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Say Congratulations to MPLP's Class of 2017

February 10, 2017

Michigan State University’s 2017 Class of Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellows are starting 10 months of learning that will introduce them to new communities, leading political...

Election 2016: Results and Reflections

November 09, 2016

The results are in.


MPLP Alums Win State House Seats

November 08, 2016

Michigan Political Leadership Program alumni won seven seats in the Nov. 8 election which saw a new president elected.

Four incumbents will return to state House seats and three more will...

Legislative Interns: Learning. Applying. Networking for success. Sign up now!

October 26, 2016

The time is now for state Capitol interns to sign up for the first of two great networking opportunities.

Sign up now for a January 27, 2017 workshop in internship best...

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Michigan Policy Insiders: Neither Liberal Nor Conservative

October 26, 2016

Most Michigan political “insiders” consider themselves neither liberal nor conservative.

Participants in state policymaking are more likely to identify as Republican than Michigan’s adult...

Commercials, Communications, Crises: MPLP's Incredible Media Weekend

October 06, 2016

Be a source BEFORE you are a subject.

Know your key messages.

Know the 10 C’s of communications.

With political public relations guru Kelly Rossman of Truscott Rossman and...

New Book Shows Democrats and Republicans Are Nothing Alike

October 06, 2016

Republicans embrace conservative values, smaller and simpler government and leaders who remain true to their beliefs.

On the other side of the aisle, Democrats focus on particular policy...

MPLP Speakers Howard Dean and Ana Navarro

Howard Dean and Ana Navarro Are 2017 MPLP Fundraiser Speakers

September 08, 2016

Marking the 2016 presidential campaign, Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program will feature a former Democratic presidential candidate and a Republican strategist and...

IPPSR Adds Forums on Mental Health Access and Emergency Manager Reform

August 16, 2016

IPPSR is extending its popular springtime Public Policy Forum Series to the fall season with two new forums -- Sept. 7 and Sept. 14.

The Sept. 7 panel will focus on access to mental health...

committee hearing in simulation

Simulating the Michigan Legislature with MPLP

July 29, 2016

Briefcases are parked nose-to-nose at the foot of the walls and out of the way. Laptops are open, network connections are confirmed and everyone is wearing a name tag with someone else’s name....

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