People

Baqir Mohie El-Deen

MPP Student

M Baqir Mohie El-Deen graduated in 2017 with a degree in finance and a minor in science from Eastern Michigan University. Baqir entered the MPP program in the Fall of 2017. Baqir’s policy interests include economic policy, energy policy, and international policy—with a focused interest in his native homeland of Iraq. Prior to entering the MPP program, Baqir had a broad range of diverse experience in both the public and private sectors, including the energy industry and technology industry. Baqir volunteered much of his time for various community organizations that catered to social issues effecting both the youth and refugees, holding executive board positions in some non-profit organizations. Baqir was born in Montreal, Canada, where his parents originally sought refuge from the Ba’athist regime in Iraq, and was raised in Detroit, MI, where he proudly calls home. In his spare time, Baqir enjoys conversing with friends and strangers alike, exchanging views, ideas, experiences, and narratives. Baqir also enjoys the natural outdoors, where he relaxes and organizes his thoughts.

After completing the MPP program in the Winter of 2019, Baqir aspires to complete a JD and PhD in related studies to utilize all attained skills and knowledge to work between his native homeland of Iraq and his adoptive homeland in the United States. Baqir desires to be a catalyst for change that begets safety and peace for all.