Wolverine Caucus

Wolverine Caucus members are University of Michigan alumni including legislators, lobbyists, staff, and advisors working in and around State of Michigan government. They meet with U-M experts on timely, relevant public policy subjects during the legislative session. Our mission is to provide diverse forums at which U-M friends can meet one another, enjoy fellowship, exchange views and learn from the world-class talents of U-M faculty and administrators.

The Caucus is informal, with no dues, no elections, no organizational chart. Please join us at a Wolverine Caucus event soon! A delicious lunch is provided, prepared with locally grown produce. Vegetarian meals are available.

View Wolverine Caucus event details here.

To receive announcements of upcoming programs, call the U-M Lansing Service Center at 517-372-7801 or email veronicj@umich.edu or amccullu@umich.edu and ask us to add your name or the names of associates.

2019 Schedule

Event Date | Time | Location

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

 

Featured speaker: Professor Alan Deardorff, UM Ford School of Public Policy

Additional Information available here

Wednesday, January 23
11:30am – 12:30pm

House Office Building Mackinac Room,
5th Floor

M-OPEN: Progress in addressing the Opioid Epidemic

 

Featured speakers: Project Manager Leonardo Kattari and M-OPEN Faculty

Additional Information available here

Tuesday, February 26
11:30am – 1:00pm

MI Senate Binsfeld Office Building,
5th Floor

Taking the Pulse of Older Adults: UM Poll on Healthy Aging

 

Featured speakers: Erica Solway, Dr. Jeff Kullgren, and Dr. John Ayania UM Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI)

Additional Information available here

Tuesday, March 19
11:30am – 1:00pm

Boji Tower,
Senate Hearing Room, 1st Floor

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Where Are We, Where Are We Going, and What Should We Be Worrying About?

Featured speakers: Professor Rada Mihalcea, Professor John E. Laird, and Walter S. Lasecki

Additional Information available here

Tuesday, April 16
11:30am – 12:30pm

House Office Building Mackinac Room,
5th Floor

Type 2 Diabetes – A costly disease and a leading cause of death, New Pathways to Preventing and Managing Diabetes

 

Featured speaker: Dr. Caroline Richardson, UM Medical School

Additional Information available here

Tuesday, September 24
11:30am – 12:30pm

House Office Building Mackinac Room,
5th Floor

2018 Schedule
Event Date | Time | Location

Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Prescription:

Michigan’s Demographic and Economic Outlook over the Next 30 Years

Featured speaker: Professor Emeritus George Fulton, UM College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Additional Information

Tuesday, January 16
11:30am – 12:30pm

House Office Building Mackinac Room,
5th Floor

Living on $2 A Day: It’s Happening in Michigan

How Can We Alleviate Poverty in Michigan and Beyond?

Featured speaker: Dr. Luke Shaefer, UM School of Social Work

Additional Information

Tuesday, February 20
11:30am – 12:30pm

MI Senate Binsfeld Office Building 5th Floor,
Room 5550

Supporting Success for the Children of Flint

UM-Flint Champions Early Childhood Education

Featured speaker: UM-Flint Dean of Education Bob Barnett, and Amy Hesse, Director of the UM-Flint Early Childhood Development Center.

Additional Information

Tuesday, March 13
11:30am – 1:00pm

MI Senate Binsfeld Office Building 5th Floor,
Room 5550

At Michigan – Robotics is a Team Sport!

Featured speakers: Professor Jessy Grizzle, UM College of Engineering, fellow Robotics faculty and students

Additional Information

Tuesday, April 17
11:30am – 1:00pm

State Capitol Building Speaker’s Library,
2nd Floor

Elections 2018

 

Featured speakers: Professor Emeritus Michael Traugott, UM Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research; and Communication Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Additional Information

Tuesday, September, 25
11:30am – 12:30pm

House Office Building Mackinac Room,
5th Floor

Can’t make it to a Wolverine Caucus event? You can now watch the Caucus events on your local cable station.

  • Public Media Network – Kalamazoo MI Charter – Channel 191 Mondays at 6:30pm and Thursdays at 10:00am
  • Saginaw Government Tv – Saginaw MI Charter – Channel 99 Thursdays and Sundays at 7:00pm. *They will also play it throughout the day when a slot is available.
  • WBRW TV – Washington MI, Village of Romeo MI, Bruce Townships MI Comcast – Channel 6 *Does not have a set air date because our program isn’t 2 hours or longer.
  • LCC-tv Tuesdays at 7:00pm