I am a 2008 graduate of the Extension School’s ALM/Liberal Arts program, with a concentration in history. Much of my coursework related to Chinese history, and for my thesis I carried out an extensive computer content analysis of Xinhua (新華社), China’s official news agency, to gauge Beijing’s foreign policy priorities in Southeast Asia during the Deng Xiaoping era.
While attending Harvard, I also wrote a blog about Harvard Extension called Harvard Extended. As the first unofficial online resource dedicated to the Extension School, it became quite influential, and still attracts a lot of traffic. There have been more than 500,000 page views to date, and I continue to receive questions and comments about Harvard Extension courses, program requirements, and quality issues.
Several years after completing the ALM program I began full-time graduate studies at MIT Sloan as a Sloan Fellow. After graduating from Sloan, I co-founded a mobile software startup (which failed) and later a digital publishing venture (which is still going strong). You can learn about IN 30 MINUTES guides here. I am also the creator of the Lean Media framework.
Follow me on Twitter at @ilamont, or contact me by emailing lamont -at- sloan -dot- mit -dot- edu. I also maintain a Harvard Extension twitter feed (@harvardextended) with a distinctly independent perspective.
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