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Adam Jacobson

Research Associate

As Research Associate, Adam Jacobson provides in-depth research, analysis, and writing on national security issues. Adam previously assisted the Vice President of Research & Analysis and coordinated the activities of Human Rights First’s coalition of retired Generals and Admirals who advocate for U.S. counterterrorism policy to comply with the rule of law. He has traveled to Tunisia and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on behalf of Human Rights First.

Before joining Human Rights First, Adam spearheaded the Generations Against Genocide division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which recruited the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors to raise awareness of modern day genocide. He also coordinated the Wiesenthal Center’s advocacy at the United Nations.

Adam earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington in 2006, and is pursuing an M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University.

March 27, 2015
The Netherlands is reportedly considering a request from the United States to take in two Guantanamo Bay detainees. They would be the first people transferred from Guantanamo since January 14th, when...
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March 12, 2015
Yesterday, in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Secretary of State John Kerry said that even if Congress doesn’t pass an Authorization for the Use Military Force (AUMF) against the...
March 05, 2015
This week, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released its latest numbers on the “recidivism” of Guantanamo detainees released by the Bush and Obama Administrations. In the...
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