Xander Stephenson completed an International Relations degree (BA hons) from Sussex University in 2008 with dissertations focusing on international networks both terrorist and financial, as well as the practical and legal implications of private military companies. In October 2010 he will commence a degree in Terrorism at Kings College London. Since graduating in 2008 he has worked as a researcher and consultant on issues surrounding public property and the government estate. In 2004, he worked at the Adam Smith Institute. He enjoys food and drink and looks forward to visiting the vineyards of Virginia. Xander's internship is generously supported by the Institute for Humane Studies Koch Summer Fellow Program.