Ermal Frasheri is a Growth Lab Fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. Ermal finished his doctoral studies, S.J.D, at Harvard Law School, where he worked in the areas of law and development, international law, European integration, and social and political theories. He has written on legal reform and comparative law, European Union law, and his dissertation examined the relationship between regional integration and development strategies. Ermal has been teaching at Harvard in various roles since 2006 in the fields of political and social theories, European integration and EU law, democracy, international institutions, and sociology. He was awarded a teaching excellence award by Harvard and was appointed a Byse Fellow at Harvard Law School (fall 207) where he taught a series of workshops on Law and Development. He has also taught international law at Babson College, and European Union law at New England Law – Boston.
Ermal has worked on development and rule of law projects in Albania, Nepal, and Thailand. Prior to starting his graduate studies, LL.M. and S.J.D., at Harvard, Ermal was a Fulbright Scholar in Washington D.C., and a head of section at the Ministry of Justice in Albania. His current research at the Center for International Development focuses on socio-economic development and regional integration processes in the Balkans.