Global & Senior Global Research Fellows
2007-2008 Academic Year
Dr. Makane Mbengue
Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow
Dr. Makane Moise Mbengue, a native of Senegal, is a Teaching Assistant and Researcher at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. In 1997, he received his LL.B. from the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis (Senegal) in Public Law. In 1998, he received a Masters degree (Maitrise in the French system) in Public Law from the University of Saint-Louis. In 1999, he received an LL.M. in Business and Economic Law from the same University. In 2001, he obtained the Certificate of the Center for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations. Dr. Mbengue completed his Ph.D. in international law, summa cum laude, from the University of Geneva in June 2007. Dr. Mbengue is also the author of a number of articles in widely respected and cited scientific journals and books on trade and environment, international dispute-settlement, the law of treaties, law of international watercourses and WTO law. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a researcher for the Swiss National Science Foundation on a project entitled "Trade, the Environment and the International Regulation of Biotechnology". From September 2004 to June 2005, he was a law clerk at the International Court of Justice (The Hague, Netherlands). He has been a consultant for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Nile Basin Initiative and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. At NYU School of Law, he will focus on the relationship between Globalization and Regionalism in the Protection of the Environment and of Health. The research will identify and describe the various types of relations between multilateralism and regionalism in the field of natural resources management and health protection. Dr. Mbengue's research proposal is entitled "Globalization and Regionalism in the Protection of the Environment and of Health." During his residency, Dr. Mbengue will be affiliated with the Institute for International Law and Justice.