Leah Zamore

Leah Zamore directs the Humanitarian Crises program at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC). She also co-directs an Experts Initiative on Global Refugee Policy and is the co-author of a forthcoming book (Stanford, 2019) on the evolution of the international refugee protection regime. Prior to her current position, Ms. Zamore taught international human rights law as a visiting professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas law school in Sao Paulo, Brazil; served as a special advisor to the federal Government in Brasilia on refugee and humanitarian issues; and, before that, worked as a policy advisor to the Deputy High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland. In previous years, her human rights and humanitarian work has taken her to Ethiopia, northern Uganda, South Africa, France, Kosovo, and India. Ms. Zamore has a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School, a Master’s degree from Oxford University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.