Kristen McGeeney

Senior Legal Advisor - Middle East / North Africa
Washington, D.C. (ICNL Headquarters)

kmcgeeney@icnl.org

Kristen McGeeney is a Senior Legal Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). She works with governments and civil society organizations to improve the legal environment for civil society, philanthropy, public participation, and freedom of expression.  She provides technical assistance and advice, conducts research, and leads trainings and workshops for lawyers, government officials, civil society organizations, and social enterprises. Prior to joining ICNL, Kristen worked for over five years at the U.S. Department of State, most recently in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Kristen is a graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC, where she specialized in international law, earning a Juris Doctorate with honors. Kristen earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa.  She was also previously an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University and is a Past President of the Washington Foreign Law Society.

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