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Michael Abramowitz

Director, Voice of America

Michael Abramowitz serves as the director of Voice of America. Abramowitz is an experienced, skilled and respected journalist who most recently served as president of Freedom House, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization providing research and analysis, advocacy, and direct support to journalists and human rights defenders. He previously directed the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education and led the museum’s genocide prevention efforts.

For nearly 25 years, Abramowitz worked at The Washington Post, rising to national editor and then White House correspondent. At the Post, he won the Aldo Beckman award for excellence in White House coverage and led a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting about the post 9-11 war on terrorism.

A graduate of Harvard College, Abramowitz is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the George W. Bush Institute Advisory Council. He was formerly a Marshall Memorial fellow at the German Marshall Fund and Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.