Katherine G. Southwick is the Senior Genocide Prevention Adviser on a project at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on the role of domestic criminal justice systems in atrocity prevention. Katherine previously worked for a decade on human rights, humanitarian advocacy and statelessness, and legal reform in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
Katherine worked for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) in Washington D.C. and the Philippines on programs relating to judicial reform, anti-trafficking in persons and the ASEAN human rights system. She also clerked for the late Hon. Charles P. Sifton in the Eastern District of New York and practiced international arbitration. She was awarded the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship to devote a year to research and advocacy on the global problem of statelessness at Refugees International. She has worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser, and for human rights organizations in India and Uganda. Katherine’s commentary on the Rohingya crisis has appeared in media and scholarly outlets, and she has provided legal expertise to Rohingya rights organizations.