About the Workshop

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IGLP: The Workshop is an intensive residential program designed for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. The 5th annual Workshop will take place from January 3-11, 2014 in Doha, Qatar.

Building on the momentum of the last four years, the January 2014 IGLP Workshop in Doha will again be an opportunity to support young scholars, faculty development, and research, and to strengthen education in law and policy both in Qatar and the Arab region and beyond.

IGLP: The Workshop brings 50-100 doctoral, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty together in Doha with a core group of senior IGLP faculty from around the world for a unique series of lectures and intensive interdisciplinary debates. 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 all participants the opportunity to share their own work in progress with a small group of colleagues and leading scholars.  Discussion groups also offer participants an opportunity to meet with peers and more senior colleagues in small groups, and focus on discussion of the themes and Stream readings of the Workshop.  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.

IGLP: The Workshop is designed to be a progressive experience that builds from one year to the next.  At the 2014 Workshop we will continue to seek ways to deepen the network of collaboration among our Workshop Alumni as well as invigorate our core program with new participants and new themes. In 2013, we focused 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. In 2014 we will 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. Check back soon for the latest news and information about our January 2014 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. The Workshop is funded with generous support from the Qatar Foundation, Santander Universities and Sovereign Bank, and is co-sponsored by the School For Oriental And African Studies (SOAS) in London, the Bernard And Audre Rapoport Center For Human Rights And Justice at the University of Texas, Melbourne Law School and Sciences Po Law School in Paris.

Professor David Kennedy serves as Faculty Director for the Workshop. He is Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy and Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches international law, international economic policy, legal theory, law and development, and European law. His research uses interdisciplinary materials from sociol­ogy and social theory, economics and history to explore issues of global governance, development policy and the nature of professional expertise.

Professor Kennedy is joined at each Workshop by a core group of of IGLP Faculty, Docents and speakers and discussants from the Harvard faculty and from other leading universities and Institutions.