Julie Maupin is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective January 2016. She is also a senior research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany.
At CIGI, Julie is contributing to the ILRP’s research theme on international economic law. Her research will explore the international law dimensions of the use of blockchain (the underlying technology of bitcoin) in international financial transactions. She will also assess potential regulatory frameworks.
Previously a lecturer at Duke Law School, Julie has taught international investment law, international commercial arbitration, comparative competition law and many other areas of international law at leading law faculties in North America, Europe and Africa. In addition to her scholarly work, Julie regularly advises international organizations, governments, businesses and NGOs on matters of economic law and policy, with a special emphasis on Africa.
Julie holds a Ph.D. in international studies, with magna and summa cum laude honours, from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva; a juris doctor and an M.A. in economics from Yale University; and a B.Sc. in economics from the University of Washington. She is an admitted member of the Oregon State Bar.