People

Baqir Mohie El-Deen

M Baqir Mohie El-Deen completed his undergraduate education 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, immigration policy, and international policy. Prior to entering the MPP program, Baqir had a broad range of diverse experiences in both the public and private sectors, including the energy and technology industries. Baqir volunteers much of his time for various community organizations that catered to social issues affecting those in the various communities that he identifies with, holding executive board positions in two non-profit organizations.  Baqir founded a grassroots non-partisan organization in Michigan that advocates for Iraqi-Americans to get registered and head to the polls on election day.  During election season, Baqir allocates much of his free time canvassing for the ACLU, and judicial candidates.  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 Spring of 2019, Baqir aims to advocate for the policies that effect the communities that he identifies with, aspiring to be a catalyst for positive change.