Skip to Content

Business Administration

Katayoon Beshkardana (x6567)

Dr. Katayoon Beshkardana

Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Office: GSBM 660
Phone: 443-885-3843


S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), American University, Washington College of Law, Washington DC, 2021
L.L.M., American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC, 2016
L.L.M., Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, 2009
M.A. in Human Rights, Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice, Italy, 2008
L.L.B., Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran, 2005

Dr. Beshkardana is an Assistant Professor at Morgan State University. She is an expert in the law of the World Trade Organization, international business transactions, foreign investment law, international commercial arbitration, and investor-state dispute settlements (ISDS). She teaches legal and ethical environment of business, and business negotiations.

Prior to joining Morgan State University Dr. Beshkardana worked as a consultant with the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency. She has also worked as an in-house legal counsel for the private sector carrying foreign investment negotiations and international business transactions for multiple years.

Research Interests:

Dr. Beshkardana is interested in the study of disruptive technologies and associated legal risks for emerging markets. Her areas of research include:

Sustainable development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Trade facilitation
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Book Chapter

Padideh Ala'i & Katayoon Beshkardana, Limits of Transparency: China, United States, and the World Trade Organization in CULTURES OF TRANSPARENCY: BETWEEN PROMISE AND PERIL (Routledge, 2021)


Deference to National Governments' Determinations of Facts and Laws: A Closer Look at Article 17.6 (ii) of the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement, Appellate Body Standard of Review and the U.S. Argument, Biennial Conference of Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), (2018)