Stuart Malawer holds a Ph.D. from the Dept. of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania (Graduate School and the Wharton School). He has a J.D. from the Cornell Law School and a Diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law (Research Centre). He also studied at the Harvard Law School and St. Peter’s College at Oxford University.

Professor Malawer was a member of the Virginia Governor’s trade missions with Governors Warner and Kaine to China, India, and Japan. In recent years he has traveled to Russia, Dubai, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Dr. Malawer was awarded the Hardy Cross Dillard Award by the Virginia State Bar, served as Chairman of its International Practice Section, and was Special Editor of the Virginia Lawyer.

He recently published three books on global trade law, national security law, and the World Trade Organization Law and litigation. Most recently, he published articles on the US-China trade litigation and cybersecurity and on President Trump’s trade policy. He was appointed as the only American editorial board member of the new journal China and WTO Review published in Korea. Professor Malawer was a gubernatorial appointee (by Governor Kaine) to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and has been recently appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the new Virginia International Trade Advisory Committee.

Dr. Malawer was the principal investigator of a recently funded study by the Dept. of Defense on cybersecurity export markets. He continues to serve as counsel and board member at SCIT Labs, a spinoff from George Mason University, as well as a member of the International Cyber Center at George Mason University. Dr. Malawer is also an Affiliated Faculty Member of the new National Security Institute in the George Mason University Law School and is on the Advisory Committee of the new Hayden Center for Intelligence and International Security in the Schar School.

He serves as an international arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and consults with private law firms and companies engaged in international transactions. He developed various websites including two websites on international trade and international law & His blog is at

Professor Malawer served as the Director and Founder of the Graduate International Transactions Program at George Mason University (a master’s program in international affairs). He was subsequently named the Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International Trade, as well as the Director of the Oxford Trade Program. This program was held annually in partnership with St. Peter’s College at Oxford and Geneva. The GMU Alumni Association named Professor Malawer the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year.

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