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Jeswald William Salacuse

Jeswald William Salacuse, American lawyer, educator. Bar: New York 1965, Texas 1980. Member American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Foundation (trustee 1983-1986), Council on Foreign Relations, American Law Institute, American Society International Law, Cosmos Club (Washington).


  • Salacuse, Jeswald William was born on January 28, 1938 in Niagara Falls, New York, United States. Son of William L. and Bessie B. (Buzzelli) Salacuse.

  • Education

    • Diploma, University Paris, 1959. AB, Hamilton College, 1960. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1963.


    • Lecturer law Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, 1963-1965. Associate Conboy, Hewitt, O'Brien & Boardman, New York City, 1965-1967. Associate director African Law Center, Columbia University, 1967-1968.

      Professor, director Research Center, National School Administration, Zaire, 1968-1971. Middle East regional advisor on law and development Ford Foundation, Beirut, 1971-1974, representative in Sudan, 1974-1977. Visiting professor University Khartoum, Sudan, 1974-1977.

      Visiting scholar Harvard Law School, 1977-1978. Professor law Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1978-1986, dean, 1980-1986. Dean, professor international law Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1986-1994, Henry J. Braker professor commercial law, since 1994.

      Fellow Institute Advanced Legal Studies, University London, 1995. Visiting professor Ecole National Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, 1990-1995, Institute Empressa, Madrid, 1995, University Bristol, University London School Oriental and African Studies, 1995—2003. Consultant Ford Foundation, 1978-1982, 93, United States Department State, 1978-1980, United Nations Center on Transnat.

      Corps., since 1988, Harvard Institute International Development, since 1990, Asia Foundation, 1992, Harvard Law School/World Bank Laos Project, 1991-1993. With Sri Lanka finance sector project ISTI/United States Agency for International Development, 1993-1994. Lecturer Georgetown University International Law Institute, 1978-1994, Panam.

      University, Mexico City, 1981. Chairman committee on Middle Eastern law Social Science Research Council, 1978-1984. Chairman Asia Tigers Fund Inc., 2005^, Council International Exchange Scholars, 1987-1991, India Fund Inc., 2005^.

      Board directors Emerging Markets Income Funds. I & II Inc., Global Partners Income Fund, Inc., Salomon Brothers Worldwide Income Fund, Inc., Emerging Markets Floating Rate Fund, Inc., Municipal Partners Funds I & II, Salomon Brothers High Income Funds I & II, Salomon Brothers 2008 Worldwide Dollar Government Term Trust, Municipal Partners Funds I & II. Trustee Southwestern Legal Foundation, 1992-2004, American University Paris, 1993-1997.

      President International Third World Legal Studies Association, 1987-1991. Chairman Institute Transnat. Arbitration, 1991-1993.

      President Association Professional Schools International Affairs, 1988-1989. Fulbright distinguished chair in comparative law, Italy, 2000. President International Center for Settlement Investment Disputes Arbitration Tribunal, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1965, Texas 1980.


    • The Law of Investment Treaties (Oxford International Law Library)
    • Investment treaties, which grant special international protection to foreign investors and give them a means to enforce those rights against States in which they have invested, have become increasingly important in planning, executing and managing international investments.
    • The Art of Advice: How to Give It and How to Take It
    • A practical guide to advice in a business setting discusses the fundamental principles of advising, covering such topics as how to keep advice objective, evaluate advice and advisors, and tailor advice to the needs of the client.


    Member American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Foundation (trustee 1983-1986), Council on Foreign Relations, American Law Institute, American Society International Law, Cosmos Club (Washington).


    • Married Donna Booth, October 1, 1966. Children: William, Maria.
    • father: William L. Salacuse
    • mother: Bessie B. (Buzzelli) Salacuse
    • spouse: Donna Booth
    • children: William Salacuse
    • Maria Salacuse
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