Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Federal tax reform: A dialogue

Date & time

Dec 4, 2017, 2:30-4:00 pm EST


Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public.


Betsey Stevenson, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics; Former member, White House Council of Economic Advisers



Dave Camp, Senior Policy Advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Former Chairman (R-MI), House Ways & Means Committee

Michael S. Barr, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Frank Murphy Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt Professor of Law; Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury



Mark Schlissel, 14th President of the University of Michigan


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.


Michael S. Barr is the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Ford School, the Frank Murphy Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, the Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt Professor of Law, and faculty director of the Center on Finance, Law, and Policy. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and, previously, at the Brookings Institution. He served from 2009-2010 as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, and was a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School; an M. Phil in International Relations from Magdalen College, Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar; and his B.A., summa cum laude, with Honors in History, from Yale University.


Mark S. Schlissel is the 14th president of the University of Michigan and the first physician-scientist to lead the institution. He became president in July 2014.

President Schlissel previously was provost of Brown University, where he was responsible for all academic programmatic and budgetary functions within Brown’s schools and colleges, as well as the libraries, research institutes and centers.

President Schlissel began his career as a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1991, where he earned a number of awards and fellowships for his research and teaching. He moved to the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California–Berkeley in 1999 as associate professor, advancing to full professor in 2002. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in immunology as well as a large introductory course in biology for life science majors.

He was UC-Berkeley’s dean of biological sciences in the College of Letters & Science and held the C.H. Li Chair in Biochemistry until his appointment as Brown’s provost in 2011.  He served as vice chair of the Molecular and Cell Biology Department from 2002-07.

Nationally, he has served as member and chair of the Immunobiology Study Section at the National Institutes of Health and on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Scientific Review Board.


Co-sponsored by the Domestic Policy Corps (DPC)