The IGLP Workshop | Doha, Qatar

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Doha 2014 Participants Group Photo
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What is The Workshop?

IGLP: The Workshop is an intensive residential program designed for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty. This initiative aims to promote innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, and social justice in the aftermath of the economic crisis. Our aim is to strengthen the next generation of scholars by placing them in collaboration with their global peers as they develop innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, social justice and governance.

Hosted by Hamad bin Khalifa University, a member of the Qatar Foundation, IGLP: The Workshop brings over 100 doctoral, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty together in Doha, Qatar with a core group of senior IGLP faculty from around the world for a unique series of lectures and intensive interdisciplinary debates.

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While in residence in Doha, participants review current scholarly developments, reconsider canonical texts and network with colleagues from across the world. Intensive writing workshops offer participants the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on their own research from their peers and more senior colleagues in small group settings.

Qatar offers a perfect location for convening scholars from countries outside the north Atlantic area, allowing us to focus on recent developments in the region and to benefit from synergies with intellectual and cultural activities already underway in Education City.

The Workshop seeks ways to deepen the network of collaboration among our Workshop Alumni as well as invigorate our core program with new participants and themes. In 2014 we will focus new attention on comparative law as a constituent part of global policy and legal practice, on the potential to renew the Arab tradition of law and governance, and on the modern significance of the Islamic legal tradition.

Each year we also continue our effort to stimulate new thinking about the legal foundations of global monetary affairs, economic development policy, global political economy and the struggle for social, political and economic justice.

IGLP also inaugurated a new program in 2013 titled “Young Policy Professionals (YPP)”. The program was designed for young policy professionals from Qatar and the surrounding region whom are currently neither academics or scholars, but show and interest in sharing their ideas with global peers. In addition to participating in the workshop stream lectures and discussions, participants in the YPP program had the opportunity to explore policy and governance processes and challenges with select workshop faculty during afternoon discussion groups.

How Much Does it Cost to Attend the Workshop?

The Institute for Global Law and Policy is committed to keeping the Workshop as cost-free as possible for admitted applicants, including travel, meals and lodging.

Workshop Sponsor

The IGLP is deeply grateful to our local partners at Hamad bin Khalifa University, a member of the Qatar Foundation, for hosting the Workshop and continuing to show their faith in our efforts to develop innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, social justice and governance as well as to strengthen the next generation of scholars by placing them in collaboration with their global peers. Their collaboration with the IGLP Workshop initiative is part of their broader effort to strengthen law and governance education in Doha, across the region, and in the broader world. Harvard Law School is proud to join with them in this effort.

In 2014, the Workshop will also be co-sponsored with the Melbourne Law School in Australia, the Sciences Po Law School in Paris and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

About the IGLP

The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School is a collaborative faculty effort to nurture innovative approaches to global policy in santander_small_web_versionthe face of a legal and institutional architecture manifestly ill-equipped to address our most urgent global challenges. We aim to provide a platform at Harvard for new thinking about international legal and institutional arrangements, with particular emphasis on ideas and issues of importance to the global South. We are particularly grateful to Santander Universities and to our other Sponsors the Real Colegio Complutense, Visa Inc., and J&A Garrigues, S.L.P., who continue to show their faith in our efforts to provide a focal point for European, international and comparative law, and economic development study at Harvard Law School.


Photos from the 2013 Workshop