Myron Orfield is a professor of law and the executive director of the Institute on Race & Poverty at the University of Minnesota. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
He has served in both the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate, where he has precipitated chanegs in policy concerning land use, fair housing, and school and local government aid programs. He subsequently wrote a book, Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability based on his political work on these issues, published by the Brookings Institution. He published a second book American Metropolitics: The New Suburban Reality based on his work with the nation's 25 largest regions.