U-M’s Ford School hosts conversation with cross-state, cross-aisle US representatives

February 11, 2021
Contact: Daniel Rivkin rivkind@umich.edu,
Jeff Karoub jkaroub@umich.edu


DATE: 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Feb. 16

EVENT: U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI 8th District) and Peter Meijer (R-MI 3rd District) will share insights into the way forward on domestic and foreign policy issues. Both were involved with national security issues before running for office and now are members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.

The cross-aisle, cross-state conversation is timely and important, as the 117th congressional session has started with an insurrection, an impeachment trial, a disciplinary action in the House, and a push for major legislation that is passing along mostly partisan lines. The bottom line: Can Democrats and Republicans lower the temperature and find common ground to tackle the urgent problems facing the United States?

The event will be moderated by Michael Barr, dean of U-M’s Ford School of Public Policy.

PLACE: The virtual event is open to the public.

RSVP: Those interested in watching on YouTube and the Ford School’s Facebook page can register at Conversations Across Difference.

SPONSORS: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Ford School’s Domestic Policy Corps