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Kat Cosgrove

Associate, National Security

Kat Cosgrove provides administrative, editorial, and strategic support for the members of the National Security Campaign and their projects. She conducts legal research, tracks relevant legislation and Hill proceedings, runs the team’s social media platforms, and coordinates staff availability and travel arrangements.

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Kat was the Lead Democratic Fellow with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for the House of Representatives. She has also spent time working with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), the Center for Victims of Torture, and the Maine Democratic Party.

Kat received her M.A. in International Human Rights with concentrations in International Law and Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (2013), and her B.A. in International Studies and French Studies from Colby College (2010).

March 12, 2018
This is a crosspost from Medium. On the southeastern tip of Cuba, on a remote United States military base, at the end of a long road just past an old garbage pit, sits Camp X-Ray. In early 2002, X...
February 05, 2018
On Tuesday, the Periodic Review Board (PRB)—an administrative review process set up to evaluate Guantanamo cases—convened to determine whether Khalid Ahmed Qasim should continue to be detained, or...
January 29, 2018
Two weeks ago, Army Col. James L. Pohl, the presiding judge in the case of the alleged 9/11 co-conspirators at the Guantanamo Bay military commissions, issued an alarming opinion. If reports are true...
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November 01, 2017
Earlier this afternoon, President Trump spoke about last night’s terror attack in New York City. He said that he wanted the alleged attacker, a 29-year-old from Uzbekistan, to face “quick...
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