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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs



Suresh Nanwani – Professor in Practice

(26 March 2019)

SGIA is delighted to announce the appointment of Suresh Nanwani as Professor in Practice. Suresh has an exceptionally distinguished track record in international governance organisations, especially in the area of financial compliance.

Suresh’s roles include serving as Deputy Head for Law and Policy Reform and Lead Counsel at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Counsel for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This work has focused on core institutional priorities of accountability and compliance, bringing Suresh’s legal background (he is a recognised Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court) to bear on central challenges for the effectiveness of multilateral development finance and the good governance of major intergovernmental organisations. 

Suresh is an accredited mediator at the Centre for Dispute Resolution, adding to a range of high-profile international accreditations and affiliations, including visiting positions at the Australian National University, University of New South Wales and Birkbeck College, University of London. Suresh has published two articles in Global Policy, alongside publications in law journals in Malaysia and the US and leading textbooks on international development and law. He is also a member of the Global Policy Practitioner Board and on the Advisory Board or its equivalent at One World Trust, International Community Law Review, and the Central European Journal of International Security Studies. Suresh is an Executive Council Member of the Society of International Economic Law

Suresh is already making a mark in SGIA and at Durham through his work with the Global Policy Institute, including contributing specialist practitioner insights to our MSc in Global Politics degree programme through his educational contribution. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship.

Suresh has recently published an article with SGIA's world-leading journal Global Policy, on responses to China's Belt and Road initiative

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