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Joost Pauwelyn

Professor at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
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PhD in Law, University of Neuchâtel; Magister Juris, University of Oxford; Master in Law (magna cum laude), Catholic University of Leuven. Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) (Geneva); Co-Director, Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI); Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law Center. Specializes in international economic law, in particular the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Foreign Investment Law. Advises governments and non-state actors in WTO dispute settlement and investor-state arbitration. Former: Senior Advisor, King & Spalding LLC; Co-founder, TradeLab.org; Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School; Tenured professor, Duke Law School; Legal officer, WTO. Appointed on the roster of WTO panelists and as arbitrator under Free Trade Agreements.