Michael De Dora
Center for Inquiry — Washington, DC
Michael De Dora is director of the Center for Inquiry's Office of Public Policy and the organization's representative to the United Nations.
Michael received a master’s degree in political theory from Brooklyn College, and a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communication from SUNY-Albany. He maintains the blog The Moral Perspective, and contributes essays to Massimo Pigliucci’s blog Rationally Speaking.
Michael has appeared on numerous media outlets, including: The New York Times, Al Jazeera English, FOX News’ Live, Hannity, NBC New York, ABC New York, amNew York, NY1 News, Village Voice, Radio Netherlands, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, The Ron Reagan Show, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and WBAI’s Equal Time for Freethought.
Michael previously spent three years as executive director of CFI's office in New York City. Before joining CFI, Michael was a news writer and editor at both FOXNews.com and the City University of New York. He got his start with CFI as a volunteer in 2008.
To book Michael as a speaker, contact the CFI Outreach Department via email.Expertise:
- Critical Thinking
- Gay Marriage
- Humanistic and Naturalistic Ethics
- Philosophy of Theism and Atheism
- Religion and Politics
- Religious Liberty and the Civil Rights of the Non-Religious
- Secular Humanism
- Separation of Church and State
- The Center for Inquiry
- The Humanist and Skeptic movements
- The Scientific and Naturalistic Worldview