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Ko-Yung Tung

Ko-Yung Tung is an international lawyer and scholar whose fields of expertise are international investment arbitration, law and economic development, foreign investment and international business. He is Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches courses on Law and Economic Development and on International Investment Arbitration. Previously, he taught at Yale Law School.
Professor Tung served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank and as Secretary General of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. In private practice, he was a senior partner of O’Melveny & Myers and Senior Counsellor at Morrison & Foerster.

Mr. Tung has held a number of high-level appointments, including as a member of the U.S. Presidential Commission on United States Pacific Trade and Investment Policy, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the East-West Center, and The Trilateral Commission. He currently serves as a board member of non-governmental organizations and academic centers, including Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, Human Rights Watch-Asia, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, U.S.-China Education Fund, and Chinese Business Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Society of International Law, International Bar Association and the Bar of the City of New York, the Asia Society, and the Japan Society.

Mr. Tung was born in Beijing and raised in Tokyo. He received his education at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, Harvard College, Harvard Law School (J.D., 1973), and University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law.