Michael J. Abramowitz is president of Freedom House. Before joining Freedom House in February 2017, he was director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education. He led the museum’s genocide prevention efforts and later oversaw its public education programs.
He was previously National Editor and then White House correspondent for the Washington Post. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former fellow at the German Marshall Fund and the Hoover Institution. A graduate of Harvard College, he is also a board member of the National Security Archive.
After talks with Putin, Biden must act to support democracy and human rights | The Hill — April 18, 2021
China's Olympian Atrocity | Real Clear Politics — February 16, 2021
The long arm of the authoritarian state | The Washington Post — February 3, 2021
Racial Injustice Remains the Great Weakness of American Democracy | The Bulwark — June 4, 2020
Freedom of Movement is a Right, not a Privilege | The American Interest — May, 21 2020
Autocrats love a crisis. They're using the coronavirus pandemic to tighten their grip | The Los Angeles Times — April 13, 2020
American Paralysis Fuels Freedom's Retreat | The Bulwark — March 31, 2020
Can Zimbabwe be the next victory for democracy? | Washington Post — August 2, 2018
Americans still want their government to support democracy abroad | Dallas News — July 13, 2018
How Illiberal Leaders Attack Civil Society | Foreign Affairs — April 6, 2018
We looked at the state of democracy around the world, and the results are grim | The Washington Post — Jan. 17, 2018
Stop the Manipulation of Democracy Online | The New York Times — December 11, 2017
How Trump is undermining press freedom around the world | The Washington Post — May 2, 2017