Salar Ghahramani is an Associate Professor of Business Law and International Law & Policy, Chair of the International Task Force on Sovereign Wealth Fund Research, and Director of the Pre-Law Program at the Pennsylvania State University at Abington. 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.


Salar 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, the European University Institute, the Singapore Management University, and the Independent Lawyers' Association of Myanmar.


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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