Officials and attendees during the workshop.
Doha: Hamad bin Khalifa University, a member of Qatar Foundation, in partnership with Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), hosted the annual IGLP Workshop in Doha, for the second consecutive year. The Workshop promoted new perspectives and innovative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, and social justice.
The IGLP at Harvard Law School brought over 100 doctoral, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty together with a core group of senior IGLP faculty from around the world for a unique series of lectures and intensive interdisciplinary debates. Young teachers and scholars had the opportunity to share their ideas with senior scholars from many leading universities, strengthening higher education worldwide.
Participants reviewed current scholarly developments, reconsidered canonical texts, and networked with colleagues from across the world. Intensive writing workshops offered participants the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on their own research from their peers and more senior colleagues in small group settings.
Dr Dennis Roberts, Associate Provost for Evaluation & Assessment of HBKU said: “Hosting the Harvard IGLP Workshop in Qatar provided an opportunity to introduce legal and public policy scholars from around the world to the important capacity building work of Qatar Foundation and Hamad bin Khalifa University. We were overwhelmed with appreciation as participants left Qatar after their intense 9-day experience.”
The 2014 Workshop also focused 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.