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Biography

W. Michael Reisman is Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law at the Yale Law School where he has been on the Faculty since 1965. He has been a visiting professor in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Berlin, Basel, Paris and Geneva. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and a former member of its Executive Council, the President of the Arbitration Tribunal of the Bank for International Settlements, a member of the Advisory Committee on International Law of the Department of State, Vice-Chairman of the Policy Sciences Center, Inc., and a member of the Board of The Foreign Policy Association. He has been elected to the Institut de Droit International and is Honorary Professor in City University of Hong Kong. He has published widely in the area of international law and served as arbitrator and counsel in many international cases. He was also President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, Vice-President and Honorary Vice-President of the American Society of International Law and Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law. He has served as arbitrator in the Eritrea/Ethiopia Boundary Dispute and in the Abyei (Sudan) Boundary Dispute. His most recent books are Foreign Investment Disputes: Cases, Materials and Commentary (with Bishop and Crawford) (Kluwer Law International, 2005); International Law in Contemporary Perspective (with Arsanjani, Wiessner & Westerman) (Foundation Press, 2004); Jurisdiction in International Law (Ashgate, 1999); Law in Brief Encounters (Yale University Press, 1999), Chinese Translation, Shenghuozhongde Weiguan Falu [Microscopic Laws in Life] (Shangzhou Chubanshe, Taipei, 2001); and The Reasons Requirement in International Investment Arbitration: Critical Case Studies (with Aguilar Alvarez, eds.) (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008). A Chinese edition of his selected writings, Understanding and Shaping International Law: Essays of W. Michael Reisman was published by Law Press of China in 2007.