Michael Camilleri

United States  |  Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue

+1-202-204-5559 ˙ mcamilleri@thedialogue.org ˙

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Michael Camilleri is Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. An international lawyer and former diplomat, he served in the Obama administration from 2012 to 2017 as the Western Hemisphere adviser on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as Director for Andean Affairs at the National Security Council.

Prior to joining the U.S. government, Michael was a human rights specialist at the Organization of American States and a senior staff attorney at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). He also worked with a coalition of civil society organizations in Guatemala and at a large international law firm.

Michael’s commentary and analysis on legal and policy issues in the Americas have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Americas Quarterly, BBC, Fox News, Univision, NTN24, and CNN en Español. Michael is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he has been an adjunct professor of law and international affairs at the George Washington University, American University, and the University of Baltimore. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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En el mejor de los casos, [la candidatura de Mauricio Claver-Carone a la presidencia del BID] producirá parálisis y marginalización, y con eso ya estará haciendo de lado a la institución más importante en el momento más crítico... En el peor de los casos, el banco se convertirá en el vehículo de una agenda de derecha bastante radical que dividirá más al hemisferio.
In the best case, [Mauricio Claver-Carone's candidacy for president of the IDB] leads to paralysis and marginalization, and that’s already sidelining the most important institution at the most critical moment... In the worst case, the bank becomes a vehicle for a fairly radical right-wing agenda that further divides the hemisphere.