Almost a month after Election Day, experts discussed the threats to election security and cybersecurity and its role within the University of Michigan community in the second installment of the Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series.
Javed Ali, former senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, discussed the connections between technology and election security.
Two Native American activists spoke to students and faculty about the legal challenges against tribal sovereignty at a policy talk hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy on Tuesday.
Bryan Newland, a citizen of the Ojibwe community in northern Michigan and senior policy adviser at the Interior for Indian Affairs during the Obama administration, started off the discussion by addressing the sovereignty of Native tribes as referenced in the Constitution.
The third People’s Regents meeting took place over Zoom Thursday, bringing together approximately 80 faculty, staff and students with the goal of developing a common agenda of the most pressing and important topics across the University.
Organized by a committee from the All Campus Labor Council, a coalition of labor unions from all three University of Michigan campuses and Michigan Medicine, the meeting aimed to raise awareness about interests shared across the school.
A group of activists and scholars from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University discussed the connection between emergency management and policing the poor Wednesday afternoon. The event was part of a series called “Policing Black Power — From Watts to Detroit,” which examines how state institutions have exploited Black communities with an emphasis on Detroit.
One of the panelists, Claire McClinton, was part of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and the Communist Labor Party. She is from Flint, Mich., and both of her parents worked at General Motors Co.
As COVID-19 sweeps through the nation and the U.S. elected a new president, the Armenian Students’ Cultural Association at the University of Michigan has been raising funds and awareness for a different cause: the Nagorno-Karabakh war and renewed threats to Armenians.
The Donia Human Rights Center hosted a virtual discussion Thursday night on the human right to cross borders in search of a better life. The conversation centered around the recently published book, “Migration and Integration: The Case for Liberalism with Borders” by Tom Farer, professor at the University of Denver.
Ford professor Ann Chih Lin moderated the event and questioned Farer’s stance on open borders.