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Michael Meyer-Resende

Executive Director – DRI
Michael Meyer-Resende is and experienced democracy expert and DRI’s Executive Director. He was one of DRI’s co-founders, a growing non-profit organization with around 100 team members. In this role, he is in charge of strategic leadership and overall management of the organisation with the Executive Team. Michael has been working in international relations, diplomacy, media and democracy support for more than 20 years, including at the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the European Union and the BBC. He worked in 50 countries, published numerous briefing papers and reports and regularly writes for media, such as The Guardian, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, EUObserver and for think tanks, such as Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, International Relations Democracy, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), Civil Society and International Law. He is a fully qualified lawyer (Freiburg, Berlin) with an LL.M. in European Law (College of Europe, Bruges).