In February 2009, Mike Abramowitz was appointed Director of the Committee on Conscience, which conducts the genocide prevention efforts of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a reporter and editor for The Washington Post since 1985. Among the subjects he covered were local and national politics, foreign policy, health care, and business. Between 2006 and 2009, Abramowitz was White House correspondent for the Post, covering a variety of subjects, including the Bush administration’s conduct of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the crisis in Darfur. He also served as the National Editor of the Post between 2000 and 2006, helping supervise the Post’s coverage of national politics, the federal government, social policy, science and national security.
Abramowitz graduated from Harvard University after majoring in Government. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-resident fellow of the German Marshall Fund and was a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford.