Readership: Law students and professors, international business and finance students and professors, undergraduate and graduate business school students, finance professionals, attorneys practicing international business law
Jose E. Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, New York University Law School, Karl P. Sauvant, Resident Senior Fellow and Founding Executive Director, Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, With Kamil Girard Ahmed, and With Gabriela P. Vizcamno
Professor Alvarez is the Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University Law School. At NYU he teaches courses on international law, foreign investment, and international organizations. He is also serving as special adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on a pro bono basis. Professor Alvarez was formerly
the Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and the executive director of the Center on Global Legal Problems at Columbia Law School, a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, an associate professor at the George Washington University's National Law Center, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center. Prior to entering academia in 1989, Professor Alvarez was an attorney adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State where he worked on cases before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, served on the negotiation teams for bilateral investment treaties and the Canada-U.S.
Trade Agreement, and was legal adviser to the administration of justice program in Latin America coordinated by the Agency of International Development. Professor Alvarez has also been in private practice and was a judicial clerk to the late Hon. Thomas Gibbs Gee of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He served as President of the American Society of International Law from 2006-08. His recently concluded set of lectures at The Hague Academy of International Law, concerning the public international law governing international investment, are expected to be published in book form in late 2010. Prof. Alvarez's book, International Organizations as Law-Makers, was published in paperback in 2006. He was educated at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University.
Karl P. Sauvant is a Resident Senior Fellow and Founding Executive Director of the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, and Guest Professor at Nankai University, China. Before that, he was Director of UNCTAD's Investment Division. He is the author of, or responsible for, a substantial number of publications. In 2006, he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the European International Business Academy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.
"I recommend to anyone who is interested in the basic underpinnings of this rapidly emerging area of the law." - Ed Kehoe, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer
PART I - Stakeholder Expectations in the International Investment Regime
1.1: What do Developing Countries Expect from the International Investment Regime?
1.2: Civil Society Perspectives: What Do Key Stakeholders Expect From the International Investment Regime?
1.3: Regulating Multinationals: Foreign Investment, Development and the Balance of Corporate and Home Country Rights and Responsibilities in a Globalizing World
Peter T. Muchlinski
1.4: On the Perceived Inconsistency in Investor-State Jurisprudence
Stanimir A. Alexandrov
PART II - Reforming the FDI regime: Avenues to Consider
2.1: Considering Recalibration of International Investment Agreements: Empirical Insights
Susan D. Franck
2.2: All Clear on the Investment Front: A Plea for a Restatement
Petros C. Mavroidis
2.3: Legal Developments in U.S. National Security Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment (2006-2008) 1
2.4: Challenges and Prospects Facing the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 1
Nassib G. Ziadé
2.5: The Changing Political Economy of Foreign Investment: Finding a Balance Between Hard and Soft Forms of Regulation
John H. Dunning and Sarianna M. Lundan
2.6: Multilateral Approaches to Investment: The Way Forward
2.7: The Future of International Investment Law: A Balance Between the Protection of Investors and the States' Capacity to Regulate
2.8: International Investment Rulemaking at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Stocktaking and Options for the Way Forward
James Zhan, Jorg Weber and Joachim Karl
PART III - Report of the Rapporteur
3.1: Improving the International Investment Law and Policy System
Report of the Rapporteur
Andrea K. Bjorklund