Michael "Mickey" Bergman works in Fringe Diplomacy, a discipline exploring the space just beyond the boundaries of States and Governments’ capacity and authority in international relations. He is Executive Director of the Global Alliances Program at the Aspen Institute; Vice President at Governor Richardson’s Center for Global Engagement; consultant to the Clinton Global Initiative; co-founder of Capsoole Inc ; and Founder and President of Solel Strategic Group. Mickey also teaches at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
At the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, Mickey manages private diplomacy efforts in N. Korea, Cuba, Myanmar, Middle East, Africa, and efforts to negotiate release of political prisoners. At Aspen, Mickey directs partnerships engaging both public and private sectors in the Middle East, Latin America and South East Asia.Mickey has published numerous articles and opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, Foreign Policy Online, and Huffington Post.