Sara ZuckerDirector of International Legal Studies Programs
Andre BarbicInternational Legal Studies Program Officer
Shona SimkinCommunications Manager
Sara Zucker is the Director of International Legal Studies Programs. For eight years, Sara was the director of the Project on Justice in Times of Transition, a program that brought together individuals from a broad spectrum of countries to share experiences in ending conflict, establishing peace, and building civil society. Sara’s work with political and community leaders has had a particular focus on issues of civil rights and peace in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Israel and Palestine. She served as the executive director of American Friends of Ratz / Meretz (the Israeli Civil Rights and Peace Movement) and worked for organizations that include the Committee to Protect Journalists, B’Tselem (the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories), and the Israeli-Palestinian Human Rights Committee. Sara holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an M.A. in International Affairs, with a specialization in Human Rights and International Law, from Columbia University.
Andre Barbic is the Program Officer for International Legal Studies. He was previously associate director of New Program Development, Logistics and Operations in the Global Experience Office at Northeastern University. Prior to that, he served as assistant director of the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy, where he developed and managed a range of international programs and initiatives for the University of Georgia School of Law. He also has experience working overseas, primarily in China and Europe, as well as at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where he worked for both Conference Services and as a legal intern in the Office of Legal Affairs. From 2011-2013, Andre was in charge of an educational media startup in Atlanta, GA. Andre speaks fluent French, and holds a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Shona Simkin is the Communications Manager for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies. Shona has spent 14 years in the field of Web communications and writing, most recently at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has a professional chef’s certificate from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.