John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization
Anthea Roberts is a Professor at the Australian National University's School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) who specializes in public international law, international economic law, comparative international law, and the effect of geopolitical change on global governance. She chairs the ANU Working Group on Geoeconomics and has a forthcoming book on Winners and Losers: Narratives About Economic Globalization (2021 HUP, co-written with Professor Nicolas Lamp of Queen’s University).
In 2019, Professor Roberts was named the world’s leading international law scholar and Australia’s leading law scholar based on the quality of her publications and the quantity of citations they had received over the last five years. Her last 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 has twice been awarded the Francis Deák Prize for the best article published in the American Journal of International Law by a younger scholar.
Professor Roberts is or has been an editor for the American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Journal of World Trade and Investment and the ICSID Review. She was a Reporter for the Restatement of the Law Fourth, Foreign Relations of the United States (2018) and a Legal Fellow for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2017-18). She has served as counsel and an expert in investment treaty arbitrations, as an arbitrator and sole arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations, and as a testifying and consulting expert in international law cases.
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