Michael Baldock is the UNU Chief of Staff. Michael supports the Rector and the Executive Officer in the strategic management and governance of the University network.
Michael was previously the Legal and Policy Specialist at UNU’s Office of the Rector. He advised the UNU system on a range of legal issues and supported the executive management of the University in the development of strategy and policy.
Prior to joining UNU, Michael worked in the private sector at international law firms, managing complex litigation and strategic counseling for corporate clients. During this time, Michael maintained an active pro bono practice representing asylum seekers from Africa and Central America. Michael holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where his studies focused on international and comparative law.