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George A. Bermann
Senior Faculty Advisor

George A. Bermann is the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, and Director of the European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School. He also teaches at Sciences Po (Paris) and College d’Europe (Bruges). He is Chief Reporter of the ALI Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial Arbitration; co-author of the UNCITRAL Guide to the New York Convention; Editor-in-Chief of the American Review of International Arbitration; founder and chair of the board of the Columbia Journal of European Law; former Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law; and Director of the American Arbitration Association. He is the current President of the Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé and former President of the American Society of Comparative Law. He is an international commercial arbitrator and an expert on French, German, Swiss and EU Law, and transnational litigation and arbitration, and has authored many books and articles on these topics.

Glenn Denning
Senior Faculty Advisor 

Glenn Denning is the Director of the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development and a professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He helped establish The MDG Centre, East and Southern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, served as its first Director (2004 to 2009) and provided leadership to the Centre’s agenda in agriculture and rural development and its support to the African Green Revolution. He previously held senior management positions at the International Rice Research Institute and the World Agroforestry Centre, and has lived and worked in Asia and Africa for more than 30 years. He served on the UN Millennium Project Hunger Task Force (2004 to 2006) and is currently a member of the Senior Steering Group of the UN High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis.

Petros C. Mavroidis
Senior Faculty Advisor

Petros C. Mavroidis is Edwin B. Parker Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, New York. He also teaches at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. He studied law and economics in Thessaloniki (Greece), Brussels (Belgium), Berkeley and Heidelberg (Germany). He was chief reporter for the ALI study on International Trade Law: the WTO, and his latest publication is “The Regulation of International Trade”, MIT Press, 2016

Curtis J. Milhaupt
Senior Faculty Advisor 

Curtis J. Milhaupt is the Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law and Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law at Columbia Law School. He is also a member of Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute. His research and teaching interests include the legal systems of East Asia (particularly Japan), comparative corporate governance, and law and economic development. His recent books include Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development Around the World(2008) and Transforming Corporate Governance in East Asia (2008). He has been a member of several international project teams focused on major policy issues in Asia, including one charged with designing an “institutional blueprint” for a unified Korean peninsula. Previously, he practiced corporate law in New York and Tokyo with a major law firm. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Jeffrey D. Sachs
Co-Chair, Advisory Board 

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. He is also one of the Secretary-General’s MDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored several bestsellers including The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His most recent books are To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013) and The Age of Sustainable Development (2015).