September 17, 2015
Legal and Political Strategies for Human Rights
Please join us for a talk by Dixon Osburn, Executive Director at the Center for Justice and Accountability, an organization that seeks to deter torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other severe human rights abuses worldwide. Osburn was co-founder and Executive Director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, an organization that spearheaded the effort to repeal don’t ask, don’t tell and end sexual orientation discrimination in our armed forces. Most recently, he served as the Director of the Law & Security program for Human Rights First, where he led efforts to align U.S. counterterrorism policies with the rule of law, achieving significant changes in policy and practice regarding Guantanamo, torture and armed drones. He currently serves as an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, on the Working Group for the Halifax International Security Forum and is a Member of the Campaign Board for the Victory Fund.