Kimberly BrownSenior Program Officer
Kimberly Brown is a Senior Program Officer at the New York University’s Center on International Cooperation and a Senior Policy Analyst with the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.
Kimberly has extensive experience in the areas of human rights, gender equality, access to justice, legal and policy reforms, international criminal law, and governance. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, a Master’s degree in International Development and Policy from The University of Chicago (with a certificate in Global Conflict Studies), and a Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University. Kimberly is also an inaugural Obama Foundation Scholar.
Kimberly joins CIC most recently from International Development Law Organization (IDLO), where she managed programs relating to access to justice and gender reforms towards implementation of the 2010 Kenyan Constitution, with an emphasis on the judicial transformation agenda, the national legal aid plan, children’s rights, commercial justice, and gender equality. Prior to that, Kimberly spearheaded Equality Now’s Africa regional programs on justice for adolescent girls on issues relating to human rights, and combatting sexual violence and FGM, through international advocacy campaigns and strategic litigation (including at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights). Kimberly has also worked with the International Law Institute-African Centre for Legal Excellence in Kampala, Uganda, the Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (UNAKRT), the global law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, PILPG’s War Crimes Prosecution Watch, as well with other human rights and social justice initiatives. Kimberly served as co-chair of the American Bar Association-Section of International Law’s Africa Committee (2013-2015), and is current co-chair of the American Society of International Law’s Africa Interest Group.