Dr. Karl P. Sauvant is Resident Senior Fellow and Founding Executive Director of the Vale Columbia Center on International Investment; Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School; Honorary Fellow, European International Business Academy; Chatham House Foundation Fellow; Senior Advisor to the China Council for Investment Promotion; and Member, International Advisory Council, International Center for Corporate Accountability, Baruch
College, CUNY. He is also Guest Professor at Nankai University, China.
Until July 2005, Dr. Sauvant was Director of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development (DITE), the focal point in the UN system for matters related to foreign direct investment (FDI) and technology, as well as a major interface with the private sector. While at the UN, he created, in 1991, the prestigious annual World Investment Report, of which he was the lead author until 2004. In
1992, Dr. Sauvant founded the journal Transnational Corporations, serving as its editor until 2005.
Apart from his work for the United Nations, Dr. Sauvant has published extensively on issues related to economic development, FDI and services. His name is associated with some 150 United Nations publications on FDI over the past three decades.
Dr. Sauvant received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is a national of Germany, married to Silvana F. da Silva, a national of Brazil.
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