C. Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, has  25 years of legal and political advocacy experience. He was co-founder and Executive Director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network that spearheaded the effort to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” and end sexual orientation discrimination in our armed forces. Mr. Osburn 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. Mr. Osburn has published extensively and served as a national spokesperson in print, on radio and on television. He currently serves as an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, on the Working Group for the Halifax International Security Forum. Mr. Osburn received his JD/MBA from Georgetown University and his AB with distinction from Stanford University.