Megan Karsh is the Vice President of Initiatives at the Pacific Council on International Policy, where she designs programs and cultivates strategic partnerships to impact foreign policy. She is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, where she served as the Executive Director of the Rule of Law Program from 2012-16, designing and implementing projects in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cambodia, and Rwanda and managing a $7.2-million grant from the U.S. Department of State. Prior to 2012, Megan litigated and developed restorative justice initiatives on behalf of survivors at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She simultaneously directed the English Faculty of Law at the Royal University of Law and Economics, administering a bachelors program for Cambodian law students and teaching courses in conflict resolution, ethics, and client counseling. Megan teaches courses in civilian protection and post-conflict stabilization for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). She also trains and advises organizations and individuals about negotiations and interpersonal influence.
Megan holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was a fellow in the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Art History from Oberlin College. She has lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, SE Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East but is very happy to call Echo Park home since 2017.