Michael Eisner

General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer

Michael Eisner is the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at DAWN. Previously, Mike worked as an Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. State Department focusing on Middle East issues and as Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Home Care program.

He has published widely on human rights and foreign policy in the Middle East in international and regional media, including CNN, Foreign PolicyThe Los Angeles TimesThe Nation, and Al Jazeera.

He has written a novel, The Crusader, which was published in 13 languages, and clerked for a federal judge in the Southern District of New York. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, where he was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law.


"Democracy remains the most effective way to tackle terror, stop bloodshed and political violence in Arab countries."

- JAMAL KHASHOGGI, Al-Arabiya, June 12, 2016