Prof. Kate Jastram




Kate Jastram is Director of Research, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, and Lecturer in Residence at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she teaches courses in refugee law and international humanitarian law. Kate Jastram joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2002. Prior to that, she was a legal advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1991 to 2001 in Geneva and in Washington, D.C. Her scholarly work explores the challenges states face in balancing protection for forced migrants with their national security concerns, by focusing on the intersections of refugee law, human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict.