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Jeswald W. Salacuse ’60 Appointed Distinguished Professor


Jeswald W. Salacuse ’60 has been appointed Distinguished Professor of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was chosen for this academic honor due to his outstanding contributions to the school, his students and his discipline as both a teacher and a scholar.

recent press release by Tufts Now stated, “Salacuse is the Henry J. Braker Professor of Law, a former dean of the Fletcher School and the co-founder of Fletcher’s International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program. His teaching and research focus includes international negotiation, law and development, and international investment law.”

Salacuse majored in history at Hamilton, and he was a member of the Emerson Literary Society. After graduating, he received his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School in 1963. Since then, he has had a great amount of success, including his work as a published author of 15 books. His most recent book is the second edition of The Law of Investment Treaties, published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

To name a few of his many other accomplishments, Tufts Now noted, “During his wide-ranging career, Salacuse has been a Wall Street lawyer; a lecturer, professor and dean; and an advisor in the U.S., Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has held leadership positions in international organizations and served as a consultant to multinational companies, U.S. government agencies, universities, foundations and foreign governments. He has been at Tufts since 1986; prior to that, he was dean of Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas.”

Salacuse is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute and the executive committee and faculty of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He also serves as a chairman of the India Fund and the Asia Tigers Fund, and is both president and a member of the international arbitration tribunals of the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, which decides legal disputes between governments and foreign investors.

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