The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.
Director of Partner Support & Grantmaking
Trained as an attorney, Michael has a strong background in human rights law and compliance. In various roles prior to joining UUSC, Michael implemented the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and worked to support the International Criminal Court’s investigations in Kenya and northern Uganda. He also helped launch one of the nation’s first Business and Human Rights practices at an American law firm.
Michael received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Michigan in 2004, and his law degree from William & Mary School of Law in 2008. Michael is passionate about organizing philanthropy for systemic change. He is part of the Engaged Donors for Global Equity (EDGE) Funders Alliance Global Engagement Lab learning community and sits on EDGE’s North American Steering Group. He is also a member of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Human Rights Commission, to which he was appointed co-chair in 2020.
mkourabas @ uusc.org
Posts by Michael
November 17, 2021 Making Strides Toward Lasting Systems Change
November 23, 2020 Powering Grassroots Solutions: Reporting on UUSC’s Recent Impacts for Justice
July 20, 2020 Supporting Systemic Change and Human Rights Through Grassroots Partnerships
April 17, 2020 COVID-19 Reveals the Need for Systemic Change
November 25, 2019 Making an Impact: A Year of Bearing Witness and Taking Action