ICC Observers Project Managers:
Zak is a 2007 Rhodes Scholar from Michigan who recently completed an MPhil in Political Theory at New College, Oxford University. His thesis examines both the theoretical foundations and the legal applications of the 1948 Genocide Convention. In 2007 he received a BA from Emory University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Honors and majors in International Relations, Philosophy, Comparative Literature and a minor in French. Previously he worked for the World Bank Inspection Panel, the Carter Center Democracy Program, and the Georgia Capital Defenders Office.
Julie is a 2007 Rhodes Scholar from California who recently completed an MPhil in Development Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Her thesis examines the construction of rule of law and justice systems in protracted refugee camps and settlements and is based on fieldwork in Meheba Refugee Settlement, Zambia. Julie graduated from Stanford University in 2007 with a B.A. in International Relations and Certificate in African Studies with distinction, honors, and Phi Beta Kappa. She has worked for UNHCR, Human Rights First, the U.S. Department of State, and FORGE.