2018 IGLP Scholars Workshop

Applications are now open for the 2018 Workshop –
click here to apply!
Application deadline: September 22, 2017.


About the Workshop

The  IGLP Scholars Workshop, hosted and sponsored by the Thailand Institute of Justice, will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from January 7-11, 2018. The IGLP Scholars Workshop is an intensive, regionally-focused residential program that brings together an international cohort of young doctoral scholars, post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty for intensive collaboration, mentoring, and cross-training.

IGLP’s signature Workshops aim 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. The 2018 IGLP Scholars Workshop will focus on how these issues relate to ongoing legal and policy debates throughout Asia and across the world, while offering unparalleled opportunities to strengthen participants’ writing and research.


The Format

The IGLP Workshop offers a unique scholarly format. The core Workshop experience offers the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer mentoring and cross-collaboration with global colleagues while strengthening and further developing an unfinished research project in our signature Writing Workshops. Admitted participants have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in “streams,” intensive mini-courses led by IGLP faculty, to review current scholarly developments and reconsider canonical texts
  • Attend plenary roundtables and lectures on engaging topics related to global law and policy
  • Learn IGLP’s methodology for offering feedback, presenting research, and more
  • Participate in cultural and networking events

The Writing Workshops

Intensive writing workshops form the core of the IGLP Scholars Workshop. These workshops are organized to promote learning from others working on similar projects as well as to promote cross training by engaging with projects different from one’s own.

Each day, participants meet in small groups to share their own scholarship and discuss their ongoing research. This small-group format allows participants to engage on a one-on-one basis with their peers and specialist faculty members, as well as to share ideas and receive feedback on their work. Participants will be assigned to a group and paired with a partner to comment on each other’s projects. Each of the writing workshop groups are led by a member of IGLP’s Faculty and a member of the Senior Faculty will also offer feedback.


The Streams

A number of “streams,” or intensive mini-courses, will be offered during the Workshop, allowing participants to convene around thematic areas of interest, review current scholarly developments and reconsider canonical texts. Stream topics are still be developed for the 2018 Workshop. Past themes have included:

Criminal Justice
Human Rights and Social Justice
Law and Society in Southeast Asia
Private Law
Finance and Development
Good Governance
Labor, Debt and Development
Corporations in Global Society
Law and Development
Science and Technology Studies
…and more!


Thailand Institute of Justice Workshop for Emerging Leaders

The Thailand Institute of Justice & the IGLP will once again convene a concurrent workshop for selected emerging policy professionals during the IGLP Scholars Workshop. 

For more information, please visit the Thailand Institute of Justice Forum website.


The Application

We encourage participation from scholars across Asia and worldwide who would benefit from intensive collaboration with their global peers and IGLP’s junior and senior faculty. To apply please visit the application site. The application deadline is September 22, 2017. Please note in addition to the application form you must also submit at least one letter of recommendation.


The Faculty

Faculty members from institutions around the globe will join us during the Workshop to contribute in a variety of ways. More details on faculty will be announced soon. 


About the Host and Sponsor


The Thailand TIJInstitute of Justice (TIJ) aims to promote excellence in research and capacity-building in crime and justice. Building on Thailand’s engagement in the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and the UN Crime Congresses, TIJ serves as a bridge that transports global ideas to local practice, including in enhancing domestic justice reform and the rules-based community within the ASEAN region. TIJ’s primary objectives are to promote the implementation of the United Nations Rules for the treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules) as well as other relevant UN standards and norms, especially those related to women and children. TIJ also gears its work towards important cross-cutting issues on the UN agenda such as the rule of law, development, human rights, and peace and security.