Prof. Dr. Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer


          Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of international law, Faculty of Law, University of Basel

EMPLOYMENT 

  • Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of international law, Faculty of Law, University of Basel
  • Alternate Leader of Work Package on Trade and Human Rights at the World Trade Institute (WTI)
  • Member of the research council of the Swiss Network on International Studies (SNIS) and Co-Secretary of the executive committee of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL)

RESEARCH 

  • Specializing in the intersection of the international economic law regimes and other areas of international law
  • Recent research looking at the international regimes of investment and trade law and their interactions with corruption, poverty, natural resources, human rights, and data protection
  • Latest intra-disciplinary study: exploring how to adjust international economic law to account for illicit flows of goods and finances
  • Actively pursuing research on the international legal implications of fighting obesity and on the relationship between data transfers and international economic law

ACTIVITIES 

  • Teaching courses for university students and for professionals
  • Published three monographs and numerous papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Frequent presenter at academic conferences, also regularly addresses non-academic professional audiences
  • Has organized numerous international conferences and workshops
  • Currently co-editing the Encyclopedia of International Economic Law
  • Recently acted as co-consultant in a matter of public health law regulation 

EDUCATION

  • Native of the United States of America, long-time resident of Switzerland 
  • Began undergraduate studies at Wellesley College; graduated with honors in 1990 from the University of Chicago with double Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and public policy studies
  • Received juris doctor in 1994 from Georgetown University Law School
  • Bar admission in 1994 from the State of New York
  • PhD in 1998 and “habilitation” in 2008, both from the University of Bern