Josef Ostřanský specializes in international economic law, international dispute settlement, theory and history of international law, law and political economy, and socio-legal approaches to international law.
As a Visiting Fellow at the RegNet, he will work on the research project entitled “Dialectics of Law and Political Economy in International Investment Law.” This project studies the historical evolution of the main narratives and justifications of the international investment regime. His project is funded by the Swiss National Foundation for Research (SNF). Prior to joining the RegNet, he was a lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, where he taught international commercial and investment arbitration in the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), and carried out academic research under the auspices of the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS).
He also taught international investment law as a visiting professor at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, and worked in private legal practice. Josef has delivered lectures and presentations on international law at various universities around the world, and his work has been published in diverse international law journals. He holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute, obtained his first law degree at the Masaryk University, and is an alumnus of the MIDS. He speaks English, French, Spanish, Czech and Slovak.