Michael Diedring is a lawyer and NGO professional whose life was transformed by a “short sabbatical” to assist in legal reform in Central/Eastern Europe. Most recently, he was Director of EPIM (European Programme on Integration and Migration), joining from ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles), where he was Secretary General from 2012- 2016. Michael has held positions as Executive Director of the CEELI Institute (Prague, Czechia), founding Country Representative for the Baltic-American Enterprise Fund (Vilnius, Lithuania), Deputy Executive Director of the International Bar Association (London) and founding Deputy Director of the American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) (Washington, DC).
Michael graduated with his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in rhetorical speech from Drake University. He resides in Brussels, Belgium and Vilnius, Lithuania.