JESWALD W. SALACUSE is Henry J. Braker Professor of Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, the senior graduate professional school of international relations in the United States. Salacuse served as The Fletcher School's Dean for nine years. With broad experience in higher education, international development, and legal practice, he specializes in international investment law, international negotiation, international business transactions, and law and development. Professor Salacuse holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an A.B. from Hamilton College, and a diploma from the University of Paris. He has been a lecturer in law at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, a lawyer with a Wall Street law firm, a professor of law and director of research at the National School of Administration in the Congo, the Ford Foundation's Middle East advisor on law and development based in Beirut, Lebanon, and later the Foundation's representative in the Sudan. For six years, he served as Dean of the School of Law of Southern Methodist University. Professor Salacuse has traveled and lectured widely. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of London, the University of Bristol, the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, and the Instituto de Empresa, Madrid. In the spring of 2000, he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Comparative Law in Italy.
Salacuse has written numerous books and articles, including Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, and Powerful People (AMACOM, 2006, selected by The Globe and Mail as one of the ten best business books of 2006), The Global Negotiator: Making, Managing, and Mending Deals Around the World in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, selected as one of the best business books of 2003 by Library Journal); The Wise Advisor: What Every Professional Should Know About Consulting and Counseling (Praeger, 2000, Chinese edition 2004) Making Global Deals (1991, Houghton Mifflin; paperback edition by Times Books; ten foreign language editions), International Business Planning: Law and Taxation (six volumes, with W.P. Streng), An Introduction to Law in French-speaking Africa(2 vols.), and Nigerian Family Law. His most recent book is Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government (2008).
Salacuse has served as the Chairman of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration, Chairman of the Board of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, President of the International Third World Legal Studies Association, and the founding President of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). A consultant to multinational companies, government agencies, international organizations, universities, foundations and foreign governments, he 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 is the lead independent director of several mutual funds managed by Legg Mason, chairman of the India Fund and Asia Tigers Fund, and president of an international arbitration tribunal under the auspices of the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.