About Ford+Munk





The Ford+Munk Conference is an annual student-led policy conference among students at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (The Munk School) and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (the Ford School), one of America’s premier public policy institutions. Held in the Winter/Spring (Ford+Munk) semester, the event brings together students from both schools in a team-based learning environment where they are challenged to analyze, evaluate, and present key findings related to a current policy issue facing both sides of the border. It’s a great opportunity to further your understanding of multi-stakeholder and cross-border policy collaboration and implementation – and have fun in the process!   At the conclusion of the weekend, a panel of faculty judges will select the best proposal.

Organized as a case competition, Ford+Munk aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Develops a policy student’s problem solving capabilities through a vehicle that is uncommon in policy programs;
  • Allows for Ford and Munk students to interact in a more intimate setting;
  • Acts as an exercise rooted in developing teamwork and presentation skills;
Students are placed into case teams ahead of time, and each team will feature a mix of Ford and Munk students.  No preparation is necessary leading up to the conferences.