Kate is a Fellow with the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. She is Chair of the the International Planned Parenthood Federation Board of Trustees, a member of the Interpeace governing board and an advisor to the WHO Human Reproduction Programme. She has been a member of faculty for the UN System Staff College’s and Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s senior leadership programme and of the committee advising UN-Women on future strategy for the UN Trust Fund on Violence Against Women.
Until recently, she was the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights and previously UN Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Programmes with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Prior to joining the UN, she was Executive Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International, based out of London, having been earlier the national director of Amnesty International Australia. As a young professional, she led establishment of Australia’s first Centre Against Sexual Assault and, among other honorary appointments, was a member of Australia’s first National Committee on Violence Against Women.
This event is co-sponsored by the Law School's Global Human Rights Clinic, International Programs, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society.