Kate Jastram is Director of Policy & Advocacy, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, University of California Hastings College of the Law, and Christopher Edley, Jr. Lecturer, University of California Berkeley School of Law. 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 International Refugee Law Interest Group and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Refugee Law.