Anna Gelpern is an Anne Fleming Research Professor at the Law Center and a nonresident senior fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics. She has published research on government debt, contracts, and regulation of financial institutions and markets. She has co-authored a law textbook on International Finance, and has contributed to international initiatives on financial reform and government debt. Professor Gelpern co-directs the Sovereign Debt Forum, a collaboration among Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law and academic institutions in the United States and Europe, dedicated to cutting edge research and capacity building in sovereign debt management.


Diana Kapiszewski is a Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Government. Her research interests include public law, comparative politics, and research methods. Her first book High Courts and Economic Governance in Argentina and Brazil (Cambridge University Press 2012) explores high court-elected branch interactions over economic policy in Argentina and Brazil in the post-transition period. Her current work examines judicial politics and the uses of law in Latin America. On project analyzes institutions of electoral governance and another investigates informal workers’ use of legal strategies in the region; each focuses specifically on Brazil and Mexico. Her work has appeared in Latin American Politics and Society, Law and Social Inquiry, Law & Society Review, Perspectives on Politics, and PS: Political Science and Politics.


Joost Pauwelyn, a Visiting Professor at the Law Center, is a Professor of International Law and the Head of the Internaitonal Law Department at the Graduate Insitute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland and Co-Director of the Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI). He specializes in international economic law, in particular the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Foreign Investment Law. Professor Pauwelyn also advises governments and non-state actors in WTO dispute settlement and investor-state arbitration. He is a co-founder of, and online platform aimed at broadening access to justice under trade and investment treaties.


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Joseph A. Page, a Professor Emeritus at the Law Center and the Director of the CAROLA from 2003 to 2017, began writing about Brazil and Argentina in 1963. His first book, The Revolution That Never Was: Northeast Brazil, 1955-1964, appeared in 1972, and was translated into Portuguese by the Brazilian playwright Ariano Suassuna. His 1983 book, Peron: A Biography, was a bestseller for five months in Argentina. The latest revised edition appeared in 2014. In 1996, he contributed an extensive introduction to Evita: In My Own Words, which published the text of a manuscript believed to have been adapted from death-bed dictation by Eva Perón. His 1995 book, The Brazilians, attempts to explain what makes Brazilians Brazilian. Professor Page’s articles and book reviews on Latin America have appeared in numerous sources, including the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic, and the Washington Post.


Katharine Donato is the Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration and the Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Among her most recent work are new edited volumes on the landscape of U.S. legal migration and refugee integration in Canada, Europe and the United States. Her most recent books, which she co-authored, include Refugees, Migration and Global Governance: Negotiating the Global Compacts and Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age. She is also currently researching about the assimilation and mobility experiences of U.S. immigrant adults who entered as unaccompanied children.


Madhavi Sunder, a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs at the Law Center, is a leading scholar of law and culture. She was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2006 and has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the Yale Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, and Cornell Law School. Her work traverses numerous legal fields, from intellectual property to human rights law and the First Amendment. Professor Sunder has published articles in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the California Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and Law and Contemporary Problems, among others. Her book, From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice, was published by Yale University Press in 2012.


Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., is an associate professor in the Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and he currently serves as the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies. His research examines the dynamics of labor and social welfare policy in developing and middle-income countries. A specialist on Latin America, he has conducted extensive field research and has worked on several development projects. He is the author of Continuity Despite Change: The Politics of Labor Regulation in Latin How America (Stanford University Press, 2014), and numerous journal articles.


Mitt Regan is a McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence, Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, and Co-Director on the Center on National Security and the Law at the Law Center. His work focuses on international law, national security, conflict, and international human rights. He teaches a practicum on Business and Human Rights, and is a member of the advisory group on Business and Human Rights of the American Bar Association Center on Human Rights. His work in this field includes the article Lawyers, Globalization, and Transnational Governance Regimes, and the co-authored articles or book chapters Business and Human Rights as a Galaxy of Norms, The Regulation of Multinational Labour and Employment Practices Through a Galaxy of Norms, and Lawyers in the Shadow of the Regulatory State: Transnational Governance on Business and Human Rights.


Ricardo Ernst is the Baratta Chair in Global Business, Professor of Operations and Global Logistics, and the Deputy Dean of the McDonough School of Business. His research interests include strategic analysis of logistics systems at both macro and micro level. He has been involved in developing metrics and performance evaluations for the logistics requirements and challenges for coordinating complex supply chain projects including non-for profit organizations like the Pan American Health Organization and EX-IM Bank. Professor Ernst also co-authored a book on Global Operations and Logistics (John Wiley and Sons, 1998) which includes an innovative framework and cases from Europe, Asia, the US and Latin America.


Rosa Brooks, a Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy and the Associate Dean for Centers and Institutes, teaches courses on international law, national security, constitutional law and criminal justice at the Law Center. In addition to her work a Professor, she has also worked in government service and journalism. This has included serving as Counselor to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, founding the Defense Department’s Office for Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Policy, and serving as a senior advisor at the US Department of State. She has written articles for a variety of sources, including Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Her most recent book Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize and named one of the five best books of the year by the Council on Foreign Relations.