Adam Givens joined the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy in 2020 as the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Research Partner Fellow at The National WWII Museum. He earned his PhD from Ohio University and specializes in military history and the history of technology. As a Summer Associate and adjunct at the RAND Corporation, he worked on history-based research projects for the US Army. Adam received dissertation research support from multiple sources, including the US Army Center of Military History, US Army Military History Institute, Army Heritage Center Foundation, and Hagley Museum and Library.
Adam Givens, PhD
DPAA Research Partner Fellow
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