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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.

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February 01, 2016
Kansas Representative Lynn Jenkins is asking the Congressional Budget Office to produce a study on the cost of closing the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay and detaining the remaining prisoners in...
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December 09, 2015
Yesterday, at the continuing mess that is the Guantanamo military commissions, the proceedings were interrupted by an extended debate over whether female guards should be allowed to come into...
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December 01, 2015
In a newly released 2013 memo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to President Obama to voice her dismay at the lack of progress on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. National security...
October 07, 2015
The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearings—established to review the cases of detainees slated for indefinite detention without charge or trial—have effectively stalled. The PRB hearings...
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