Freedom House trustee
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 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.
A director of the World Press Institute, Kiechel has taught as an adjunct professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He is a graduate of Columbia University, holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and studied at the University of Cologne as a Fulbright scholar. After his graduate work, Kiechel was an editorial writer at the Voice of America.