Type: Public event

A conversation with former Republican Congressmen Mike Rogers and David Camp

Date & time

Nov 10, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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From the speakers' bios:

The Honorable Dave Camp is Senior Policy Advisor within PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) practice. In this role, Chairman Camp provides his perspective to PwC clients on the global business environment and important federal policy issues, including tax reform, the economy and the impact of proposed policy changes on businesses.

A member of Congress for over 24 years, Chairman Camp served as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means and is recognized for his leadership in advancing federal tax reform. In March 2014, he introduced the Tax Reform Act of 2014, the most comprehensive tax reform proposal since the mid-1980s. Prior to his Chairmanship, he was a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) for six years, serving as Chairman in 2011 and 2013 and Vice Chairman in 2012 and 2014.

Chairman Camp’s extensive tax policy experience helps companies navigate the dynamic legislative and regulatory process to develop successful strategies and advance policies meant to improve economic growth and competition in global markets.

As a former member of the U.S. Congress representing Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District, member of the U.S. Army and FBI special agent, Mike Rogers is in a unique position to shape the national debate on a wide variety of issues. Rogers uses his insider perspective gained from travelling the globe—from the Middle East to South America—to host Something to Think About with Mike Rogers on Westwood One.

From his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he chaired the powerful House Intelligence Committee and was a member of the Energy and Commerce panel, Rogers built a legacy as a tireless and effective leader on cybersecurity, counterterrorism and national security policy. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius remarked, Rogers was “a rare example of bipartisanship.”

Rogers has worked with two presidents, Congressional leadership and countless foreign leaders, diplomats and intelligence professionals to ensure the brave men and women who fight for our nation are equipped with the resources necessary to get the job done.

Rogers is a CNN national security contributor and also appears in the major print outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press. He is a staple on radio and had more Sunday show appearances than any other elected official in 2013 and 2014. In 2016, Rogers will host Declassified, an eight-part series on CNN that will delve into true stories of America’s covert operations around the world.

Rogers was a 1985 graduate of Adrian College, commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, through the University of Michigan, FBI special agent and is married with two children—a daughter and a son.

About the moderator:

John J.H. “Joe” Schwarz is a lecturer in public policy at the Ford School. He received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Michigan in 1959, and his medical degree from Wayne State University in 1964. Dr. Schwarz served his residency in otolaryngology at Harvard University, finishing in 1973. He has been in private practice in Battle Creek, Michigan for 39 years. Dr. Schwarz served in Southeast Asia for five years, first with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and as Assistant Naval Attaché in Indonesia. He then served with the Central Intelligence Agency in Laos and in Vietnam. Dr. Schwarz was a City Commissioner then Mayor of Battle Creek, from 1979 until 1986. He was in the Michigan Senate from 1987 until 2002, serving as President Pro Tempore of the Senate from 1993 until 2002. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Member of Congress. Dr. Schwarz was chairman of the board of directors of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan 2005-2007, and serves on numerous boards and commissions. He was a faculty member at Harvard for one year and holds 11 honorary degrees. In 2007, Dr. Schwarz served on the panel to investigate care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, appointed by the Secretary of Defense, on the Governor’s Emergency Financial Advisory Panel, and chaired the successful 2008 Constitutional Amendment proposal allowing Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Michigan. As a lecturer at the Ford School, he teaches “Topics in Public Policy: Congress and State Legislatures.”