Jeswald Salacuse

Henry J. Braker Professor of Law


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

Biography

Jeswald W. Salacuse is Henry J. Braker Professor of Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, the senior graduate professional school of international relations in the United States. Salacuse served as The Fletcher School's Dean for nine years. With broad experience in higher education, international development, and legal practice, he specializes in international investment law, international negotiation, international business transactions, and law and development. Professor Salacuse holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an A.B. from Hamilton College, and a diploma from the University of Paris. He has been a lecturer in law at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, a lawyer with a Wall Street law firm, a professor of law and director of research at the National School of Administration in the Congo, the Ford Foundation's Middle East advisor on law and development based in Beirut, Lebanon, and later the Foundation's representative in the Sudan. For six years, he served as Dean of the School of Law of Southern Methodist University. Professor Salacuse has traveled and lectured widely. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of London, the University of Bristol, the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, and the Instituto de Empresa, Madrid. In the spring of 2000, he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Comparative Law in Italy. Salacuse has written numerous books and articles, including Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, and Powerful People (AMACOM, 2006, selected by The Globe and Mail as one of the ten best business books of 2006), The Global Negotiator: Making, Managing, and Mending Deals Around the World in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, selected as one of the best business books of 2003 by Library Journal); The Wise Advisor: What Every Professional Should Know About Consulting and Counseling (Praeger, 2000, Chinese edition 2004) Making Global Deals (1991, Houghton Mifflin; paperback edition by Times Books; ten foreign language editions), International Business Planning: Law and Taxation (six volumes, with W.P. Streng), An Introduction to Law in French-speaking Africa (2 vols.), and Nigerian Family Law. His most recent book is Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government (2008). Salacuse has served as the Chairman of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration, Chairman of the Board of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, President of the International Third World Legal Studies Association, 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 the lead independent director of several mutual funds managed by Legg Mason, chairman of the India Fund and Asia Tigers Fund, and president of an international arbitration tribunal under the auspices of the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.


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

Affiliations
  • International Business Relations Program

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

ARTICLES
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.

BOOKS
• 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).

BOOK CHAPTERS
• 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



Email Address
Jeswald.Salacuse@tufts.edu

Office Phone
617.627.3633

Office Fax
617.627.3871

Office Location
Mugar 250E

Office Hours
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Mailing Address
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02155