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 President’s Award.

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.

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