Jack Parham is an MPP student focussing on the nexus between corruption and human rights abuse. With four years of experience as a legal investigator, during his studies, Jack continues to work for a non-profit organization investigating the financial operations of perpetrators of human rights abuses, war crimes, and environmental harm.
Having held roles in various non-governmental and charitable organizations in Nicaragua, Colombia, and Brazil, focusing on education and development, Jack began his career in legal investigations at a London-based firm specializing in international litigation and arbitration. There, he managed complex corporate mapping and evidence-gathering exercises involving bribery, money laundering, smuggling, and maritime sanctions busting. While his expertise lies primarily in Latin American affairs, he has carried out extensive research and solo fieldwork across jurisdictions in the Middle East, Africa, and Southern Europe. Drawing on his experience collaborating with law firms, civil society organizations, and state authorities, Jack is focussing his studies on the effects of corruption on human rights, as well as the international legal structures, diplomatic relations, and grassroots movements that facilitate the prevention of – and enforcement against – corruption.
Jack has a BA Hons First Class from the University of Cambridge in Medieval & Modern Languages, specializing in Spanish and Portuguese. He received a Mellon Fellowship to pursue his studies at Yale.