Dr Thomas D Grant is a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and a Fellow of Wolfson College in the University of Cambridge. Grant's teaching and research subjects include State immunity, State succession, international investment protection, international trade, law & technology, international organizations, use of force under international law, comparative constitutional law, and international dispute settlement.
His published works include Recognition of States: Law and Practice in Debate and Evolution (Greenwood: 1999); Admission to the United Nations: Charter Article 4 and the Rise of Universal Organization (Nijhoff: 2009), Aggression Against Ukraine: Territory, Responsibility, and International Law (Palgrave Macmillan: 2015), the Oxford Very Short Introduction to Arbitration (with Thomas Schultz), On the Path to AI: Law's prophecies and the conceptual foundations of the machine learning age (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) (with Damon J. Wischik) and many articles and chapters in journals and reference works.
Dr Grant is also active as a practitioner in international dispute settlement. As counsel or advisor, he has served on legal teams for states and other parties involved in a range of international disputes before various international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice.
From 2019 to 2021, he served as Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State.
Grant received his BA, Harvard, 1991; JD, Yale, 1994; and PhD, Cambridge, 2000 and has held research posts at the Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, St Anne's College, Oxford, the US Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, and Hoover Institution, Stanford. He has taught at Cambridge, Catholic University of Lille, and University of St. Galen. He is admitted to the bars of Massachusetts (1995), New York (1996), and the US Supreme Court (2002) and clerked on the US Court of Appeals (1st Cir).