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Conrad Kiechel

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Conrad Kiechel

Executive Director, Global Programming and Events, Milken Institute
Conrad Kiechel

Conrad Kiechel is executive director of global programming and events at the Milken Institute; in that role, he oversees all the signature convenings of the Institute, including its annual Global Conference. He is also publisher of the Milken Institute Review, a journal of economic policy. Previously, he was international editorial director of Reader's Digest, overseeing more than 40 international editions, as well as head of its European editorial office. His contributions at Reader's Digest include interviews with such figures as Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.


Kiechel is on the Board of Trustees of Freedom House, and for two decades has served as a director of the World Press Institute. A graduate of Columbia University, he holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and studied at the University of Cologne as a Fulbright scholar. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.