Daniel D. Bradlow is SARCHI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is also Professor of Law and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at American University- Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Roster of Experts for the Independent Review Mechanism at the African Development Bank, and a member of the Board of Directors of International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty and of the Governing Board of the African Law Institute. His current scholarship focuses on international financial institutions, creative financing for development, international legal aspects of sustainable and equitable development, and the legal aspects of debt and financial management.
He has worked as a Senior Special Fellow in the Legal Aspects of Debt and Financial Management Programme of the UN Institute on Training and Research, a Consultant to the World Dams Commission, the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute for Eastern and Southern Africa, Pole-Dette, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, UNESCO, the UK’s Department for International Development and the MacArthur Foundation. He served as a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on Accountability of International Organisations and is currently the Co-Rapporteur of the International Law Association study group on the same topic. In 1996 he was a Visiting Professor at the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape. He has lectured in the US and many countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America on both the public and private aspects of international economic and financial law and on the negotiating and structuring of international economic transactions.
Before becoming a legal academic, Professor Bradlow was a Research Associate at the International Law Institute and a Consultant to the UN Centre on Transnational Corporations, as well as an Attorney in private practice. His publications include books and articles on international financial law, the international financial institutions, foreign investment, inspection mechanisms in international financial institutions, regulatory frameworks for water, dams and dam safety, globalisation and its implications for global economic governance and the changing responsibilities of the World Bank and the IMF in the management of the global economy. He holds degrees from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and Northeastern University and Georgetown University in the US and is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars.