Robert Howse has been a frequent consultant or adviser to government agencies and international organizations such as the OECD, UNCTAD, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has also been a consultant to the investor’s counsel in a number of investor-state arbitrations. Howse is a member of the Board of Advisers of the NYU Center for Law and Philosophy. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of the London Review of International Law, The Journal of World Investment and Trade, Transnational Legal Theory, and Legal Issues of Economic Integration. He is co-founder of the New York City Working Group on International Economic Law and is currently chair of the Executive Committee, AALS Economic Globalization and Governance Section.
Howse received his BA in philosophy and political science with high distinction, as well as an LLB with honors, from the University of Toronto, where he was co-editor-in-chief of the Faculty of Law Review. He also holds an LLM from Harvard Law School. Howse has been a visiting professor at, among other institutions, Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne). His books include Leo Strauss Man of Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2014), The Regulation of International Trade (with Michael Trebilcock and Antonia Eliason; fourth edition, 2013), and The WTO System: Law, Politics, and Legitimacy (2007).