Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization
Anthea Roberts, a Professor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University (ANU), is an interdisciplinary researcher and legal scholar who focuses on new ways of thinking about complex and evolving global fields. Her research areas include international law, trade and investment, the effect of geopolitical change on global governance, and understanding and navigating complex systems. Anthea is the Director of the ANU Centre for International Governance and Justice and chairs the ANU Working Group on Geoeconomics. She formerly taught at the London School of Economics, Columbia Law School and Harvard Law School.
In 2019, the League of Scholars named Anthea the world’s leading international law scholar and Australia’s leading law scholar. Her new book Six Faces of Globalization: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why it Matters (2021, co-authored with Nicolas Lamp) with Harvard University Press was listed as one of the Best Books of the Year by the Financial Times and Fortune Magazine. Anthea’s first book Is International Law International? (2017) won numerous prizes, including the American Society of International Law’s Book Prize, and was Oxford University Press’s top-selling law monograph worldwide in 2017-2018. She is currently working on projects relating to complexity, risk and resilience.
- Anthea Roberts & Taylor St John, Complex Designers and Emergent Design: Reforming the Investment Treaty System, 116 Am. J. Int'l L. 96 (2022).
- Anthea Roberts & Nicolas Lamp, Six Faces of Globalization: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why It Matters (2021).
- Anthea Roberts, Is International Law International? (2022).