Zachary is part of the Applied Research and Innovation team at Trilateral Research.
His research background and areas of expertise are in applied ethics and moral, political, and social philosophy. His current research interests and projects include the ethics of border security and migration, the ethics of surveillance, values and ethics of HCI and artificial intelligence, and the nature of privacy.
Zachary completed his Habilitation in ethics and moral philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Prior to taking up this position he was Postdoc in Normative Ethics at Universität Regensburg. He holds a Ph.D. in moral philosophy from Arizona State University, an M.A. in philosophy from Stony Brook University, and a B.A. summa cum laude in philosophy from Emory University.
Zachary is the author of 15 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In 2015 the Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover awarded their first-place medal to his article entitled “Evil, ‘Evil’, and Taking Responsibility” (Mentis 2016). In addition, he is co-editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Perpetrator Studies (Routledge 2019) and the editor of Reflections on Ethics and Responsibility: Essays in Honor of Peter A. French (Springer 2017). Beginning in 2020 he will become a Chief Editor of Midwest Studies in Philosophy.