For over two decades, Michele has led constitutional research, training, policy and technical assistance efforts throughout Africa, Central and East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. In Afghanistan and East Timor, she served as the full-time constitutional advisor to the United Nation’s missions and the local constitution-making bodies. In Cambodia, Michele founded a women’s human rights organization and led a legal aid office. She has authored numerous books, articles and policy reports on constitution-making, gender and peacebuilding — including Interpeace’s handbook on constitution-making (available in six languages).
“To conclude, in addition to committing ourselves to widening the path to peace where possible, we must also recognise and celebrate the full diversity of leadership or we will have a narrow view of history. We deprive current and future generations of inspiring role models.”