Kate Powers attends the University of Michigan Law School in the United States where she focuses on public international law. She is particularly interested in transitional justice mechanisms and whether or how they promote positive, lasting peace in communities. She aims to use both critical and gendered lenses when addressing such issues. Kate intends to work internationally after graduation. Most recently, she assisted a least-developed countries delegation at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, worked in the Gender unit at a public interest law firm in Namibia, and led a group of student researchers in Belize addressing constitutional protections for LGBTQ persons. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor rock climbing and playing with her Australian Cattle Dog named Brady.
Updated May 2019
More from Kate Powers
Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19 - Front and Centre
In tandem with Opinion Juris' online COVID-19 Symposium, Senior Fellow Kate Powers writes of the need now more than ever to center human rights in global health justice responses to the pandemic.
Humanity in Action BiH featured in Sarajevo Times
The Humanity in Action Fellowship and some of the 2019 Sarajevo Fellows are featured in the Sarajevo Times.
Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina Closing Ceremony 2019
Watch a short clip of the closing ceremony of the 2019 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Sarajevo.
Building Bridges: Crossing Entity Lines in Bosnia & Herzegovina
New Approaches to Reconciliation among New Generations in BiH is a film that shows the perspective of young people in Bosnia & Herzegovina on what they think of reconciliation and mobility.
Humanity in Action Announces the 2019 US Fellows Cohort