Zachary D. Kaufman, J.D., Ph.D., is an academic specializing in law, political science, and public policy. His scholarly work (writing, teaching, and speaking) focuses on the fields of international law and international relations, including U.S. foreign policy and national security; international and transitional justice; human rights; genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other atrocity crimes; social entrepreneurship; and the Great Lakes region of sub-Saharan Africa (particularly Rwanda).
Dr. Kaufman is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, a Lecturer in Law and Fellow at Stanford Law School, and a Visiting Fellow at Yale University‘s Genocide Studies Program. Previously, he taught in Yale University‘s Department of Political Science and George Washington University‘s Elliott School of International Affairs. He also has held academic appointments at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Stanford University, and New York University.
Dr. Kaufman is the author or editor of three books: United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice: Principles, Politics, and Pragmatics (Oxford University Press 2016); Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World (Edward Elgar 2012); and After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond (Oxford University Press 2009). He is also the author of over 40 articles and book chapters.
Dr. Kaufman received his D.Phil. (Ph.D.) and M.Phil., both in International Relations, from the University of Oxford (where he was a Marshall Scholar), his J.D. from Yale Law School (where he was an Olin Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review), and his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University (where he was the student body president).
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