Course Advisor


Michael Bednarek is a recognized expert in Global IP strategy, Michael has represented some of the world’s largest technology and financial services companies in patent and intellectual property litigation in the United States.

Adapting Legal Strategy To Change in a Rapidly Changing World/Business Environment

Mehdi Al-Bazzaz has decades of experience as an economic practitioner, and instructor on development issues and practices, including the design and analysis of programs in many developing countries.

Project Preparation, Analysis, Feasibility, and Financing

Akin Alcitepe concentrates his practice on complex commercial and construction litigation matters before international and domestic dispute resolution tribunals such as ICSID, ICC and the AAA as well as U.S. state and federal courts.

FIDIC Contracts

Don De Amicis is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions, and a Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute. 

Project Development for Power and Renewable Energy

Transmission Service Agreements

Contract Administration

Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board.

International Public Procurement

e-Government Procurement

Public Procurement Policy-Making and Country Systems

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. He has over 25 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development.

Negotiations in International Development

Understanding, Drafting, and Negotiating Contracts

Dr. Allan V. Burman is President of Jefferson Solutions. He advises firms, Congressional committees, federal and state agencies and international bodies on acquisition matters. Dr. Burman was the longest serving Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, serving under 4 U.S. Presidents.

Procurement for Policy Makers

Tom Caulfield was formerly the Executive Director of Training for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. 

Procurement Integrity: Prevention, Investigation, and Prosecution of Fraud

Professor Reid Click is an Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington D.C.

Finance in International Development

Timothy L. Dickinson is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Paul, Hastings LLP. His practice is devoted primarily to international commercial matters, including counseling on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the design and implementation of special investigations and compliance programs.

Governance & Anticorruption Methods: Effective Policy & Enforcement

Sabine Engelhard is a lawyer specialized in procurement whose career focus has been in international development, capacity building and governance-related issues. She held various senior positions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She also worked at the World Bank, with a prominent international law firm, and headed the Washington office of an international consulting firm.

International Procurement of Consulting Services

e-Government Procurement

Country Procurement Systems

Procurement Audit

James English is a Partner in the Houston, TX office of Lewis Brisbois, one of the ten largest law firms in the world with over 50 offices around the United States. Previously Mr. English worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and has worked on natural gas projects on six continents.

Natural Gas Development: Policy and Legal Considerations

Howard W. Fogt has practiced antitrust and competition law for more than 40 years as a partner in the Washington DC and Brussels Belgium offices of Foley & Lardner LLP.

Antitrust and Competition Laws: Foundations and New Developments

Paul Freedman is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at the AES Corporation, a global energy company. Over his 14 years at AES he has advanced numerous transformative initiatives to position AES as a global leader in the acceleration of a cleaner energy future. Paul leads the global legal team, serves as a principal advisor to the Board and oversees our ethics and compliance functions. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the CEO and in several positions in AES’ legal group, working on M&A, joint ventures, project development and regulatory matters. Prior to AES, Paul spent five years as the chief legal advisor of the US Agency for International Development worldwide credit guaranty program, driving the portfolio from $100M to $1B to foster sustainable development and stimulate the economy in developing countries. He began his career working as a project finance lawyer at the law firms of White & Case and Freshfields. Paul earned his bachelor’s degree at Columbia University and Juris Doctor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Capital Markets: Development, Regulatio and Current Trends

Danielle de Garcia is the Director of Performance Evaluation, Innovation, and Learning at Social Impact (SI). She has 12 years' experience with monitoring and evaluation (M&E), organizational capacity building, and participatory methodologies in more than 25 countries.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

H. Stephen Halloway is the Director of ILI's Center for Comparative Legislative Management. He has over 35 years of experience in senior legal and policy positions in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Senate, the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was Chief Regulatory Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Legislative Strategic Management

Governance & Anticorruption Methods: Effective Policy & Enforcement in a Time Crisis

Gail Kelley is a professional engineer as well as a practicing attorney. Ms. Kelley has over 30 years of experience in all aspect of design, construction and development.

Understanding, Drafting, and Negotiating Contracts

Ian A. Laird is co-chair of the Crowell & Moring LLP's International Dispute Resolution Group and an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center.

Fundamentals of Investor-State Arbitration

International Investment Treaties and Investor-State Arbitration

Robert Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to businesses and governments seeking to develop projects which expand development and use of natural gas.

Natural Gas Development: Policy and Legal Considerations

Patrick Macrory is Director of ILI's International Trade Law Center. He was a senior partner in two of Washington's largest law firms, and has practiced trade law for more than forty years.

Multilateral and Regional Trade Agreements

The Trade Facilitation Agreement & Other Important Customs Issues; Negotiation of Trade Agreements

John M. Niehuss is Director of ILI's Private Investment in Infrastructure Center. He has been involved in international financial and investment transactions for over 40 years as a practicing lawyer, World Bank staff member, US Treasury Department official, investment banker, and General Counsel of the Inter-American Development Bank and the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Carol Mates is an attorney specializing in business transactions, international development finance, and project finance with three decades experience at International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector financing arm of the World Bank Group, as well as prior experience at US law firms and the legal department of US-based multinational bank and, post-retirement from IFC, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Project Finance Techniques: Applications and Recent Developments

Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Finance

Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Finance (For Lawyers)

Hernando Otero is an international arbitration and mediation attorney with experience as an arbitrator, mediator and counsel record in domestic and international proceedings.

International Commercial and Investor-State Mediation

Gopi Puri After working in the Indian Steel industry for 17 years, Gopi Puri joined the World Bank, where he directed seminars at the World Bank Institute.

Project Preparation, Analysis, Feasibility, and Financing

Cesar Queiroz is an international consultant on roads and transport infrastructure. His main expertise is in public-private partnerships in infrastructure and road management and development.

Public Private Partnerships Financial and Risk Analysis

Warren Burke is a senior counsel in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the United States House of Representatives, where he drafts legislation on a nonpartisan basis.

Kimberly K. Faith is formerly assistant counsel for the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the United States House of Representatives, where she drafted over 500 pieces of legislation for elected Members of Congress. 

Advanced Legislative Drafting

Workshop on Legislative Drafting

Dr. Borzu Sabahi is a Partner in the International Arbitration group of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP in Washington, DC. He represents governments in international arbitration matters in a variety of sectors.

Fundamentals of Investor-State Arbitration

International Investment Treaties and Investor- State Arbitration

Guly Sabahi is Senior Advisor, Climate Finance, at the NDC Partnership (co-hosted by UN Climate Change and WRI), where she provides strategic advice and thought leadership to facilitate the mobilization of private sector investment for implementation of NDCs in 80+ EMDEs. Prior to her current role, Guly has worked for 20 years (including as a law firm partner and C-suite executive), with both private and public sector stakeholders, on energy and infrastructure projects in EMDEs, as well as ESG, governance and compliance issues.

Climate Change and Green Finance in International Development

Veljko Sikirica has more than 40 years’ experience in Engineering and Procurement, working at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as the Inter-American Development Bank.

Project Management

Sheryl Goodman was formerly the Inspector General for Palm Beach County and the Department of Children & Families, State of Florida.

Procurement Integrity: Prevention, Investigation, and Prosecution of Fraud

Anne Marie Whitesell is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the ILI Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Arbitration and Mediation

Foundations of Advanced Arbitration and Mediation

Advanced Arbitration and Mediation

Matthew Gardner is a partner at Wiley Rein LLP where his practice focuses on White Collar Defense, Government Investigations, Privacy and Cybersecurity. He has extensive experience working with critical infrastructure companies to manage cyber risk, and he routinely advises clients on complicated issues involving the intersection of law and emerging technologies. Cybercrime, Data Protection, and Transnational Cooperation