Virginie Ladisch leads the International Center for Transitional Justice's work on children and youth. In that capacity she has provided technical support around ways to engage children and youth in transitional justice processes in Canada, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Tunisia. From the time she joined ICTJ in 2006 until 2009, Virginie worked as part of the Reparations program, and headed the Cyprus and Turkey country programs.
Prior to joining ICTJ, Virginie was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for independent research, during which she carried out extensive fieldwork on truth commissions and reconciliation in South Africa and Guatemala. The results of her research on the challenges of reconciliation have been published in the Journal of Public and International Affairs and the Cyprus Review. More recently, her reflections on engaging children and youth in transitional justice have been published in the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. Virginie holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College.