Leah Zamore

Associate Director, Humanitarian Policy

Leah Zamore is the Associate Director, Humanitarian Policy at the NYU Center on International Cooperation. She also co-directs an Experts Group on Global Refugee Policy; is the co-author, with Alex Aleinikoff, of The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime (Stanford University Press, 2019); serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Asylum Access, a global refugee rights NGO; and teaches on migration and human rights at the New School.

Prior to her current positions, Ms. Zamore taught international human rights law 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.