1. Wolverine Caucus: Changing Course In International Trade Policy — Implications for Michigan, the United States, and the World

    Mark Rivett posted November 20, 2018

    Tuesday, January 23, 2019

    Featured speaker:
    Alan V. Deardorff
    John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and Professor of Public Policy

    Anderson House Office Bldg, Mackinac Room, 5th Floor
    124 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Alan V. Deardorff

    Alan V. Deardorff, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics; Professor of Public Policy

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    President Donald Trump has tackled international trade policy during his second year in of office, just as he promised he would during his 2016 election campaign. Tariffs on steel and aluminum from various countries, exports from China, and potentially on automobiles and supply chains are having an effect – including the likelihood that consumers at home will see rising prices in the months and years to come. Renegotiated trade agreements made with South Korea, Mexico, and Canada will also change trade outcomes and could in influence corporate decision making in the manufacturing of goods and products. Please join us for an enlightening presentation by Professor Alan Deardorff who will explore these and other changes taking place in trade policy, and their likely implications for Michigan, the United States, and the world!

    Alan V. Deardorff is the John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and Professor of Public Policy. His research focuses on international trade. Dr. Deardorff and Bob Stern have developed the Michigan Model of World Production and Trade, which is used to estimate the effects of trade agreements. He is also doing theoretical work in international trade and trade policy. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, State, and Treasury and to international organizations including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Bank. Dr. Deardorff received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.


  2. Mayor Schor Announces Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council Members

    Mark Rivett posted July 18, 2018

    Read full press release at lansingmi.gov

    Mayor Andy Schor has announced the members of his new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council which was established by an Executive Order earlier this year. The Council will provide expertise, resources and support in citywide diversity acceptance, respect and celebration.

    Lansing Mayor Andy Schor

    Lansing Mayor Andy Schor

    “Part of the greatness of Lansing is its warm and welcoming spirit to people of all different cultural, ethnic, religious and personal orientations. These diverse expressions are part of what makes Lansing strong,” said Mayor Schor. “I am excited to announce that we are moving ahead with the formation of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council that will make our city even stronger going forward.”

    Mayor Schor is pleased to announce the appointment of the following members to the Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council: Amanda Bernes, Mark Brown, Michael Butler, Dax Carpenter, Dale Copedge, Manuel Delgaldo, Mark Eagle, Brandon Henderson, Melissa Jefferies, Stacy Locke, Clara Martinez, Tedi Parsons, Jason Peek, Feliz Rodriguez, Samara Morgan and Michelle Weinfeld.

    The council will begin its internal organizing efforts starting in September of 2018. The council will elect from among themselves a Chair, a Vice Chair and a Secretary. A formal installation and seating of the council will occur in January of 2019.


  3. Wolverine Caucus: Elections 2018

    Mark Rivett posted June 26, 2018

    Is There a Big Blue Wave Coming?

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Featured speaker:
    Michael Traugott, Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies

    Mackinac Room, 5th Floor Anderson House Office Bldg.
    124 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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    University of Michigan Alumni and friends who work in and around the State Capitol are welcome to participate in the Wolverine Caucus. Our mission is to provide diverse forums at which University of Michigan friends can meet one another, enjoy fellowship, exchange views, and learn from the world-class talents of the University of Michigan.

    Returning by popular demand, Professor Michael Traugott will dissect the latest trends and data behind the various factors that will influence voter behavior during this year’s important midterm elections. Historically, the U.S. President’s party in influences outcomes in off-year elections – as does the strength of the economy. Is there any evidence that there are changing sentiments in our state and nation, and we ask if there might be significant change on the horizon. Professor Traugott will help us sort through the reality and the rhetoric.

    Michael Traugott

    Michael Traugott is a Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Trained as a political scientist, his research interests include campaigns and elections, public opinion, and political communication. Dr. Traugott is the author or co-author of nine books and more than 75 journal articles and essays. He is the past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). He has a BA from Princeton University and an MA and PhD from the University of Michigan.

    For more information or to receive announcements of upcoming programs, call the UM Lansing Service Center at (517) 372-7801 or email Dr. Veronica Wilkerson Johnson (veronicj@umich.edu) or Angela J. McCullum (amccullu@umich.edu)


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