Harisankar is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS), and holds an LLM from the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Prior to joining the doctoral programme at NUS, he served as an Assistant Professor at the National Law University, Jodhpur, India. Hari has been a visiting research scholar at the International Institute for the Unification of International Private Law (UNIDROIT) Rome, and a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law scholarship.
Hari’s research interests include transnational commercial law, conflict of laws and international dispute resolution, and has presented his works at various places including the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) in Toronto, iCourts (University of Copenhagen) and the South Asian University, New Delhi. His works have been published by internationally reputed publishers like Cambridge University Press (CUP), Oxford University Press (OUP), Sweet & Maxwell (Thomson Reuters), SAGE and Wolters Kluwer. He has also contributed opinion articles to The Hindu Business Line and The Wire as well as to international law blogs such as the EJIL-Talk (official blog of the European Journal of International Law) and Kluwer Arbitration Blog. He is presently writing a chapter for the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law, on invitation from the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg, to be published by OUP later this year.