Zachary D. Kaufman

Zachary D. Kaufman, J.D., Ph.D., (@zacharykaufman) is Lecturer in Law and Fellow at Stanford Law School, Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution, and Senior Fellow at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Previously, he taught in Yale University’s Department of Political Science and George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He has served in all three branches of the U.S. government (including at the Supreme Court, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Departments of State and Justice) and in three war crimes tribunals (the International Criminal Court and the UN International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the Former Yugoslavia).

Dr. Kaufman is the author or editor of three books: United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice (2016), Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities (2012), and After Genocide (2009); most of his other publications are available on his Social Science Research Network (SSRN) page. He received his DPhil (PhD) and MPhil, both in International Relations, from Oxford (Marshall Scholar); his JD from Yale Law School (Olin Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review); and his BA in Political Science from Yale (student body president).

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