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Casey Michel

Director Combatting Kleptocracy Program


Casey Michel oversees the Human Rights Foundation (HRF)’s Combating Kleptocracy Program, focusing on transnational corruption, illicit finance, and the corruption that links dictators around the world. He is the author of “AMERICAN KLEPTOCRACY” and the forthcoming book “FOREIGN AGENTS,” both published by St. Martin’s Press. Michel has written on kleptocracy and related topics for outlets like The Atlantic, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Wall Street Journal, and others. He received his master’s in Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies from Columbia University.