Michael Diamond received his MA in Medical/Social Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York. He is completing his PhD in Anthropology at Northwestern University.
Michael Diamond is the President of World Resources Chicago, which he formed to help businesses and organizations respond to global challenges and opportunities. Previously, he was the Executive Director of The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. For more than 25 years, Michael worked with global health, refugee, rehabilitation and social and economic development programs around the world. For ten years, he was the Division Manager of Humanitarian Programs of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and in that capacity he managed PolioPlus, a global program to eradicate polio in cooperation with WHO, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF. For 15 years he worked with the international YMCA and lived in Bangladesh and Switzerland. In this work he has visited more than 45 countries and has worked with people in more than 150 countries. His interests include: global health, eliminating health disparities, sustainable development, civil society, corporate social responsibility and technology transfer for poverty alleviation.