Lidia Lawson earned her JD from Seattle University School of Law. She practices law specializing in business immigration.
As President of IACOPM from 2005-2020 she served as short term international election observer for: Kazakhstan (Presidential) 2005; Ukraine (Parliament and Presidential 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010); Georgia (Presidential, 2008); Armenia (Parliament 2012) and Ukrainian Parliamentary (2014).
Lidia’s research focused on human rights, geopolitical aspects of the former USSR republics and their search for electoral democratic process. Lidia presented reports to mass media and has been invited to international conferences in Armenia and Ukraine as a subject matter expert.