Susan L. Karamanian | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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Dr. Susan L. Karamanian (JD)


Dean
College of Law & Public Policy

  • Phone44541949
  • Office locationC.03.004, Minaretein, Education City

Biography

Susan L. Karamanian is Dean of HBKU's College of Law & Public Policy. She previously held leadership positions at the American University of Sharjah and the George Washington University Law School. Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and was previously Vice President of ASIL. She was also President of the Washington Foreign Law Society. She has lectured on international law at the University of Paris, the OAS Academy of International Law, Tamil Nadu National Law School, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and the Hague Academy of International Law (Director of English Studies). She has presented two lectures (“The Right to Property under International Law” and “The Intersection of Public International Law and Private International Law”) as part of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law. She is a trustee of the Center for American and International Law, where she chairs the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, and a director of Texas Appleseed. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Council on Germany, the American Bar Foundation, and the Texas Bar Foundation.


Research Interests

  • International investment law
  • International human rights law
  • International business transactions
  • International banking and finance
  • International trade law

Experience

Provost

American University of Sharjah

2017
  • Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies and Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer

    International and Comparative Law and Policy, George Washington University Law School, USA

    2000-2017
  • Partner (previously Associate)

    Locke Lord LLP

    1986-2000
  • Law Clerk

    Hon. Robert E. Varner, US District Judge, M.D. Alabama

    1985-1986

Education

JD

University of Texas; Austin,Texas, USA

1985
  • B.A. (hons)

    University of Oxford; Oxford, United Kingdom

    1982
  • B.S. (summa cum laude)

    Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA

    1979

Selected Publications

  • Courts and Arbitration: Reconciling the Public with the Private

    9 Arb. L. Rev. 65

    2017
  • The Role of International Human Rights Law in Re-Shaping Investor-State Arbitration

    45 Int’l J. of Legal Info. 34

    2017
  • International Energy Trade and Investor-State Arbitration: What Role for Sustainable Development?

    EMERGING ISSUES IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 355 (Mitsuo Matsushita & Thomas J. Schoenbaum eds. Springer

    2016