal with automakers, the nation’s first action targeting greenhouse gases. This regulation will double the fuel efficiency of automakers’ fleets to 54.5 mpg and cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2025.
CLOSUP Lecture Series, STPP Lecture Series

The Transportation Transformation and its Policy Implications

Apr 16, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Carl Simon, director of the University of Michigan Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, moderates this panel on transportation policy featuring Peter Sweatman, UM's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI); Matthew Naud, City of Ann Arbor; and Shannon Bouton, McKinsey Center for Business & Development. 
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Ann Arbor City Council Candidates Debate

Apr 15, 2015, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
Presented by former Mayor for the City of Ann Arbor John Hieftje and the students of the Ford School’s Public Policy 456/756 course. 
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

Can you be an entrepreneur in government?

Feb 16, 2015, 1:00-2:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Dr. Shelley Metzenbaum talks about the excitement of working in government and how one person can make a difference using the tools of outcomes-focused goals and measurement to illuminate, motivate, and communicate.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Shale public finance: Oil and gas development and local governments

Nov 5, 2014, 11:30 am EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Oil and gas development has increased substantially in the United States over the past decade, largely associated with shale resources. This increase has important implications for local government’s financial capacity to provide quality services to citizens. This talk will provide an overview of the major revenues and service demands (i.e., costs) associated with new oil and gas development for local governments, along with the net fiscal impact to date for county and municipal governments across ten oil and gas plays in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming.

Private film screening of “Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game"

Sep 24, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) will host a private screening of the documentary titled  Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game.   The screening is open to ALL Ford School students, staff, and faculty.  Pizza and soda provided.
Ford School