Video | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Democracy and Debate
Dean Michael Barr
Michael Barr
Joan and Samuel Weill Dean of 
Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford 
School, University of Michigan

The speaker will explore the critical issues facing the country during the Fall 2020 election, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis. 

Michael S. Barr is the Joan and Samuel Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School, the Frank Murphy Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, the Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffit Professor of Law, and Faculty of the Center on Finance, Law and Policy at the University of Michigan. He served from
2009-2010 as the U.S. Department of the Treasury‚Äôs 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; his Ph.D. 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.