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Federal tax reform: A bipartisan dialogue

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

DATE: 2:30-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

EVENT: As a new tax reform bill moves through Congress, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel will moderate a bipartisan discussion on current and historic tax reform efforts with a former chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee and the dean of U-M's Ford School of Public Policy. The event is open to the public.

Panelists are:

  • Former U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, senior policy adviser at PricewaterhouseCoopers, who was chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee from 2011 to 2015. Camp, who served in the House from 1991 to 2015, was recognized for his leadership in advancing federal tax reform.
  • Michael Barr, the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at U-M's Ford School and professor of public policy and law. Barr served from 2009 to 2010 as the U.S. Department of the Treasury's assistant secretary for financial institutions. He was a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
  • Mark Schlissel is is the 14th president of U-M and the first physician-scientist to lead the institution. He became president in July 2014. He recently co-authored an op-ed in the Detroit News titled "Tax Plan Hurts College Students."

The event will be streamed live online.

The panelists will address a broad range of practical and philosophical questions on tax reform topics: corporate tax rates, the right approach to taxing higher education, whether tax reform should take into account the current deficit, the effects of various tax reforms on wage growth, and whether reform should be affect all tax brackets equally, unlike the current proposal.

Attendees can join the conversation at #policytalks or by writing questions on cards that will be passed out at the entrance.

PLACE: Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (Room 1120), 735 S. State St., Ann Arbor

MEDIA RSVP: Media planning to attend should RSVP to Nicole Casal Moore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.

SPONSOR: U-M Ford School of Public Policy

INFORMATION: Tax reform: A dialogue