Environmental Policy Association Earth Day Teach-In
The Environmental Policy Association at the Ford School of Public Policy is hosting a teach-in about approaches to climate change across various sectors of policymaking. Policy professors will give lightning talks about how environmental issues are approached in their respective research areas, including international, economic, social, and health policy.
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Fifty years ago, U-M held the nation’s first “Environmental Teach-In” in March, 1970. The five-day event served as a model for the first Earth Day celebrations held nationwide the following month on April 22. Today, concerns about our environment are more urgent than ever. Join the University of Michigan March 9–14 as Earth Day at 50, a yearlong commemoration of that event, comes to a crescendo with speakers, teach-ins and activities across campus and various Ann Arbor venues.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences is hosting two events. These events are free and open to the public – please join us in support of Earth Day!
Deploying clean energy is a complex multi-disciplinary task and, to be most successful, requires approaches that combine the best technology, acceptable costs, public policy approaches, and social decisions.
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A discussion on one to(o) many.
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at email@example.com or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/.
Please also swing by the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
This is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk.
And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. This fall we are collaborating with Great Michigan Read, and other community partners, to enjoy participating in a wider project. Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read creates a statewide discussion each year on the humanities themes of a selected book.
Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, is the founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative. Currently an associate professor of pediatrics and human development at the MSU College of Human Medicine, she has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis and leading recovery efforts.
Keynote Speaker: Debra Houry, Director of National Center of Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the CDC
Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) has organized a inaugural research symposium featuring national experts to bring attention and focus to the current science and research on a critical and growing public health issue: prevention of firearm injury in children and teens. We are accepting poster abstracts that will identify innovative research and strategies to further expand and enhance prevention of firearm injury in children and teens. Topics of interest are universal and secondary firearm injury prevention, epidemiology, risk and protective factors, and policy analysis of firearm injury prevention. The conference goals are to share science on the topic and network with colleagues from multiple disciplines (medicine, public health, criminal justice, law and more) as we work together to reduce injury and death by firearms. After review, authors will be notified of the planning committee’s decision by email mid-July. Submit all abstracts electronically.
Attend the Central Bank of the Future conference on October 2nd and 3rd, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Topics will include, among other areas, technology and financial inclusion, digital currency (fiat and non-fiat), AML and financial inclusion. Speakers and attendees will include individuals from standards-setting bodies, central banks and other financial regulators, and policymakers, as well as futurists and technologists, and other financial ecosystem stakeholders.
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This conference will consider how the role of a central bank could evolve in the future to enable it to make greater contributions toward financial inclusion. It will consider monetary policy, financial sector supervision, and payments systems, as well as other functions. The conference is meant to identify technologies, processes, or tools that could benefit a central bank in supporting public policy objectives related to inclusion, and consider how other sectors, including the private sector and philanthropy, might have a role to play in supporting the development of those tools.
Key speakers include Michael Barr – Dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, Mary Ellen Iskenderian – President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, Jennifer Tescher – President and CEO of the Financial Health Network, and the following:
- Lobna Helal, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Egypt
- Sofie Maddens, Head of the Regulatory and Market Environment Division, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
- Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
- Michael Wiegand, Director of the Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Greta Bull, CEO, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
- Chris Calabia, Senior Advisor, Supervisory & Regulatory Policy Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Aishah Ahmad, Deputy Governor, Bank of Nigeria
- Leonardo Gambacorta, Head of Innovation & Digital Economy Unit, BIS
- Adrienne Harris, Professor of Practice, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
- Asheesh Birla, Senior Vice President of Product, Ripple
- Stefan Ingves, Governor, Sveriges Riksbank
- Njuguna Ndung’u, Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
- Abdel Banda, Co-founder and CEO, Banyan Infrastructure
- Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO, Barefoot Innovation Group and Hummingbird
- Aaron Klein, Economic Studies Fellow; policy director of Center on Regulation and Markets, Brookings Institution
- Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Global Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation and Group General Manager, HSBC
This conference is organized by the Scientific Panel on Population, Poverty, and Inequality of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), in collaboration with the Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The conference will feature researchers from a wide range of countries presenting research analyzing the interaction of population with poverty and inequality in low-income and middle-income countries. Schedule is available on the conference web site.