Virtual public policy event to feature Barbara McQuade

The Citizens Research Council will hold its 2020 Virtual Public Policy Event with guest speaker Barbara L. McQuade on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7:30 pm.

There will also be a panel discussion on Public Health in Michigan during COVID-19 moderated by Timothy Michling, the Citizens Research Council’s health policy research associate.

Sponsorships are still available, and individuals may register at $20 per person. All donations are tax deductible. To register online, visit or call 734-542-8001. Sign-in details will be provided before the event.

A former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, McQuade will share her perspective on how police reforms in Detroit addressed issues still confronting other major cities.

From 2010 to 2017, McQuade was the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

She served as deputy chief of the National Security Unit, where she prosecuted cases involving terrorism financing, foreign agents, export violations, and threats.

McQuade is currently teaching at the University of Michigan Law School.

“Like many not-for-profit organizations, the Citizens Research Council of Michigan was forced to change from our successful, well-attended dinners to a virtual event this year,” said Eric Lupher, president of the Citizens Research Council. “We think the replacement will be of great interest. We are tackling two issues that are very much in the news every day – police reform and public health. The
Research Council’s ability to address important public policy issues will improve the discourse on these important topics.”

Founded in 1916, the Citizens Research Council of Michigan works to improve government in Michigan. The organization provides factual, unbiased, independent information concerning issues of state and local government organization, policy and finance.


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