Michael Aiken

Policy Fellow

Mr. Aiken is currently the Director of Communication, Research & Evaluation in the National Transformation Program at the Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica House. In this capacity, he is responsible for the understanding of human behavior and social patterns as it relates to political violence within Jamaica. This understanding is a core element of the Prime Minister’s approach to transformative policy that will reduce overall violence in the country. Prior to his advisory role for the Prime Minister, he served as an Alderman in Portland, Jamaica and served as the Executive Director of North Eastern Educational Development (NEED), where he was superintendent of schools and a community organizer. Mr. Aiken holds Master’s Degrees from Harvard and National University and a Baccalaureate Degree from San Diego Christian College.