Election Year: 2014
Election Constituency: United States of America
Scholar Status: Scholar Alum
Rhodes Identifier: California & Magdalen 2014
Zarko Perovic, San Diego, is a 2012 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he majored in political science and classical civilizations, and graduated in the top five in his class. Since graduation, he has worked in the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the State Department and at the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, where he is designing a system that allows individuals to document atrocities occurring in conflict zones. As a boy growing up in Serbia he learned what war crimes were directly and before he learned their definition. At Berkeley he was a research assistant with the War Crimes Studies Center relating to the Cambodian genocide. He also founded and edited a lifestyle magazine and plays the classical guitar. He did an independent senior project to raise public awareness of Roma issues in Paris. He speaks Serbo-Croatian, French, Spanish, German and Romanian and reads Latin.