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STPP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Science for the people: Innovation policy in the United States

Jan 26, 2022, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Join us for a conversation on deploying science, technology, and data for the public good, with Kumar Garg, senior managing director at Schmidt Futures and former assistant director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Professor Shobita Parthasarathy.
STPP Lecture Series, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Fatima Hassan on global vaccine equity and health justice

Dec 6, 2021, 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Join us for a talk on global vaccine equity and health justice with Fatima Hassan, human rights lawyer, social justice activist, and the founder of the Health Justice Initiative in South Africa; and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
STPP Lecture Series

Jacqueline Patterson on environmental and climate justice

Sep 27, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Jacqueline Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of The Chisholm Legacy Project, and Kyle Whyte, Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and affiliate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, discuss environmental and climate justice.
STPP Lecture Series

Digital contact tracing: An unlikely policy story

Dec 7, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Erin Simpson, Associate Director of Technology Policy at the Center for American Progress, will join STPP for a conversation about digital contact tracing and privacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School, STPP Lecture Series

Cybersecurity: Threats, policy, and responses

Sep 30, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
In this conversation, Paul Abbate, Associate Deputy Director of the FBI, and David Levy, Vice President of Amazon Web Services, will discuss some of the challenges in addressing current cybersecurity threats, formulating policy, and calibrating responses. 
STPP Lecture Series

To Solve Drug Pricing We Must Solve the Drug Patent Problem

Feb 24, 2020, 4:00 pm EST
1110 Weill Hall
Priti Krishtel is a 15-year veteran of the global access to medicines movement. In 2006, she co-founded I-MAK, a nonprofit that works to combat the rising cost of prescription drugs by re-imagining the patent system so that people can get the lifesaving medicine they need.  
Ford School
STPP Lecture Series

Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century

Jan 22, 2020, 4:00-5:20 pm EST
Betty Ford Auditorium, 1110 Weill Hall
Layne Scherer is a senior program officer with the Board of Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Ford School
STPP Lecture Series

Post-Human Creativity: A Conversation

Mar 25, 2019, 4:00 pm EDT
Library Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
Join us for a live, unrehearsed, interdisciplinary conversation with faculty from diverse perspectives to explore the idea of Post-Human Creativity.
Ford School
STPP Lecture Series

Making Government Digital in a City of Contradictions

Jan 28, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
1110 Weill Hall
Drawing on examples from city government in the UK and US, Carrie will share what a Chief Digital Officer does all day, and a glimpse of the future of city government.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, STPP Lecture Series

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Network Neutrality

Sep 17, 2018, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a fierce dissenter from the FCC's May 2018 decision to end network neutraility, will have a conversation about the issues with the U-M's associate general counsel, Jack Bernard.
STPP Lecture Series

Science and technology policy in the Trump era

Jan 22, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
Has science and technology policymaking changed during the Trump Administration? How? What do the US politics of science and technology look like in 2018? Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring University of Michigan graduates working in science and technology policy in Washington, D.C.
STPP Lecture Series

Robocalypse Now?: Technology and the Future of Work

Sep 11, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
1110 Weill Hall
The process of technological displacement of workers began in the automobile industry in the 1960's, and with the rise of connectivity and AI it is accelerating rapidly.
Ford School
STPP Lecture Series

Partisan polarization on environmental protection and climate change

Dec 14, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
1110 Weill Hall
During the past two decades environmental issues and especially climate change have become very divisive issues in U.S. politics, both among political elites and lay persons. This presentation will track these developments with longitudinal data, paying special attention to trends in partisan polarization over climate change using Gallup Poll data from 1997 to 2016.
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

Kumar Garg: Science for the people

Jan 26, 2022 1:01:38

Former assistant director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Kumar Garg and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program Shobita Parthasarathy discuss deploying science, technology, and data for the public