Michael Fakhri

Associate Professor

Michael Fakhri
Associate Professor

Phone: (541) 346-8401
Email: mfakhri@uoregon.edu


Academic Interests

Food Policy, TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law), International Economic Law, Commercial Law, Urban Farming, Mid-East Trade, Development in the Mid-East, Imperialism, Globalization


Michael Fakhri is a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center where he co-leads the Food Resiliency Project at Oregon Law. He is currently working on questions of how Inuit seal hunting in the Arctic is defining the relationship between international trade law and concepts of sovereignty.

Prof. Fakhri is also a Conversation Leader with Oregon Humanities where he facilitates state-wide public conversations about meanings of fair and free trade. 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. Prof. 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.

Select Scholarly Work

Bandung, Global History and International Law: Critical Pasts and Pending Futures, co-edited  with Vasuki Nesiah and Luis Eslava (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

“The Bandung Conference,” (with Kelly Reynolds), in Oxford Bibliographies in International Law (Tony Carty ed., Oxford University Press, 2017) (peer-reviewed) 

Sugar and the Making of International Trade Law (Cambridge University Press 2014)

“Food a Matter of Global Governance”, 11 Journal of International Law and International Relations 68 (2015)

The WTO, Self-Determination, and Multi-Jurisdictional Sovereignty”, American Journal of International Law Unbound (2015)

“Globalizations of Law From the Perspective of International Trade Law (and Agricultural Commodities)”, 1 Jindal Law Review 18 (2015)

“The Institutionalisation of Free Trade and Empire: A Study of the 1902 Brussels Convention” 2:1 London Review of International Law 49 (2014)

The Intersection Between Food Sovereignty and Law”, 28:2 Natural Resources & Environment 45 (2013) (with Nate Bellinger)

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Michael Fakhri
Associate Professor

(541) 346-8401