Author Profile :
Katherine Southwick is a Visiting Scholar at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She is a Doctoral Candidate at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law, where she was also a Research Associate at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies. She previously helped to manage and implement legal reform programs throughout Asia on behalf of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) based in Washington D.C. and Manila, Philippines. While at ABA ROLI, she co-authored two publications on the ASEAN human rights system. She has also worked on statelessness issues at Refugees International, served at the U.S. State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser, and clerked in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). She has also worked for human rights organizations in India and Uganda. She has a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Interethnic divisions in a young democracy cannot be downplayed or wished away, and it’s time Myanmar’s government and the international community acknowledge strong evidence that genocide is being perpetrated against the Rohingya and act to end it, Katherine Southwick writes.