Leah Zamore

Program Lead, Humanitarian Crises

Leah Zamore is a Program Lead and directs the Humanitarian Crises program at CIC. She also co-directs an Experts Group on Global Refugee Policy and is the co-author, with Alex Aleinikoff, of The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime, published in November 2019 by Stanford University Press. Prior to her current position, Ms. Zamore taught international human rights law as a visiting professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas law school in São 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 adviser 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.

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