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Adam Jacobson


As Researcher, 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.

May 05, 2016
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) published an op-ed in the Illinois State Journal-Register to share some facts about the prison at Guantanamo Bay and to respond to Senator Mark Kirk’s piece in the same...
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May 02, 2016
Over the weekend Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) wrote an op-ed titled, “Why Gitmo Can’t Be Closed,” promoting his bill that would tighten the already unreasonable restrictions on transferring...
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March 25, 2016
In February former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden published a memoir, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, which he uses in part to defend the CIA’s use of...
February 25, 2016
The Pentagon released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, setting off a renewed debate over the prison and the detainees there. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell...
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