Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

Michael Kourabas

Associate Director for Grantmaking and Impact

Michael Kourabas directs support services for UUSC’s programs and grassroots partners and supports the work of program peaders for maximum impact. In addition to his work administering UUSC’s grant-making process, part of his portfolio includes overseeing UUSC’s work in Haiti and the Philippines.

Trained as a lawyer, Kourabas has a strong background in human rights law and compliance. In various roles prior to joining UUSC, Kourabas had extensive experience implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and worked in 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.

Kourabas received his BA with honors from the University of Michigan in 2004, and his J.D. from William & Mary School of Law in 2008. Originally from New York, he and his family moved to the Boston area from New Orleans, where they lived in the French Quarter for two years.

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