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Born and raised in New York City, Jason S. Abrams is an international lawyer and communications specialist. He worked for several years at the U.S. Department of State, where he handled consular affairs, international law enforcement, human rights, and U.N. affairs. Abrams went on to work at the United Nations, where he performed legal work in support of the organization’s peacekeeping and other humanitarian missions, coordinated policy on landmines and other explosive remnants of war, and reviewed cases of waste, fraud, and misconduct. He also worked for Cleary Gottlieb, a major global law firm based in New York, where he set up international trade facilities worth over $3 billion and handled procurement matters in support of the reconstruction of Kuwait following the Iraqi invasion. Abrams more recently served as treasurer and communications advisor for a U.S. congressional campaign.

Abrams earned a business degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, and a Master of International Affairs degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is also the co-author of Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy, 2009 (Oxford University Press), as well as other scholarly works on addressing episodes of serious human rights abuses.

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