A Conversation with Governor Jennifer Granholm

Mon., April 17, 2017 | 5:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Harris Public Policy, Room 289B
1155 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: The Project on Political Reform and Women in Public Policy

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Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm speaks with Harris students on April 17, 2017.
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm speaks with Harris students on April 17, 2017.

Join us for lunch and conversation with current Institute of Politics fellow and Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm. Granholm will share her experience in leadership on a state level, and her career as Governor and State Attorney General. This is an informal discussion, so please bring your questions. 

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP here by Thursday, April 13.


Jennifer Granholm

Former two-term governor of Michigan, Jennifer M. Granholm, who is credited with leading Michigan though a period of unprecedented economic challenge and change, is an authority on leadership; politics; economic diversification; clean energy policy; advanced manufacturing; and industrial clusters.

Granholm became the first woman to be elected as governor of Michigan in 2002, and in 2006 she was re-elected with the largest number of votes ever cast for governor in the state. As a result of the meltdown in the auto industry and the global shift in manufacturing jobs, Michigan had the toughest economy in the nation and Granholm worked relentlessly to diversify it, adding new jobs and emerging sectors, such as clean energy, to Michigan’s economic portfolio. As a result of her leadership, Michigan led the country in the improvement of job market conditions between 2009 and 2010, according to the Gallup Job Creation Index.

Prior to her two terms as governor, Granholm was Michigan’s attorney general from 1998-2002. After leaving public office, Granholm joined the faculty at UC Berkeley, teaching courses in law and public policy, and was named a senior research fellow at the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. In that capacity, Granholm is chair of the American Jobs Project, a major research initiative focused on state-based policies to create advanced manufacturing jobs in clean energy. Granholm is a senior contributor to CNN, is the CEO of Granholm Mulhern Associates, and serves on several boards. She is also the co-author of the political bestseller, A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future and was a senior partner on jobs and energy policy during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.