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Michael Werbowski

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Michael Werbowski is a Vienna-based reporter, heritage activist and political campaign organizer who specializes in international geopolitical issues. He graduated from the University of Leeds, U.K., and wrote his MA dissertation in post-communist studies on the topic of E.U. enlargement to the nations of "new" central Europe. He did his BA studies at the faculty of Political Science and Law (University of Nantes, France) and later spent a year as an "etudiant libre" attending classes at the Institut d' Etudes Politiques de Paris. In 1992, he took summer courses in American foreign policy and advanced journalism at Harvard University. In 1993, he ran for parliament in the Canadian federal elections. He is a Salzburg Global Seminar fellow from 1996 and was awarded a Wolfson college Cambridge media fellowship in 2004. From 1994 until 2000 he resided in Prague as a reporter for the local press. From 2000 until 2003 he worked in Mexico city as a correspondent for the Czech daily Lidove Noviny while collaborating with the Mexican media.

In 2005, he lectured in Prague's Anglo American college on corporate ethics and media coverage. As a reporter he covered and commented on issues related to E.U. and NATO enlargement for the prominent Czech daily Lidove Noviny and the Prague Post. He has written news and commentary for newspapers such the Mexican daily Excelsior and Tiempos del Mundo in Mexico City. For his environmental coverage of the Chalillo dam controversy in Belize he was awarded an honorable mention for best reporting in 2003 by the Mexican journalists' club.

Mr. Werbowski's articles have been translated from English into Spanish and French in magazines, newspapers and websites world wide. Most recently he was business editor at the English daily The News in Mexico city. He is currently working on and researching a book on former U.S. foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-81) Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. He has worked with several NGOs and international organizations over the years (most recently assistant to an E.U.-member state OSCE delegation in Vienna). He speaks several foreign languages, such as French, German, Spanish and basic Russian.

Work Samples

Belize: Dommages et intĂ©rĂȘts Canadiens
Chalillo: el desastre que viene Work Samples

Quebec: Canada's Quarrelsome Province
Hatoyama's Resignation
Tar Sands of Alberta
Mexico: Notes from Narcoland
Mexico: Obama's 'House Call'
Reflections on Post-Communist Central Europe
Boisterous Bear, Wounded Eagle: U.S.-Russian Tensions From a Post-Communist Perspective
Who's Running Foreign Policy in Washington?
Canada: The Foreign Minister and the Femme Fatale
Political Tremors and Social Discontent Shake Up Turkey
Turkey's New Look Displeases Secularists
Kosovo: Quo Vadis
Russian-Iranian Rapprochement a Necessary Evil?
On Civil Society, Democracy, and Dziekanski
The Saudi Monarch's Visit to Another Kingdom
Turkey's New President Riles Army
Bohemian Radar Blues
Turkey: Quo Vadis
Sarkozy and Brown: New Leaders Will Give Europe a New Dynamic Image Abroad
Canada's Annual Seal Slaughter
Moving Mountains for Gold in the Andes
Ecuador: Quo Vadis
'El Excelsior': The Rise and Fall of a Great Mexican Newspaper
NATO: Quo Vadis?
China Casts a Long Shadow Over Africa
Purging the Past in Poland
Mexico: Quo Vadis?
'New' Europe Reunites With Its Old Demons
Canada at War: Dr. Jekyll Becomes Mr. Hyde
America: Quo Vadis?
On Coup's Anniversary, Argentines Commemorate Another Victory
The Saga That Is Las Cristinas
Bulgarians Protest Use of Cyanide Leaching
Gold Fever in Patagonia

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