Katherine Southwick is a consultant adviser on Atrocity Prevention project at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on the role of domestic criminal justice systems in atrocity prevention. She previously worked for over a decade on human rights, statelessness, and legal reform in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. She worked for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) in Washington DC and the Philippines on programs relating to judicial reform and the ASEAN human rights system. As a research fellow at Refugees International, she conducted research and advocacy on the global problem of statelessness. She has clerked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and her commentary on the Rohingya crisis has appeared in media and scholarly outlets. Katherine grew up in Africa and holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Yale University as well as a PhD (to be conferred 2020) from National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.
Dr. Katherine Southwick touched on the following issues:
1) On her normative theory of the rule of law
2) On the bi-continental upbringing in Africa and USA
3) Her take on #blacklivesmatter: Africans and African Americans
4) The Genocide Convention and atrocity prevention
5) The contextual limits of Law as crime prevention