George G. Zarubin

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


George Zarubin is an international lawyer, an international development, non-profit management and philanthropy senior executive and visiting lecturer in international non-profit management at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Over the course of a thirty-year career, Mr. Zarubin built the organizational capacity of foundations and non-profits by overseeing their transformation, sustainability and ensuring targeted and measurable impacts. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the AHA Foundation. Previously, Mr. Zarubin served as the President of the America for Bulgaria Foundation and Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Vice President of the Salzburg Global Seminar and Eurasia Foundation, and Executive Director of the Soros Foundation Kazakhstan. Prior to working in the philanthropic/non-profit sector, Mr. Zarubin litigated admiralty cases in California, and served as the Legal Advisor to the President of the Novorossiysk Shipping Company in Novorossiysk, Russia.

International development; Philanthropy; Non-profit Management; Admiralty Law; States of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and US relations with them, democratic reform, civil society development, negotiations & coalition building

IAFF 6502/6503 International Non-Profit Management

LL.M. in Admiralty Law, Tulane University Law School
Juris Doctor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University