William Burke-White

William Burke-White

Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania

Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania; Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, Penn Law School. Expert on international law and global governance. Former: member of Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff (2009-11), providing direct policy advice on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions; Principal drafter of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), Secretary Clinton’s hallmark foreign policy and institutional reform effort. Has written extensively in the fields of international law and institutions, with focus on international criminal and international economic law. Has worked extensively in the field of international investment law and served as an expert for various governments involved in international investment arbitration. Current research explores gaps in the global governance system and the challenges of international legal regulation in a world of rising powers and divergent interests.