Michael Berg (born March 3, 1945) was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the state of Delaware on the Green Party ticket in the 2006 midterm elections. He is most well-known as the father of Nick Berg, one of the first American civilians to be abducted and beheaded by insurgents in Iraq.
Michael Berg was born in Philadelphia. Berg accepted a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and a teaching certificate at Bucknell University in 1967, and a master’s degree in education from Temple University in 1969.
Berg, a longtime antiwar activist, was involved in the protests against the Vietnam War beginning in 1965. According to his website, "In 1991, when the United States invaded Iraq in the Gulf War, Berg intensified his protest activities despite reprimands from his school's administrator. He has protested the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq as well, organizing local marches, protests, and vigils and traveling to Washington, D.C."