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Micah Spangler

Director of Advocacy and Humanitarian Affairs

As BWC’s Director of Advocacy and Humanitarian Affairs, Micah engages with the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, NGOs, and grassroots advocates to strengthen American political and financial support for the UN’s lifesaving work around the world. In addition to his advocacy efforts in Washington and New York, Micah has extensive field experience, helping organize and lead independent fact-finding missions to observe UN peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in Haiti, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Mali, Niger, Lebanon, and more.

Micah joined BWC in 2013 after serving as a Field Director on Gov. Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Based in South Florida during the general election cycle, Micah managed a joint Romney-RNC Victory Field Office and led a team of more than 300 volunteers, interns, and staff responsible for voter mobilization operations across the state’s second largest county.

Micah graduated magna cum laude from Johns Hopkins University with an M.A. in government, received an honors B.A. in political science and philosophy from Roosevelt University, and studied Mandarin Chinese at National Taiwan University. His writing has appeared in CNN, Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, The Mail & Guardian, The National Interest, Defense One, Roll Call, The Hill, and more. He lives with his wife Jill Nguyen in Washington, DC.

Micah Spangler in the News

That’s why planting the seeds of stability and opportunity now is so important. If the work is successful, most outside observers will...

Jordie Hannum

Exec. Director, Better World Campaign

2020 Could be Niger’s Year of Reckoning

Thanks to a newly opened border crossing with Jordan, migrants are heading back to their country. But their ordeal is far from...

Micah Spangler

Dir., Advocacy & Humanitarian Affairs

Syria’s Refugees Begin Their Journey Home

It’s a war, despite all the setbacks, dangers, and challenges, that the UN is winning.

Chandrima Das

Senior Director, Peacekeeping

The United Nations is Winning the War in Mali

If a significant percentage of this new plan goes unfunded, the crisis threatens to spiral out of control.

Micah Spangler

Dir., Advocacy & Humanitarian Affairs

The UN Security Council is Visiting Rohingya Refugee Camps This Month – These Are the 3 Issues They Should Focus On

Peacekeepers are being asked to do more than ever before to help address complex, transnational challenges that no single country can handle...

Micah Spangler

Dir., Advocacy & Humanitarian Affairs

New Caucus Puts Spotlight on UN Peacekeeping