Zachary D. Kaufman, J.D., Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Law and Fellow at Stanford Law School, a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Previously, Dr. Kaufman 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 has served in all three branches of the U.S. government. He was a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow, a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a clerk for the Honorable Juan Torruella on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In addition, he served at the U.S. Departments of State and Justice. He also has served at three international war crimes tribunals: the International Criminal Court (where he was the first American to serve) as well as the UN International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the Former Yugoslavia. In the private sector, Dr. Kaufman has practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and worked at Google.
Dr. Kaufman is a member of the Association of Marshall Scholars’ Board of Directors’ Executive Committee and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his Ph.D. and M.Phil., both in International Relations, from Oxford University (where he was a Marshall Scholar); his J.D. from Yale Law School (where he was an Olin Fellow, Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review, Managing Editor of the Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal, Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, and co-founder and co-president of Yale Law Social Entrepreneurs), and his BA in Political Science from Yale University (where he was the student body president).
Ph.D. (International Relations), Oxford University
J.D., Yale Law School
M. Phil. (International Relations), Oxford University