Zahara’s Writing


Works in Progress

Learning Service: The Essential Guide to International Volunteer Travel
Co-writing with Claire Bennett, Joseph Collins, and Daniela Papi. Anticipated completion: 2017

Translated: The Memoir of Helmut Heckscher, From Kindertransport to WW II
Edited by Zahara Heckscher
Forthcoming Publication on X libris and Amazon, 2017

Spice Lady: A Novel with Recipes
ms in editing stage

Books/Articles in Books

How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas,with Joseph Collins and Stefano DeZerega (Penguin Putnam, 2002)

 “Historical Antecedents of the Current Global Justice Movement” in Global Backlash: Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy, ed. by Robin Broad (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002)

“Lessons from the Anti-Apartheid Movement” in The Global Activist’s Manual: Local Ways to Change the World, ed. by Mike Prokosch and Laura Raymond (Nation Books, 2002)

“Choosing a Volunteer Program” in Work Abroad: The Complete Guide to Finding a Job Overseaswith Joseph Collins and Stefano DeZerega (Transitions Abroad Publishing, 2002)

Articles about International Travel and Volunteering

How to Find Your First Paid Job Overseas: Five Proven Strategies to Find  International Work” Transitions Abroad, updated June 2014

Culinary Tourism: Exploring Local Culture through Food
Transitions Abroad, updated March 2014

Why Volunteer Overseas?
(interview with Gregory Hubbs)
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

The Seven Sins of International Volunteerism
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

How to Evaluate International Volunteer Sending Organizations
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

Choosing a Volunteer Placement Organization” with Joseph Collins and Stefano DeZerega, Transitions Abroad

How to Choose a Graduate Degree Program for Your International Career
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

Use Study Abroad to Launch Your International Career: Planning Your Study Abroad Experience with a Focus on Your Future
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

International Volunteering with Your Family: Inter-Generational and Cross Cultural Considerations
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

Leveraging Your Volunteer Experience To Find Paid Work Abroad
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

The Networking Manifesto for International Employment: Part 1–Why Creating an Engaged Group of Contacts is Key to Finding a Job Overseas and How to Reach Out Ethically and Effectively
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

Volunteering in Asia: The Big Picture, Top Tips, and Recommended Organizations
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

Volunteering in Mexico and Central America: An Overview, Top Tips, and Recommended Organizations
Transitions Abroad, December 2012

Internships vs. Volunteering: Similarities, Differences and Options for International Service and Learning
Transitions Abroad, December 2011

Teaching Abroad: Top Ten Tips for Preventing Nightmare Experiences
Transitions Abroad, October 2011

Volunteering in Africa: Inside Tips and Top Volunteer Sending Organizations
Transitions Abroad, November 2009

Safety Issues for Women Traveling Solo: Stay Safe But Don’t Stay Home
Transitions Abroad, November/December 2003

Learn a Language and Do Good: Combine Volunteering with Language Study Abroad
Transitions Abroad, November/December 2002

Volunteer Overseas the Right Way
Transitions Abroad, September/October 2002

Articles about the Transpacific Partnership and Prices of Medicine

Congress, You Are to Blame for EpiPen Prices
Stop the CEO-Shaming and Take a Stand Against the TPP


Zahara Heckscher media statement at press conference TPPkills Atlanta Sept 30 2015

Statement by Zahara Heckscher upon release from jail for protesting proposed October 1

I feel Good Today Zahara Heckscher Speech on TPP and Cancer Drug Access OCt 1

Other Articles

“A Workbook for Finding and Planning a Volunteer Experience Abroad”–For Individuals and For EDUs and ORGs
Melibee Global, August & November 2013

Pay Yourself First
Workshop & Event Guide, Winter/Spring 2011, and First Person Plural Blog at the Writer’s Center, March, 2011

“Introductory Note to United States Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007,” with Jerry Fowler. International Legal Materials Volume 47, No. 1, 2008

“A Conspiracy of Hope”
Yes Magazine, Spring 2004

Getting Charity to Begin at Home
Washington Post, January 18, 2004

“Before Seattle: the historical roots of the current movement against corporate-led globalisation,” with Robin Broad in Third World Quarterly Volume 24, Number 4, August 2003




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