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:

Restoring U.S. Global Leadership –Medium, October 26, 2020

Ten Question for Mr. TrumpMedium, October 22, 2020

How America’s Enemies Are WinningMedium, October 5, 2020

How to Build Consensus in CongressMedium, September 7, 2020

A Values Renaissance –Medium, September 1, 2020

Is Civil War Possible –Medium, August 18, 2020

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