Before joining Freedom House in February 2017, Abramowitz was director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, which oversees the museum’s education and exhibition programs. He previously led the museum’s genocide prevention efforts. Abramowitz also had a long career in journalism, serving in a variety of roles at the Washington Post, including national editor and White House correspondent. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, former Marshall Memorial fellow at the German Marshall Fund and former media fellow at the Hoover Institution. A graduate of Harvard College, he is also a board member of the National Security Archive.