Imad Antoine Ibrahim is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Law & Governance at Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM), Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS).
He has been working on global issues from a legal perspective for the last decade. He is currently involved in several projects in places such as Europe, South Africa, MENA region, Central Asia, and China.
In the past, he was a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization (CIGRU) & Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS), West Virginia University, United States; a visiting researcher at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), Washington, DC, United States, a Junior Fellow in the Global Research Network Think Tank, United Kingdom and an Early Stage Researcher at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
He was also a resident research fellow at the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research – CUNCR, Brussels, Belgium and an Energy policy expert at the Lebanese Oil & Gas Initiative – LOGI, Beirut, Lebanon. He worked as an EU Commission Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, THCEREL—Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law, at the CRAES—Chinese Research Academy on Environmental Sciences in Beijing (China) and at the Business School, Research Center for Climate Change and Trade and at Beijing Normal University.
He worked as a researcher in several European and Italian institutes and universities such as the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) and Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Novara. He was a trainee lawyer at Al Jad Law Firm reviewing international conventions related to energy.
He holds a Phd in Law from the Institute of Law, Politics and Development (DIRPOLIS), Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy; a Master in European Interdisciplinary Studies, from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, and a Bachelor in Law from the Lebanese University “Filiere Francophone de Droit”, Beirut, Lebanon.
Ibrahim's research focuses on the interplay between environmental law and disruptive technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Big data, Blockchain...). He is an expert in water law, energy law and agriculture that he combines together in the context of Water-Energy-Food nexus. Overall, his research covers the following areas:
Natural Resources Law (Water, Energy, food and agriculture); International Public Law; Climate Change and Environmental Law; Technology Law (including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain), Environmental Protection and Sustainability; International Space Law; International Trade (including Non-Trade Concerns) and Intellectual Property Rights; International Human Rights law; International Organizations; Financial Technology & European Union Law; Fourth Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development; International Business Law
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- Law part of IBA HOLI
- MEEM Sustainability & Law
- HTHT minor
- Industry 4.0 Regulation
- Regulating Robotics and Drones / Smart rules & regimes
- Law and Technology
- Water-Energy-Food Nexus
- Natural Resources Law