President, Freedom House
Michael Abramowitz is the president of Freedom House, a nonpartisan voice promoting democracy where he oversees analysis, advocacy, and direct support to frontline defenders for freedom. Previously, he directed the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, and before that he led the museum’s genocide prevention efforts. Abramowitz spent the first 24 years of his career at The Washington Post, where he was national editor and then White House correspondent. A former fellow at the German Marshall Fund and the Hoover Institution, Abramowitz is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Security Archive board, and the Human Freedom Advisory Council for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.