Dr. Susan L. Karamanian
Dean of the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
Dr. Susan L. Karamanian is the dean of the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). She is an expert on international investment law, international human rights law, international business transactions, international banking and finance, and international trade law.
Dr. Karamanian previously held leadership positions at the American University of Sharjah and the George Washington University Law School. She is a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and was previously Vice President of ASIL, as well as President of the Washington Foreign Law Society. She is also a trustee of the Center for American and International Law, where she chairs the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, and a director of Texas Appleseed. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Council on Germany, the American Bar Foundation, and the Texas Bar Foundation.
Dr. Karamanian has lectured on international law at the University of Paris, the OAS Academy of International Law, Tamil Nadu National Law School, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and the Hague Academy of International Law (Director of English Studies).
Dr. Karamanian has presented two lectures (“The Right to Property under International Law” and “The Intersection of Public International Law and Private International Law”) as part of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law.
Dr. Karamanian holds a JD from the Univeristy of Texas, USA.