She is also an adjunct professor of investigative reporting at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Her work has appeared on NBC News shows,, The Guardian, The Nation and Vice, among other outlets.

Lisa focuses on investigations about education, criminal justice and immigration. 

Basic information

Lisa Riordan Seville
Education, criminal justice and immigration
United States

Supported projects

The Private Security Network of Investigative Journalists

  • Human Rights
  • Security

There is very little transparency in the private security sector. Questions often remain unanswered because the contracts are withheld on the grounds of commercial confidentiality. This lack of information means it is hard if not impossible to speak truth to powerful private security multinationals. In an age where political leaders seem obsessed with austerity measures, it should come as no surprise that they will not hold these companies accountable. What is it that we, the people, can do? Should private companies derive a profit off war and conflicts?