M Baqir is a Master of Public Policy Candidate at Michigan State University, and interned at the Embassy of Iraq in Washington DC. Baqir first generation Canadian-born Iraqi that’s raised in Detroit. Baqir is part of the Dearborn, MI community, which is home to the largest Arab-American and Iraqi-American community. Baqir spends much of his time volunteering, sitting on the board for two NPOs, that deal with civic engagement, American integration, and youth health and activism. Baqir believes that it’s the voice of the average person that will be a catalyst for change in this world and that diversity, coexistence, and dialogue is what gives strength to any community. In his free time, Baqir enjoys sitting with those who have different perspectives and sharing with the latter that different perspective.