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Cooperative federalism and climate change: Rethinking traditional state and federal roles

Sep 24, 2014, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
The Obama Administration’s EPA created a stir when it recently proposed widely varying state carbon-intensity targets to be achieved by 2020 and permanently by 2030. Dr. Engel will discuss a recent paper that examines the bases for federal allocation, among the various states, of the greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed to meet federal air pollution standards under the Clean Air Act.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Ann Arbor 2014 Mayoral Candidates Town Hall

Apr 16, 2014, 1:15-2:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
The event is free and open to the public. Scroll to the bottom of this page for the event video. About the event The students of Ford School's Public Policy 456/756 class, along with their instructor and current Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje, have organized a Town Hall gathering of the four Ann Arbor 2014 Mayoral candidates to take place on Wednesday April 16 from 1:10pm-2:30pm in Annenberg Auditorium of the Gerald R.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The honorable lives of Gerald R. Ford and James Cannon

Mar 26, 2014, 7:30-8:30 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Reception and book signing following the program. Free and open to the public. Panelists: Scott Cannon, son of author James Cannon Captain James M. Cannon IV, son of author James Cannon Moderator: Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy, Gerald R.
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

Lessons from Youngstown – Planning for a Smaller, Greener City

Mar 19, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Discussants: Ian Beniston, Deputy Director, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation Hunter Morrison, Director, Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium Initiative John Russo, Visiting Research Fellow, Virginia Tech University's Metropolitan Institute (Arlington) Moderators: Margaret Dewar, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan June Manning Thomas, Centennial Professor, Urban and Regional Planning
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Transformation of America's metropolitan area economies: Lessons from four decades

Feb 12, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Read the working paper See the presentation slides Speaker: George Fulton, Director, Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, Department of Economics, Research Professor, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy, University of Michigan About the Speaker: George A. Fulton received his Ph.D.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

A vote of 'No Confidence'?

Jan 13, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided. Speaker: Susan Christopherson, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University See the presentation from the event: A Distinctive US Approach to Shale Gas Development? Abstract: Vertical drilling for natural gas, using at times another form of hydraulic fracturing, is permitted and has occurred for many years in the Marcellus Shale states.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Using information disclosure to achieve policy goals: How experience with the Toxics Release Inventory can inform action on shale gas fracking

Dec 4, 2013, 10:00-11:30 am EST
Weill Hall
****Watch the video**** Free and open to the public. Abstract The federal Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is the premier national example of a non-regulatory environmental policy, and it illustrates well both the potential and limitations of using information disclosure to achieve policy goals. The TRI was adopted in 1986 as an amendment to the federal Superfund law, and since 1988 we have had annual reports on the release of over 650 toxic chemicals by some 20,000 industrial facilities around the nation.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Til death do us part: Seeking an end to America's turbulent love affair with the cigarette

Oct 7, 2013, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Annenberg Auditorium Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Speaker: Kenneth E. Warner Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health About the lecture: The anti-smoking campaign has been arguably the most effective public health initiative in the U.S. in the past half century. Still, smoking remains the nation's leading cause of preventable disease and premature death.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Burn Documentary Film Screening (private screening by invitation)

Sep 25, 2013, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Annenberg Auditorium Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
The University of Michigan's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the Detroit School Series, and the Department of Urban Planning are sponsoring a private screening of the recent documentary about the challenges facing Detroit fire fighters. About the documentary At a time when the number of abandoned homes continues to increase along with the number of fires within the city, the number of fire fighters in Detroit continues to shrink.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The political feasibility of a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax

Sep 25, 2013, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public (pizza provided). Bob Inglis, Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. About the presenter: Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots organization Energy and Enterprise Initiative (E&EI) in July 2012.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Update on the Great Lakes Water Wars

Sep 23, 2013, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Speaker: Peter Annin, Managing Director, Environmental Change Initiative at University of Notre Dame About the lecture: This presentation delves into the long history of political maneuvers and water diversion schemes that have proposed sending Great Lakes water everywhere from Akron to Arizona. Through the prism of the past, this talk analyzes the future of Great Lakes water diversion schemes, which now rests on the Great Lakes Compact released by the eight Great Lakes governors in December 2005.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Getting the Climate Change Question Right

Apr 9, 2013, 4:15-5:15 pm EDT
Hutchins Hall Room 218
Presenting Rip Rapson, President & CEO of the Kresge Foundation Free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow in the hallway outside of room 250. About the speaker: Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a $3.1 billion private foundation based in metropolitan Detroit and founded by S.S. Kresge in 1924.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Civic engagement and performance management

Apr 1, 2013, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Annenberg Auditorium Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Free and Open to the Public. Presenting: Mark Funkhouser, Director, Governing Institute, Former Mayor of Kansas City, MO Abstract "The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves in their separate and individual capacities." - Abraham Lincoln Government exists to produce positive outcomes in the community and those outcomes are "co-produced" by government and citizens working together.  Every citizen has p
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Funding local government in Michigan: A broken system?

Mar 28, 2013, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Light reception to follow. Free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at 616-254-0384 or ford_events@nara.gov. Join the conversation on Twitter: #fordschoolgrandrapids About the event The Ford School's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) will discuss findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey, which asked leaders from 1,329 of Michigan's local governments to report on the future of public services in their jurisdictions in the a
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Fourth Annual United States-Canada Conference 2013

Mar 22, 2013, 5:30-8:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Open to the Public Dr. Henry Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the University of Michigan, and Tom Clynes, contributing editor at Popular Science, will deliver the keynote speech for the Fourth Annual U.S.-Canada Policy Conference, hosted by the Domestic Policy Corps and the International Policy Students Association. The 2013 conference, entitled "Planning for 2050: North American Policy for the Future of the Arctic," will focus on U.S. and Canadian Arctic policy, including issues related to the environment, national security, energy, and commerce.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Special Screening of State of Emergency @ Rackham Amphitheater (4th Floor)

Feb 23, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm EST
Rackham Ampitheatre
Special screening of State of Emergency, a new documentary play inspired by Michigan's controversial Emergency Manager Law. On Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 pm, we will live-stream the performance (taking place in Flint) in Rackham's 4th floor amphitheatre.
CLOSUP Lecture Series, Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling Health Policy Fund

Fractious federalism and the future of Medicaid

Feb 18, 2013, 1:00-2:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and Open to the Public Frank J. Thompson, Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark. Author of Medicaid Politics: Federalism, Policy Durability, and Health Reform With Commentary provided by: Scott L.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

How we fund local government: Michigan's local leaders see need for reform

Feb 13, 2013, 3:00-4:00 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 5th Floor Seminar Room
Presenting the findings on the system of funding of local government. About the Michigan Public Policy Survey The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) is a program of state-wide surveys of local government leaders in Michigan. The MPPS is designed to fill an important information gap in the policymaking process.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Massachusetts Comes to Michigan: Lessons about Health Care Reform from Business Leaders

Feb 11, 2013, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public: Reception to follow. The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) will bring together key Massachusetts and Michigan business leaders along with University of Michigan experts to explore lessons from Massachusetts' experience with health reform and what may be ahead as the Affordable Care Act is implemented in Michigan. Join us for an interactive panel discussion including:Thomas Buchmueller
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The City After Abandonment

Jan 28, 2013, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Presenters: Margaret Dewar, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan June Manning Thomas, Centennial Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan Commentator: John Gallagher, Author, Writer, Detroit Free Press About the panel: Many American cities, especially those in the Northeast and Midwest, have lost jobs and population for decades.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Black and Blue documentary film screening and panel discussion

Jan 23, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm EST
Weill Hall
Join the conversation on Twitter: #blackbluedocumentary The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies will host a screening of the documentary titled Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game, followed by a panel discussion featuring former Senator Buzz Thomas (grandson of Willis Ward) and Steve Ford (son of President Gerald R.
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Shale Gas and Fracking: Issues for State and Local Governance

Dec 3, 2012, 10:00-11:30 am EST
Weill Hall
Free and Open to the Public Panelists: Christopher Borick, Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion Jacquelyn Pless, Energy Policy Associate, National Conference of State Legislatures Erich Schwartzel, Editor of Pipeline, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Moderator: Barry Rabe, Director, Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) See the presentations from the event: by Christopher Borick  
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

25% by 2025: Michigan's renewable energy ballot proposition

Oct 17, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and Open to the Public Panelists: Eric Lupher, Director of Local Affairs, Citizens Research Council of Michigan Sanya Carley, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Thomas P. Lyon, Professor, Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan Abstract Michigan and twenty-eight other states have enacted legislation that mandates increases in the amount of electricity that they use from renewable sources.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Attitudes Among Michigan Local Officials Regarding PA 4

Sep 28, 2012, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 5th Floor Seminar Room
Michigan Capital Area Chapter, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference – Spring 2012 MPPS Emergency Manager law (PA4) findings
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

"Single-Sex Schools, Student Achievement, and Course Selection: Evidence from Rule-Based Student Assignments in Trinidad and Tobago."

May 1, 2012, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 5th Floor Seminar Room
CIERS Special Event CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Gender and the STEM Trajectory: Evidence from the NLSY97

Apr 25, 2012, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 3rd Floor Seminar Room
CIERS: Causal inference in Education research seminar CIERS Mission: The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress.
Ford School