Anna Gelpern is an Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. She has published many articles on financial integration, debt contracts, and development. She has contributed to international initiatives on financial reform and sovereign borrowing, most recently as part of the Second Warwick Commission and as an expert for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Professor Gelpern is a visiting fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and a fellow at the George Washington University School of Law Center for Law, Economics & Finance. Before joining the WCL faculty, she was an Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs. She was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2002-2003. Between 1996 and 2002, Professor Gelpern served in legal and policy positions at the U.S. Treasury Department; her portfolio included international debt, development, international financial institutions, and financial crisis response. Earlier she practiced with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and London. Professor Gelpern has taught International Finance, Contracts, Commercial Law, Financial Institutions and International Law. She earned an A.B. from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.