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Sebastian Junger is a journalist, war correspondent, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of the nonprofit organization RISC, which is dedicated to training freelance journalists in battlefield medicine and security protocols.
Sebastian has covered conflicts around the globe and is the recipient of both the National Magazine Award and the Peabody Award. His debut film, Restrepo, documents the wartime experience of a platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley and was nominated for an Academy Award.