Academic Council

Since its foundation, the ITA has had a deep commitment to scholarship, and nowhere is this reflected better than in its Academic Council, made up of the top academics in the field of international arbitration. The Academic Council is a key constituent body of the ITA, intimately involved in its leadership, the preparation of its programs, and its publications and educational videos. It takes the lead in organizing the ITA-ASIL Conference each year in Washington, D.C..


Susan Franck
Washington & Lee Univ. Law School
Lexington, VA

Vice Chairs

Chiara Giorgetti
Aniversity of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, VA

Jarrod Wong
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA

Chairs Emeriti

The Hon. Thomas Buergenthal
The George Washington University Law School
Washington, D.C.

David D. Caron
Dean and Professor of Law
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College
London, United Kingdom

Council Members

Shahla Ali
Univeristy of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

José E. Alvarez
New York University School of Law
New York, NY

Frédéric Bachand
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Gary Born
London, United Kingdom

Charles H. Brower, II
Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, MI

Chester Brown
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Jack J. Coe, Jr.
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA

John R. Crook
George Washington University Law School
Potomac, MD

Karen Halverson Cross
The John Marshall Law School
Chicago, IL

Diane Desierto
University of Hawaii Williams S. Richardson School of Law
Honolulu, HI

Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS

Mark Feldman
Peking University School of Transnational Law
Shenzhen, China

Manuel A. Gomez
Florida International University College of Law
Miami, FL

Horacio A. Grigera Naón
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, DC

J. Martin Hunter
Essex Court Chambers
London, United Kingdom

Susan L. Karamanian
George Washington University Law School
Washington, D.C.

Céline Lévesque
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Abul (Munir) Maniruzzaman
University of Portsmouth School of Law
London, United Kingdom

Loukas Mistelis
Queen Mary University of London School of International Arbitration
London, United Kingdom

Erin O’Hara O’Connor
Vanderbilt University School of Law
Nashville, TN

Pilar Perales Viscasillas
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Departamento de Derecho Privado
Getafe-Madrid, Spain

Sergio Puig
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Tucson, AZ

Alan S. Rau
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Catherine Rogers
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
State College, PA

Victoria Shannon Sahani
Washington & Lee University School of Law
Lexington, VA

Dr. Stephan W. Schill
Professor of International and Economic Law and Governance
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ben H. Sheppard, Jr.
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX

Linda J. Silberman
New York University School of Law
New York, NY

Thomas J. Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA

S.I. (Stacie) Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
Columbia, MO

Louise Ellen Teitz
Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, Rhode Island

Todd Weiler
Investment Treaty Arbitration Counsel
London, Canada

Peter Winship
SMU Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX