Welcome, Prof. Dr. Diane A. Desierto

We are thankful that Prof. Dr. Diane A. Desierto is one of PhISO’s advisors.

Desierto_Diane_1Prof. Dr. Diane A. Desierto is the Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor in Business Law at the University of Hawai’i (Richardson School of Law) and the Co-Director of the ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC). She is a Member of the Academic Council, Institute of Transnational Arbitration (ITA-ASIL); Co-Chair of the Oxford Investment Claims Summer Academy (St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford); Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Law; Associate Editor of the Asian Yearbook of International Law; Forthcoming Director of Studies for Public International Law at Hague Academy of International Law; and Principal Investigator on investment treaties of the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Investment. Some of her notable publications include: Public Policy in International Economic Law: The ICESCR in Trade, Finance and Investment (Oxford University Press, 2015); Necessity and National Emergency Clauses: Sovereignty in Modern Treaty Interpretation (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012); ASEAN Integration and Philippine Treaties (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in ASEAN Integration through Law Series); ASEAN Law and Regional Integration: Governance and the Rule of Law in Southeast Asia’s Single Market (co-edited with David J. Cohen, Routledge, forthcoming); International Commercial Arbitration for the Philippine Legal Profession (editor, University of the Philippines IILS Press, forthcoming). She obtained Doctor of the Science of Law degree and Master of Laws degree at Yale Law School, and her J.D. cum laude class salutatorian degree and B.Sc. Economics summa cum laude class valedictorian degree at the University of the Philippines.

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