Julie Maupin is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also director of social impact and public regulatory affairs at the IOTA Foundation.
At CIGI, Julie is contributing to the 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 a member of the Oregon State Bar.