Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman, Esq. is a legal academic and political scientist. His scholarly work (writing, teaching, and speaking) focuses on the fields of international law and international relations, including U.S. foreign policy; transitional justice; human rights; genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other atrocities; social entrepreneurship; and the Great Lakes region of sub-Saharan Africa (particularly Rwanda).
Dr. Kaufman is currently a United States Supreme Court Fellow. In addition, he continues to be a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School, a Social Enterprise Fellow at Yale School of Management‘s Program on Social Enterprise, a Visiting Fellow at Yale University‘s Genocide Studies Program, and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
In addition to his other writing, he has published two books. He is the editor of Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World (2012) and the co-editor (with Dr. Phil Clark) of After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond (2009). His third book (and first monograph), about transitional justice, will be published by Oxford University Press.
Dr. Kaufman received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University (where he was the student body president), his M.Phil. and D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in International Relations from the University of Oxford (where he was a Marshall Scholar), and his J.D. from Yale Law School (where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review).
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