Mr Brian Chang
Brian Chang is a Research Associate in the International Dispute Resolution team, where he focusses on arbitration, conciliation, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. Brian previously worked as a consultant for a boutique consulting firm based in Washington, DC, where he helped to advise multinational corporate clients on regulatory disputes and stakeholder engagement in Asia, as well as US-Asia relations including defense, diplomatic, trade and strategic relationships. He has also worked as a researcher for a University of Oxford research project focussing on international diplomacy, and as a consultant for development charities conducting research and presenting to parliamentarians around the world.
Brian graduated with an LLM (with highest honours) in International and Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School in 2017, where he enjoyed studying various subjects in international dispute resolution, comparative law, and US law, and was the beneficiary of a generous Thomas Buergenthal scholarship. He published some of his coursework in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and Environmental Law Reporter, and has also published blog posts on EJIL: Talk!, Just Security and the UK Human Rights Blog. Brian obtained his BA (hons) in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford in 2014, and has fond memories of developing moot court arguments that were eventually pleaded before the UK Supreme Court, attending Public International Law Discussion Group lectures, and interning with the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia over the summer of 2012. Brian is qualified in New York as an Advocate and Solicitor.
Brian’s research interests include investment treaty law and reform, the role of conciliation and mediation in international dispute resolution, international trade law, climate change and international environmental law, the implementation of international human rights law, public international law, privacy and cybersecurity law, US national security law and policy, and US and UK relations with Asia.