Michael Abramowitz

President

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.

Outside Publications: 

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