Kate Gilmore

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Visiting Fellow
Academic Year: 2023-24

Kate Gilmore is a former United Nations (UN) deputy high commissioner for human rights, a professor-in-practice with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and an honorary professor with the University of Essex Human Rights Centre. Chair of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Board, she is also vice chair of the Interpeace Board, co-chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Gender and Human Rights Advisory Panel on Human Reproduction, and a member of the WHO Immunization Agenda 2030 Partnership Panel. Previously a fellow with Harvard University’s Carr Centre, Professor Gilmore was assistant secretary general with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and earlier, Amnesty International’s executive deputy secretary general. Her career began in Australia, having received a BA from the University of New England and a BSW from the University of Melbourne. Her areas of interest include the international human rights system, political narratives on sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth exclusion from key political processes, and international leadership in tumultuous times.

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