Mark Funkhouser describes how government and citizens working together can produce positive outcomes, including in community economic development and the tools and techniques of deliberative democracy. April, 2013.
Massachusetts and Michigan business leaders and University of Michigan experts explore lessons from Massachusetts' experience with health reform and what may be ahead as the Affordable Care Act is implemented in Michigan. February, 2013
Margaret Dewar, June Manning Thomas, and commentator John Gallagher discuss "The City After Abandonment" book findings and what these suggest about the future for better, though smaller, cities. January, 2013.
Nicholas Bagley, Genevieve Kenney, Chris Priest, and moderator Thomas Buchmueller share their views on logistic and legal realities of the Affordable Care Act and answer audience questions. March, 2011.
Christopher Borick, Erick Lachapelle, Barry Rabe and moderator Don Scavia reviews current policy commitments and provide an overview of public opinion on climate change and public policy options. February, 2011.
Howard S. Bloom, Brian Jacob, Johnathon Matthews, and Michael F. Tenbusch discuss the new results of the NYC study as well as the ongoing efforts among the small school community in the Detroit area. January, 2011.
Thomas H. Howlett, Andy Jacob, Christopher Mullin, Richard Vedder and moderator Susan Dynarski discuss for-profit colleges in the latest in the Education Policy Initiative Seminar Series at CLOSUP. November, 2010.
John Bebow of the Center for Michigan, Lynn Jondahl of the Michigan Prospect, Michael Van Beek of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Chuck Wilbur discuss Michigan educational policy in the wake of the 2010 elections and beyond.
Harvard education economist Roland Fryer describes the positive impact of the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) on school achievement. Fryer also discusses whether schools alone can eliminate the achievement gap. January, 2010.
Olga Savic Stella, Margaret Garry, Brad Wilson, Dan Carmody, and moderator Larissa Larsen discuss urban food retail, including past, current and future approaches to improving access to fresh food in urban areas like Detroit, Michigan.
Panelists John C. Austin, Charles L. Ballard, Kim Hill, Christopher Hayter, with moderator Paul Courant discuss the current and future state of the Michigan economy. February 2009. Hosted by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy.
Panelists Michael Flanagan, Frederick Hess, JD Hoye, Sanford I. Weill, Deborah Loewenberg Ball and moderator Brian Jacob discuss the role that the private sector can play in public education. March, 2008.