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. In addition, he serves as president of the United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
Michael received a master’s degree in political theory from Brooklyn College, and a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communication from the University at Albany. He 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.
As a result of his advocacy, Michael has appeared on numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, Hannity, ThinkProgress, NBC New York, ABC New York, amNew York, NY1 News, Village Voice, Radio Netherlands, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Ron Reagan Show, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and WBAI’s Equal Time for Freethought.
Michael has also served as a contributor to Massimo Pigliucci's blog, Rationally Speaking, and maintained his own blog, The Moral Perspective. He currently oversees two of CFI's online projects: the Campaign for Free Expression, and Keep Health Care Safe and Secular.
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