Khrystyna Kozak holds an LLM in human rights from Ukrainian Catholic University. She recently worked at the United Nations Refugee Agency, focusing on the early recovery of Ukraine during the emergency stage of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Over the past five years, she has dedicated her professional experience to ensuring the legal protection of civilians and promoting accountability to them in international armed conflicts caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. She has conducted numerous research projects to support evidence-based and informed policymaking in this field, with a particular emphasis on the integration of displaced, transitional justice, and related topics.
A native Ukrainian speaker, Khrystyna is also fluent in English and has studied German and Spanish. At the Keough School, her goal is to enhance her soft and hard skills in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, enabling her to make effective contributions in Ukraine. Khrystyna is the recipient of a Kroc InstituteFellowship.