Filip Batselé is a Master graduate in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (Boston, Massachusetts, United States), where he specialised in international economic law. He had previously obtained both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree of Laws at Ghent University, and also did an Erasmus+ exchange at the University of Glasgow. Filip has previously done internships at several law firms, and was the research assistant of Professor Jeswald Salacuse during his year at Fletcher. In autumn 2018, Filip was a Blue Book Trainee at the European Commission, interning at DG Trade’s WTO Coordination, OECD, Export Credits and Dual Use unit, and where he focussed on WTO affairs.
Filip’s research focussed on international investment law, international trade law and the history of international law, with a geographical focus on Europe. He was also interested in international political economy, as well as legal and international history more generally. Filip particularly focussed on the historical creation of the investment law regime, and also looked how historical insights can tie in with current investment reform debates. He submitted a PhD proposal, dealing with the history of Western European Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”) programmes, at Ghent University.
At UNU-CRIS, Filip interned under the research programme “The Role of Regions in Global Governance” under the supervision of Madeleine Hosli until the end of June 2019.