Carr Center Fellow
Dixon Osburn has served in non-governmental organizations for three decades addressing diverse issues in domestic and international human rights, security, and democracy. Osburn co-founded Servicemembers Legal Defense Network that led the successful effort to repeal don’t ask, don’t tell. At Human Rights First, as Director of its Law & Security program, Osburn secured legislation permitting the release of Guantanamo prisoners. He also opposed efforts by those who sought a return to U.S. torture and launched an initiative to address killing by drones. As Executive Director at the Center for Justice and Accountability, Osburn led efforts to hold accountable international war criminals, including the Syrian regime and leaders of the Khmer Rouge. Osburn has testified before Congress and been widely quoted in the press. Osburn is an HFX Fellow for the Halifax International Security Forum. He received his JD/MBA from Georgetown University and his AB with distinction from Stanford University.