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Kathryn McDonald


Katheryn is an attorney with expertise in international human rights and humanitarian law, national security, and post-conflict nation-building. She began her international career with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where she advised on immigration cases concerning foreign human rights violators and facilitated their removal from the United States. She then joined the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Criminal Justice and liaised with government actors, civil society, and multilateral organizations on issues of transitional justice in Africa and the Former Yugoslavia. Most recently, Kathryn engaged diplomatically on contemporary violations of international criminal law in Ukraine for the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. In 2017 Kathryn was awarded an LL.M. with Highest Honors in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. She received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School and her B.A. cum laude in Sociology from the College of St. Catherine. Kathryn is a 2016 Diversity & Diplomacy Humanity in Action Senior Fellow.


Updated December 2017