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Adam Jacobson


As Researcher, Adam Jacobson provides in-depth research, analysis, and writing on national security issues, including the use of Guantanamo Bay to hold and try terrorism suspects, U.S. federal court terrorism trials, the CIA’s use of torture, and terrorists’ use of U.S. human rights abuses in propaganda. 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. Adam has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Hill, Just Security, and Perspectives on Global Issues, and his analysis has been quoted by The Huffington Post and TruthOut. 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 a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington and an M.S. from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs with a concentration in Transnational Security, where he received the Center’s Global Affairs Excellence and Achievement Award.

Twitter: @adamdjacobson

June 08, 2017
There are now just 41 detainees at Guantanamo, each imprisoned at the extraordinary cost of $10 million per year. Five detainees, however, have been cleared for transfer by all relevant government...
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Reports have emerged that a British Islamic State suicide bomber, Ronald Fiddler (aka Abu-Zakariya al-Britani), who detonated a car bomb near Mosul, Iraq, had been a detainee at the U.S. military...
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