Casey Michel is an adjunct fellow with Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative. Michel is also an American writer and investigative journalist who covers corruption, illicit finance, and trans-national money laundering. He is the author of AMERICAN KLEPTOCRACY: How the U.S. Created the World’s Greatest Money Laundering Scheme in History, and his writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The National Review, and POLITICO Magazine, among many others.
He has worked, written, or consulted in the past for the Financial Transparency Coalition, German Marshall Fund, and Nuclear Threat Initiative, among others, and previously served as the Senior Investigative/Global Magnitsky Fellow with the Human Rights Foundation. He received his Master’s degree in Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe Studies from Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, and previously served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in northern Kazakhstan.