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Michael Abramowitz

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Michael Abramowitz

President, Freedom House
Michael Abramowitz

Michael J. Abramowitz is the president of Freedom House, a non-partisan voice dedicated to supporting democracy. There he oversees a unique combination of analysis, advocacy, and direct support to frontline defenders for freedom, especially those working in closed authoritarian societies. Formerly he directed the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, and before that he led the museum’s genocide prevention efforts. He spent the first 24 years of his career at The Washington Post where he was National Editor and then White House correspondent. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former Marshall Memorial fellow at the German Marshall Fund and media fellow at the Hoover Institution. A graduate of Harvard College, he is also a board member of the National Security Archive, and a member of the Human Freedom Advisory Council for the George W. Bush Presidential Center and a member of the Advisory Council of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue.