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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

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

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, 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
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Non-Profit Role in Urban Revitalization

Jan 30, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Betty Ford Classroom
Richard Buery is President/CEO of The Children's Aid Society. Founded in 1853, CAS serves 80,000 children at 45 locations in New York City and Westchester, and its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and National Center for Community Schools serve thousands more nationally. Mr.
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2014 Commencement Ceremony

May 3, 2014 1:39:31

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The Charge to the Class was delivered by U.S. Senator Carl Levin. May, 2014.

2013 Commencement Ceremony

May 4, 2013 1:33:27

The 2013 Charge to the Class was be delivered by Paul O'Neill. Also includes Susan Collins, Carl Simon, Amazin' Blue, Eli Day (BA'13) & Cynthia Rathinasamy (MPP'13). May, 2013.

2011 Commencement Ceremony

Apr 30, 2011 1:36:53

Robin Wright delivered the keynote address as the Ford School celebrated our 2011 MPP, PhD, and BA graduates. May, 2011.

2010 Commencement Ceremony

May 1, 2010 1:32:54

Michael Pan (MPP '99) delivered the keynote address as the Ford School celebrated our 2010 MPP, PhD, and BA graduates. May, 2010.