Salar Ghahramani is an
Assistant Professor of Business Law and International Law & Policy
at Penn State University, Founding Chair of the International Task
Force on Sovereign Wealth Fund Research, and president of the
Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He has been
admitted to the Fulbright Specialist Roster as an expert on
Constitutional Law and Theory, Corporate Law, Financial Services
Law, and International Business & Trade Law.
He has taught
international law at the Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies
in the Netherlands; has led academic programs to the Amsterdam Stock
Exchange, the European Commission in Brussels, and the International
Court of Justice at The Hague; and has served as a visiting scholar
at the University of Lucerne Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
Centre for Human Rights,and the European University Institute, where
he researched Norway's Government Pension Fund Global (Statens
In 2005, Salar founded
Global Policy Advisors®, a research &
advisory firm to corporations, hedge funds, and other asset managers.
Previously, Salar served at the Center for Strategic and
International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., where he researched foreign policy and
international relations, and was a Research Associate at the publicly
traded Corporate Executive Board, where he advised multinational
clients on business strategy.
Salar holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and a Certificate in
International, Comparative, and Foreign Law from the Pennsylvania
State University, where he also received his B.A. in international
politics as a Schreyer Scholar. At Penn State, he was elected Phi
Beta Kappa and was a recipient of the Honors Medal and the
Additionally, Salar studied transnational and comparative law at
Duke Law School’s Geneva Institute in Transnational Law in
Switzerland; the International Institute for the Unification of
Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome; and the Faculty of Law at the
University of Florence. He was also a recipient of a merit
scholarship to research British theatre and architecture in London.
An avid traveler, Salar has lived in five countries, has been behind
the wheel crossing 49 state lines, and is currently training for his pilot's license.