photoDr. 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).

For Dr. Kaufman’s expanded biography, please see here.

Writing

After Genocide

After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond

“This book should be labelled ‘for the mature individual only.’ But for that mature individual it is of extreme interest. It shows, far from any Manichean stereotyping, the many facets of having to try to live in an impossibly complex social and human situation. Highly recommended.”

Gérard Prunier,
The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide

Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities

Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World

“This book makes an all too rare and important point: One of the distinguishing characteristics of social entrepreneurs is the way their actions and their example pave the way for peace. Kaufman gives us multiple examples here to demonstrate that the kind of empathetic leadership exhibited by these social entrepreneurs builds an alternative to conflict and contributes to the stability and security of societies.”

Dr. Diana Wells,
President, Ashoka

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2015-04-03
George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, DC

“On International Law and Transitional Justice” (exact title TBD). George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. Washington, DC. 3 April 2015.

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From the Blog

2014-12-19
Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog! I will soon begin posting here regularly. I am currently in the process of...

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Transitional Justice


Transitional Justice Media

Over the years, transitional justice and related human rights issues have featured in many films...

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After Genocide

Publications

2009-03-23
After Genocide

After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda...

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Publications

2012-08-31
Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities

Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World "This book makes an all...

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Kigali Public Library

This project was to build Rwanda's first ever public library. Dr. Kaufman serves on the...

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