CIL is pleased to welcome Dr Ayelet Berman as Senior Research Fellow with the Investment Law and Policy team.
Before joining CIL, Ayelet was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NUS Faculty of Law, where she taught in the area of law and global governance.
Ayelet’s research is interdisciplinary, bridging law, international relations, and public policy. She currently runs a research project on “Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in International Governance”, which examines the participation of non-state actors, developing, and emerging countries in international rule-making. Previously, she was the principal academic coordinator of the Informal International Law-Making project, which examined the shift from formal to informal international law.
Prior to entering academia, Ayelet practiced law in the field of World Trade Organization (WTO) litigation at Sidley Austin (Geneva). She also practiced law at Herzog, Fox & Neeman (Tel Aviv). Ayelet was a teaching assistant in the fields of administrative law and constitutional law at the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a research assistant to Justice Miryam Ben-Porat of the Israeli Supreme Court. She was admitted to the Israeli bar in 2001.
Ayelet holds a L.L.B. (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a D.E.A. in International Law (Graduate Institute), and a Ph.D. in International Law (summa cum laude ‘with congratulations of the committee’) (Graduate Institute). Her Ph.D. dissertation “Reining in the Regulators: Transnational Regulatory Networks and Accountability” was awarded the 2015 SNIS Award for Best Ph.D. in International Studies, which honors the best PhD thesis received in a Swiss university on a subject related to International Studies (from all academic disciplines).