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Michael Fakhri

Assistant Professor


Michael Fakhri's academic interests are in international economic law with an emphasis on questions of development. He is currently working on a historical examination of the sugar trade and its relationship to the creation of multilateral trade institutions. He is also a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resource Program where he co-leads the Food Resiliency Project

Professor Fakhri's other research interests include Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), trade and development in the Middle East, public international law, international legal history, legal accounts of imperialism, and law and globalization. He has given talks at Harvard Law School, Princeton University, Brown University, Cornell University, London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, the American University of Beirut, and the American University in Cairo.

Professor Fakhri received his doctorate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, LL.M. from Harvard Law School, LL.B. from Queen's University, and B.Sc in biology from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he began his legal career with one of Canada's leading business law firms, later shifting to a practice in social justice advocacy.

See also Professor Fakhri's curriculum vitae.

Sample publications include:


  • Sugar and the Making of International Trade Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)



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