Michael Brand is a member of the German Bundestag (CDU) since 2005. Since 2014 he is the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid. Furthermore, he is member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
From 2001 until 2005, he worked as the spokesman of the CDU party for the State Parliament of Hesse and of the CDU party Hesse, Wiesbaden.
He worked for the European Balkan Institute in Bonn from 1995 until 2000, and shortly after that worked as a journalist writing on both nationally and internationally issues (from 1996 until 2000).
Michael Brand studied Political Science, Law and History at the University Friedrich-Wilhelm in Bonn and during his studies, from 1997 until 1998 he studied in Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina).