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Rebecca Cohen

Ford School Senior Communications & Outreach Strategist
As a Ford School alum (MPP ‘09), Rebecca has 15 years of experience in strategic communication, public policy analysis and advocacy, and strategy development with the public, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors. Working with other departments,…

United States general election 2022

Nov 8, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Key dates and deadlines for the November 8 election, plus how to register and vote.

Michigan primary election

Aug 2, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold its primary election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

Michigan May 2022 regular election

May 3, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold a regular election on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and voters may have measures or candidates on their local ballots. The Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

2022 Ford School Commencement

Apr 30, 2022, 4:30-6:15 pm EDT
Elbel Field
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2022!
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren: Inequality

Feb 11, 2022, 4:00 pm EST
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Dean Barr will discuss Senator Warren's distinguished career as a public servant, perspectives on poverty and inequality in the United States, and her work to create a more just and equitable economic system.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

This is America: Building a more equitable economy

Jan 17, 2022, 12:00-12:50 pm EST
Join us for an important discussion between University of Michigan Ford School Dean Michael Barr with Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, to discuss his work to revive the economy while combating the racist systems embedded within it.
Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Economic empowerment and racial justice

Jan 12, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
The series is designed to foster dialogue on important issues of U.S. public policy. Faculty discussant Bill Bynum will focus on the role of policy to advance economic opportunity for disenfranchised populations.
Admissions

Hands-on, practical experiences

Dec 9, 2021, 1:00 pm EST
In this session, learn about the wide range of opportunities for students to engage with real-world policy issues in the classroom and through research, activities, and workshops.

Michigan November elections

Nov 2, 2021, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold elections on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Business and government: Diversity, regulation, and sustainability

Sep 23, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with Penny Naas (MPP '93) about key issues in government and business, including diversity, the relationships between the regulated and the regulators, and environmental sustainability.

2020 presidential election

Nov 3, 2020, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
The 2020 United States presidential election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. (Polling location times vary by state)
Conversations Across Differences, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Maya MacGuineas and Lawrence H. Summers: Is the federal deficit unsustainable?

Oct 7, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with Lawrence H. Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, on whether the growing federal deficit is sustainable for the United States economy.
Stream Available
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy

Apr 14, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation between Richard Cordray, former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Michael S. Barr, Dean of the Ford School. They will be speaking about Cordray's new book, Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy.

Ford School Reunion

Oct 4-5, 2019, 12:00-6:00 pm EDT
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
We'll be celebrating this fall! Save the date and join us for the Ford School Reunion!
Ford School

2019 Ford School Commencement

May 4, 2019, 4:30-6:30 pm EDT
Rackham Auditorium
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2019!

2019 Graduation Open House

May 3, 2019, 3:00-5:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Enjoy delicious food and live music as you tour the classrooms, spaces and suites of Weill Hall.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Economic Dignity

Apr 15, 2019, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
*Stream* Gene Sperling provides unique perspective and insights on the intersection between the U.S. and global economy and the most pressing economic policy issues of the day.
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Community development finance: Responding to community needs

Nov 30, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
The panelists will discuss their work in helping to deliver capital to America’s communities, the growth and transformation of the industry,  headwinds the field faces and what’s in store for the next 40 years of community development finance.