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Book Talks @ The Ford School

Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe

Mar 27, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Palmer Commons, 4th Floor Forum Hall
Shobita Parthasarathy discusses her new book, Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe (University of Chicago Press, 2017), followed by discussion with Richard Hall, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Michigan, then audience Q&A.

Patents, social justice, and public responsibility

Mar 27, 2017, 8:30 am-6:00 pm EDT
4th floor Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
This one-day symposium aims to grapple with this growing controversy, and explore ways forward for patents and patent systems that maximizes the public interest and social justice. The day will end with a book talk and reception celebrating the publication of Shobita Parthasarathy’s Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe (University of Chicago Press, 2017). 

STPP/InSPIRE Movie Night

Feb 16, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm EST
1230 Weill Hall
The STPP-affiliated student group, InSPIRE, is hosting a movie night of Ex Machina next Thursday, February 16th at 6pm in 1230 Weill Hall. Dinner will be provided. Please plan to attend the screening and discussion of this independent science fiction psychological thriller film!  
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Alumni Webinar: Katie Reeves, MPP

Feb 7, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
5140 Weill Hall
Katie Reeves is the Engagement and Communications Lead for the US Global Change Research Program's National Coordination Office. She is in charge of developing a strategy for the program's engagement with both Federal partners and non-Federal stakeholder communities (e.g., academia, practitioners, professional organizations, community leaders, interested public). She is also the liaison to the Social Sciences Coordinating Committee, working to better integrate social sciences into Federal global change research. Finally, she oversees more traditional communications work including maintaining a web presence and product development/roll-out. She holds a BA, MPP, and STPP certificate from the University of Michigan.
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Alumni Webinar: Nathan Boll, MS

Jan 12, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
5140 Weill Hall
Nathan Boll is the Space Policy Research Assistant in the Division of Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) of the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. He is also the Graduate Fellow in International Science and Technology Policy at the Space Policy Institute. Previously, Nathan served as a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies, working on the Space Studies Board. He received a MS in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences and a certificate in Science, Technology and Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and is currently working on a MS in International Science and Technology Policy at the George Washington University.
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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.

Before the Flood

Nov 9, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm EST
4240 Weill Hall
Join us for a screening of Before the Flood, a documentary on climate change.
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History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences Symposium

Sep 29, 2016, 2:00-5:30 pm EDT
1014 Tisch Hall
The symposium will examine the history and philosophy of the social sciences, bringing together lines of inquiry that often exist separately. Symposium participants will include philosophers, historians, and sociologists.
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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. 
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ELPP Lecture Series: Michael Wara

Nov 20, 2014, 11:45 am EST
South Hall, Room 1020
Please join us for the latest installment of the ELPP Lecture Series. Professor Michael Wara, Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, will be the featured speaker. A non-pizza lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
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Policy Talks @ the Ford School

"Is the utility of the future sustainable?" a lecture by Severin Borenstein

Sep 22, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
Severin Borenstein will discuss the economic changes that are likely to occur in the utility business model as renewables expand: how wholesale electricity markets will be affected, the impact on retail electricity distribution, and the incentives created for generators, distributors and consumers of electricity. He will also examine the role of demand response, storage, and transmission in adapting to the new realities of the electricity business.