Secretary General of European Council on Refugees and Exiles
Michael Diedring is a lawyer and accomplished rule of law / international development professional whose life was transformed by a ‘short sabbatical’ from law firm practice in the early 1990s to assist in legal reform in Central and Eastern Europe. A dual German and American citizen, Michael relocated to Europe in 1995 and over his career has worked in more than 60 countries. Michael was Executive Director of the CEELI Institute (Prague) and Director General of the Baltic Management Institute (Vilnius), Country Representative for the Baltic-American Enterprise Fund (Vilnius), and Deputy Director of the International Bar Association (London) and ABA Central and East European Law Initiative (Washington, DC). Michael earned his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law and a Bachelors Degree in rhetorical speech from Drake University. Michael Diedring also is the ECRE Secretary General.