Grace M. Kang

Grace M. Kang, Esq., is an international lawyer with extensive experience in human rights and foreign policy analysis and implementation. As a visiting full-time lecturer and assistant professor, she has taught international security, international organizations, and law classes at Seoul National University and was a visiting researcher at the Korea Institute for National Unification in Seoul. She was also a visiting professor at Renmin University of China where she wrote “A Case for the Prosecution of Kim Jong Il for Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, and War Crimes,” published in 2006 in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Grace’s wide-ranging experience in international relations includes field work in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Thailand, and Nepal. She has also investigated human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia for the United Nations (UN). In addition, she has worked in the State Department on UN Security Council and General Assembly issues and on strengthening the rule of law in partner countries through program management and other initiatives, earning Meritorious Honor and Franklin Awards.

In addition, Grace has represented ChinaAid and North Korean Refugees in the United States (NKinUSA) for accountability advocacy and served as NKinUSA’s Executive Director and Advisory Board member. She has spoken on Korean issues at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Global Peace Foundation, Georgetown and George Washington Universities and has published articles in the Georgetown Security Studies Review Forum, the Stanford Journal of International Relations, the Columbia Business Law Review, and in Korean and other publications.

Grace is a graduate of Columbia University Law School, where she was awarded the E. B. Convers prize for best legal essay of her graduating class, and Cambridge University, where she earned an M.Phil in international relations. She is a member of the Washington, D.C., and Illinois Bars.

Links for Grace M. Kang
Seeking Legitimate Governance of the Korean Peninsula
Bulletin of January 2, 2015
A Case for the Prosecution of Kim Jong Il for Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, and War Crimes
Legitimacy and Justice on the Korean Peninsula


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