Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee

Fellowship Spotlight: Zach

Zach completed his PhD in International Relations in 2020 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. Since then, he has primarily worked in the think tank world, splitting his time between the Brussels-based Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, focusing on EU affairs) and the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD, focusing on Canadian & US foreign policy).

At CEPS, he is currently directing two research projects on transatlantic relations and European security in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He is also involved in a major research consortium tasked with how to make EU foreign policy more effective in a multipolar world. At IPD, he has directed a soon-to-be-completed project that outlines key considerations shaping the future of Canada’s China policy, and has just launched a second project aimed at delineating the nature and scope of Canada’s national interests in a shifting international order.

Zach has also remained active in the academic world. He was a contributing author to a book on Canada’s declining international profile and the co-editor of a book on the English School theory of international relations.

He lives in Geneva, Switzerland with his wife Meredith and daughter Zelda.