James Foster shield arrow-simple-alt-top arrow-simple-alt-left arrow-simple-alt-right arrow-simple-alt-bottom facebook instagram linkedin medium pinterest rss search-alt twitter video-play arrow-long-right arrow-long-left arrow-long-top arrow-long-bottom arrow-simple-right arrow-simple-left arrow-simple-bottom readio arrow-simple-top speaker-down plus minus cloud hb pin camera globe cart rotate star edit arrow-top arrow-right arrow-left arrow-bottom check search close square speaker-up speaker-mute return play pause love

James Foster

James Foster

Director, U.S. Government Affairs

James currently serves as the Director for US Government Affairs at International Justice Mission. Prior to this role, James spent 4 years as the Country Director for IJM Uganda, where he led a multi-disciplinary team of investigators, lawyers and social workers to combat violence against women and children through collaborative casework and other justice system strengthening activities.

Before joining IJM, James served as General Counsel for NYC’s Office of Emergency Management, where he was responsible for ensuring NYC’s emergency plans were inclusive for people with disabilities.

James also worked as an Appellate Intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and then as an Assistant Case Manager on the defense team for Goran Hadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hauge, Netherlands.

James has a JD from New York Law School and a BA in Journalism from the University of San Francisco. He is also a returned US Peace Corps Volunteer (’06-’08) from the Eastern Caribbean Region. He currently resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife, Paris, son, James Tendo and their Ugandan dog, Lainey.

Media Contact

We're here to answer your questions. Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will follow up with you soon.

More Information

Petra Kooman

Director of Marketing and Public Relations
pkooman@ijm.ca
519.679.5030 x.229

Make an Impact

Your skills, talents, and ideas are a force for change. From birthday parties to polar dips, your fundraising campaign can stop the violence.

Learn More

Thank you for signing up to learn more about starting a fundraiser. We will be in touch soon!

In the meantime, please take a look at our free guide: 25 Tips for the Novice Fundraiser.

Need Help?

Need more information?
We're here to help.
Contact us at events@ijm.ca

Test

Test