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“Engaging Heartland Residents: Rebuilding Pride, Ownership, and a Brighter Future”: U-M Ford School Weiser Diplomacy Center.:

Panelists explore approaches to industrial heartland economic renewal in order to address a root cause of the polarizing politics undermining Western democracies and the transatlantic alliance. Panelists include California congressman Ro Khanna, Brookings Institution fellow Fiona Hill, former The Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows, writer Deborah Fallows, Management Board of Business Metropole Ruhr (Germany) chair Julia Frohe, Brandenburg (Germany) state secretary Thomas Kralinski, The Right Place (Grand Rapids) business support company CEO Randy Thelen, Public First (UK) policy consultancy founder Rachel Wolf, and U-M Weiser Center director John Ciorciari. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Rm., 530 S. State St. Livestream available. Free. Preregistration required at bit.ly/11-22-weiser-heartland. 647–3429.

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