Salar Ghahramani is an
Assistant Professor of Business Law and International Law & Policy
at Penn State and Founding Chair of the International Task Force
on Sovereign Wealth Fund Research. He has taught international law
at the Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies in the
Netherlands and has led academic programs to the Amsterdam Stock
Exchange, the European Commission in Brussels, and the International
Court of Justice at The Hague. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the
European University Institute, where he researched the Norwegian
sovereign wealth fund, and at the University of Oslo.
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.