C. Dixon Osburn

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C. Dixon Osburn is a noted advocate for human rights and national security, leading the successful effort to repeal don’t ask, don’t tell; securing legislation permitting the release of Guantanamo prisoners; and overseeing successful civil trials against international war criminals, including the Syrian regime and leaders of the Khmer Rouge. Dixon received his AB from Stanford University and JD/MBA from Georgetown. Dixon is a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights.

Expertise: Human Rights, National Security


Recent work:

Keep Schools Closed –Medium, August 10, 2020

Will Trumpism Survive Trump –Medium, July 28, 2020

Invest in Trustworthiness –Medium, July 23, 2020

A Civil Rights Czar –Medium, July 14, 2020

Democracy is Job One –Medium, July 6, 2020

Conservatives Fight Qualified Immunity – Medium, June 24, 2020