Michael Camilleri is a Senior Advisor in the Office of USAID Administrator Samantha Power, where he leads the Agency's work on democratic bright spots. From April 2021 to December 2022 he served as Executive Director of USAID’s Northern Triangle Task Force.
Prior to joining USAID, Michael was Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. From 2012 to 2017, he served in the Obama-Biden Administration as the Western Hemisphere advisor on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as Director for Andean Affairs at the National Security Council. Earlier in his career he worked as a human rights lawyer at the Organization of American States, the Center for Justice and International Law, and with a coalition of civil society organizations in Guatemala.
Michael is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and his analysis has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. A Maltese immigrant raised in Minnesota, Michael holds a B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.