Kate Nahapetian

Executive Director of the Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights
Washington, D.C.

Kate Nahapetian is Executive Director of the Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights, which ghts to redress human rights violations emanating from the Armenian Genocide. Prior to her posting, she was the Government A airs Director for the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), where she advocated for Armenian American concerns before members of Congress and the administration and her work included helping coordinate efforts to file amicus briefs for life insurance class actions emanating from the Armenian Genocide.

In addition to experience as an attorney litigating complex class actions, Ms. Nahapetian has worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, then Senator Joseph Biden, the Carnegie Endowment for International, and Mental Disability Rights International.

Ms. Nahapetian received a J.D. with a focus on international and human rights law from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, which was partly funded through the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in International Studies from American University, Ms. Nahapetian received a Konrad Adenauer Foundation Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in Germany.

Her publications include, “Confronting State Complicity in International Law” in the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign A airs and “Selective Justice: Prosecuting Rape in the International Criminal Tribunals of the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda” in the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal.

Ms. Nahapetian is a member of the Bar in California, New York and Washington, D.C.