Jeswald Salacuse

Henry J. Braker Professor of Law

  • AB, Hamilton College
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • Diploma, University of Paris


Jeswald W. Salacuse, Henry J. Braker Professor of Law, served as The Fletcher School Dean for nine years and was previously Dean of the Southern Methodist University Law School. His teaching and research interests include international negotiation, law and development, and international investment law. With a J.D. from Harvard University, Salacuse has been a lecturer in law at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, a Wall Street lawyer, professor and research director at the National School of Administration, Congo, the Ford FoundationĀ¹s Middle East advisor on law and development based in Lebanon, and later the Foundation's representative in Sudan. He has been a visiting professor in the United Kingdom, France, and Spain and held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Comparative Law in Italy. He has also served as a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Salacuse has been the Chairman of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration, Chairman of the Board of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, and the founding President of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). A consultant to multinational companies, government agencies, international organizations, universities, foundations and foreign governments, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, and the executive committee and faculty of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He is also lead independent director of several mutual funds, chairman of the India Fund and Asia Tigers Fund, and president and member of international arbitration tribunals of the World BankĀ¹s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. His recent books include The Three Laws of International Investment (Oxford University Press, 2013), Negotiating Life (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) The Law of Investment Treaties (Oxford University Press, 2010), Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government (2008), Leading Leaders (2006), and The Global Negotiator (2003).

Curriculum Vitae - Jeswald Salacuse

Professional Activities
  • Chairman, India Fund and Asia Tigers Fund (current)
  • President, International Arbitration Tribunal, World Bank's Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (current)
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Comparative Law for Italy (spring 2000)
  • Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1986-94)
  • Dean, Southern Methodist University School of Law (1980-86)
  • Advisor on Law and Development, The Ford Foundation
  • taught at the University of London, University of Trento (Italy), University of Bristol (England), Instituto de Empresa (Spain), Southern Methodist University, Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria),
  • Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussés (France), National School of Law and Administration (Zaire), the Lebanese University, and University of Khartoum
  • Associate Director, African Law Center, Columbia Law School
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
  • Founding President, Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
  • Chairman, Institute of Transnational Arbitration
  • Chairman, Council for International Exchange of Scholars
  • Member, Steering Committee, Program on Negotiation, Harvard University

Professional Associations
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Steering Committee Member, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

  • International Business Relations Program

Research Interests
  • International business law
  • international negotiation
  • law and development
  • comparative law

Salacuse, Jeswald W and Nicholas P. Sullivan. "Do BITs Really Work?: An Evaluation of Bilateral Investment Treaties and Their Grand Bargain." Harvard International Law Journal 46, no. 1 (2005): 67-130.
Salacuse, Jeswald W. "The Top Ten Ways That Culture Can Affect Your Negotiation." Ivey Business Journal 69, no. 1 (2004).
• Salacuse, Jeswald W. "Corporate Governance in the New Century." The Company Lawyer 25, no. 3 (2004): 69-83.
Salacuse, Jeswald W. "Corporate Governance, Culture, and Convergence: Corporations American Style or with a European Touch?" European Business Law Review 14, no. 5 (2003): 471-496.
• "Direct Foreign Investment and the Law in Developing Countries," ICSID Review (The World Bank) (2000).
• "From Developing Countries to Emerging Markets: A New Era for Law and Development," The International Lawyer (1999).
• "Intercultural Negotiations in International Business" (vol. 8) Group Decision and Negotiation (1999).
• The Top Ten Ways Culture Affects Negotiating Style
• "After the Contract, What? Negotiating to Work Successfully With a Foreign Partner." Canadian International Lawyer. 1997.

• The Law of Investment Treaties (Oxford University Press, 2010).
• Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government AMACOM (2008).
Salacuse, Jeswald W. Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, And Powerful People. 2005.
Salacuse, Jeswald W. The Global Negotiator: Making, Managing and Mending Deals Around the World in the Twenty-First Century. 2003.
• The Wise Advisor: What Every Professional Should Know about Consulting and Counseling (2000).
• The Art of Advice (1994).
• Making Global Deals (1991).
• International Business Planning: Law and Taxation (co-author, 6 vols.) (1987).
• An Introduction to Law in French-Speaking Africa (2 vols.) (1969 and 1975).
• Nigerian Family Law (co-author) (1966).

• Salacuse, Jeswald W. "Toward a Global Treaty on Foreign Investment: The Search for a Grand Bargain." In Arbitrating Foreign Investment Disputes, eds. Norbert Horn and Stefan Kroll, Aspen Publishers, 2004.
• "Direct Negotiation and Mediation in International Financial and Business Conflicts," Non-Judicial Dispute Settlement of International Financial Transactions (2000).
• European Corporations American Style-Governance, Culture and Convergence




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