This article was written as part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, which is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism also provided valuable support.
Sebastian Abbot is a 2006 graduate of the Master in Public Policy program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and recently completed a summer journalism fellowship at Columbia University where he spent his time researching and writing about the private intelligence industry. Prior to attending the Kennedy School, he worked as a financial analyst in the investment banking and private equity industries with J.P. Morgan and Affiliated Managers Group. He has also worked as a freelance journalist in the Middle East and as a policy analyst with the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization at the U.S. Department of State. He received an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University in 1998.
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