Humane Society International
2100 L St. NW Washington, DC 20037
Kitty Block is vice president of Humane Society International (HSI). She oversees The HSUS' efforts in numerous international treaties and agreements including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and Species Survival Network, the International Whaling Commission, and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. Block also serves as a White House advisor on matters of Trade and the Environment.
Block lobbies member countries on international treaties and agreements, drafts resolutions and convention amendments, presents policy papers and serves on oversight panels. She provides legal analysis and drafts position papers on domestic and international laws, drafts legislation and provides testimony before legislatures – Federal and State. She works with government agencies to help enforce environmental and animal protection laws, builds coalitions with environmental protection organizations and industries. She has also collaborated with National Geographic Television on an international primate trade investigation.
Block serves on the international review panel of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and co-chairs the Species Survival Network's working group on whales. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar Associations.
HSU Courses Taught
AS 413/613 Global Animal Issues
The National Law Center, George Washington University Juris Doctor, May 1990
University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Arts, Communication, and Philosophy May 1986
Humane Society of the United States, Director of Legal Research and Development 1992-1998
Special Counsel to the United Nations and Treaties Department 1998-2007
Vice-President, Humane Society International 2007-Present