GHC - Adam Strobeyko


Postdoctoral Researcher in International Law
Spoken languages
English, Polish, French, German, Russian
Areas of expertise
  • Sovereignty and personality under international law
  • Regulation of innovation and access to technology in global health
  • Public and private actors in international law
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Europe


Adam Strobeyko is a postdoctoral researcher for the Governing Pandemics initiative at the Global Health Centre, Geneva Graduate Institute. Adam’s research interests include the legal regulation of innovation, access to technology, and the international governance of medical countermeasures.

Adam holds a PhD in International Law from the Geneva Graduate Institute (distinction), a MA degree in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris, and an LLB in European Law from Maastricht University. Adam was also Global Fellow at Guarini Global Law & Tech, NYU Law, and he is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at the Harvard Law School.

Adam is particularly interested in the tendency to outsource traditional powers of the state to private actors and in the role of law in addressing technological and scientific innovation.


Academic Work Experience

Research Experience

  • Legal researcher, Global Health Centre, 2021-2023
  • Research Assistant, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal-Treaty Department, 2017

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant for interdisciplinary courses at the Graduate Institute, 2019-2021. 


Research Interests

  • Impact of new technologies and private actors upon sovereignty of states.
  • International legal frameworks and instruments for governing access to medical countermeasures, innovation and technology in the health sector.


Relevant Publications and Works

  1. Strobeyko, A. & Burci, G.L. ‘Towards Integrated Early Warning Systems: Review of Disaster Risk Reduction and One Health Approaches in Light of Pandemic Treaty Negotiations.’ Yearbook of International Disaster Law, Vol. 5, 2023, 358–381. Link.
  2. Strobeyko, A. ‘The Person of the State: The Anthropomorphic Subject of the Law of Nations.’ Journal of the History of International Law, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2022, 36–69. Link
  3. Rizk, A.; Strobeyko, A.; Burci, G.L.; Moon, S. 'What are the options? Pathogen-, GSD- and Benefit- Sharing in an International Instrument’. Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute, Geneva, 2022. Link.
  4. Strobeyko, A. ‘Synthetic Biology and Emerging Risks’. Tech Hub, Global Health Centre. Link.
  5. Strobeyko, A. ‘Space for Change: The ASAT Tests in Outer Space in Light of the UN Liability Convention.’ Polish Review of International and European Law, Vol. 8, 2019, p. 91–102. Link.
  6. Strobeyko, A. 'Poland, Supreme Court, Nangar Khel Incident, the Judgment of the Supreme Court of Poland of 17 February 2016'. ICRC Casebook, 2020. Link.



Two years of experience as a legal researcher on the Governing Pandemics project and three years of previous experience as a Teaching Assistant for global health and humanitarian law courses at the Graduate Institute.


Fellowships, Grants and Awards

  • Merit-based post-doctoral scholarship awarded by NYU Hauser Global Law School Program (2022)
  • Merit-based scholarship awarded by the Hague Academy of International law (2019)
  • Excellence scholarship awarded by the Graduate Institute (2018)
  • Certificate of Excellence awarded by Peking University (2015)
  • Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Maastricht University and Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology, United Nations University (2014)