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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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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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October 02, 2015
The latest version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes next year’s funding for the Department of Defense, is in the final stages of Congressional approval. Because...
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September 04, 2015
Yesterday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released the latest numbers on the “reengagement” of former Guantanamo detainees. They show that the Obama Administration’s...
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August 26, 2015
The Obama Administration is gearing up to release its long-awaited plan for closing Guantanamo—a plan that likely involves moving some detainees to a federal or military prison within the United...