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 Fellow at Harvard University‘s John F. Kennedy School of Government‘s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. In addition, he continues to be a Visiting Fellow at both Yale Law School and Yale University‘s Genocide Studies Program as well as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2014-15 he served as a United States Supreme Court Fellow.
In addition to his other publications, Dr. Kaufman has written or edited three 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 in 2015.
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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