Speakers, Faculty and Resource Persons

Anne Orford

Melbourne Law School

Arm Tungnirun

Arm Tungnirun was a 2017-2018 Residential Fellow at the IGLP, recently received his PhD from Stanford Law School, and is a lecturer of law at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He uses qualitative methods and interdisciplinary materials to examine issues of comparative legal cultures, business legal practices in emerging economies, and the relationship between law and economic development. He received his LL.B. from Peking University, Beijing, China, LL.M. in International Economic Law from Harvard Law School, and J.S.M. in Law and Society from Stanford Law School. He is fluent in three languages, and enjoys thinking across the borders of countries, legal traditions, and academic disciplines. For his research, he conducts fieldwork and in-depth interviews to critically explore the emergence of transnational corporate lawyers and their practices in Myanmar, while taking into account comparative perspectives from past scholarship on the globalization of law and the development of the corporate legal sector in other emerging economies such as China and India.

Arnulf Becker

Harvard Law School

Chaiyatorn Limapornvanich

Based on his educational background in electrical engineering and informative science, he started his career path as a web developer and research assistant respectively. He joined NIA in 2004 ad secured a scholarship for his doctoral study in 2009. With long experience of collaborative working with innovative companies, he decided to conduct his doctoral research on Knowledge Management.
At present, his research focuses are in the areas of Strategic Foresight and Innovation Management, and his professional interests have been expanded to organizational learning and development

Dan Danielsen

Professor Danielsen is a legal scholar who spent many years as an international business lawyer. He teaches Corporations, Law and Development, International Business Regulation, International Law and Conflict of Laws. Professor Danielsen’s research explores the complex role of the business firm in global governance.

David Kennedy

David Kennedy is Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School where he teaches international law, international economic policy, legal theory, law and development and European law. He joined the Harvard Law faculty in 1981 and holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard. He is the author of numerous articles on international law and global governance. 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. He has been particularly committed to developing new voices from the third world and among women in international affairs.
As a practicing lawyer and consultant, Professor Kennedy has worked on numerous international projects, both commercial and public, including work with PricewaterhouseCoopers with their emerging markets and anti-corruption practice, with the United Nations, the Commission of the European Union, the Qatar Foundation and with the private firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in Brussels, where his work combined European antitrust litigation, government relations advising and general corporate law. A member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, he is past Chair and Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Global Governance. In 2011, he was appointed Foreign Advisor to Thailand’s Truth for Reconciliation Commission and now serves as a member of the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Commission.
At Harvard, he served as Chair of the Graduate Committee and Faculty Director of International Legal Studies. He founded the European Law Research Center at Harvard in 1991 and served continuously as its Faculty Director. He has advised a number of educational institutions on their academic programs, and lectured as a Visiting Professor at numerous universities across the world. In 2008-2009, he served as Vice President for International Affairs, University Professor of Law and David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations at Brown University.

Dennis Davis

Judge Dennis Davis was educated at Herzlia School, Universities of Cape town (UCT) and Cambridge. He began teaching at UCT in 1977 and was appointed to a personal chair of Commercial Law, in 1989. Between 1991 and 1997 he was Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies of the University of the Witwatersrand. He held joint appointment at Wits and UCT 1995 – 1997. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1998 and as President of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000. Since his appointment to the Bench, he has continued to teach constitutional law and tax law at UCT where he is an Hon. Professor of law.

Deval Desai

Deval Desai is post-doctoral research fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Graduate Institute, Geneva. Mixing legal analysis, social theory, and ethnographic field research, he researches political and legal contestation over the role of expertise in domestic and global law and governance. He also researches the transnational – and often expert-driven – theory and design of rule of law systems in the global South. His current research projects critically examine ignorance and creativity as modes of regulation and policymaking, focusing on multi-stakeholder initiatives and on rule of law reform. His work has been supported by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law, Harvard’s Institute for Global Law and Policy, the Harvard Program on Negotiation, Canada’s International Development Research Corporation, and others. Since 2009, Deval has also worked for the World Bank as a rule of law reform and governance expert in Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Uganda; as well as advising the UN on rule of law issues. As a lawyer, he has worked on corporate accountability, including as an attorney on the case of Kiobel before the US Supreme Court. Trained in history and French literature (M.A., Oxford), and law and social theory (LL.M. and S.J.D., Harvard Law School), he is a member of the Bar of England and Wales.

Ermal Frasheri

Ermal Frasheri finished his doctoral studies, S.J.D, at Harvard Law School, where he worked in the areas of law and international development, international law, European integration, and social and political theories. His dissertation, titled “Of Knights and Squires: European Union and the Modernization of Albania,” examined the relationship between regional integration and development in the framework of the European Union enlargement strategy. He has written papers on legal reform, international law, financial services, and European integration. His current research focuses on the modes of reproduction of hierarchies and inequalities in international law, migration, property rights and economic development. Apart from his research, he has taught International Trade Law at Sturm College of Law, Public International Law at Babson College, European Union Law at New England Law – Boston, a series of workshops on Law and Development at Harvard Law School, and have been a teaching fellow in Harvard College, where he has taught tutorials on social studies, international relations, democracy, European integration, political corruption, and comparative politics. Since 2015, he teaches a seminar on Law and Corruption at Sturm College of Law, Denver University.

EL Cid Butuyan

Mr. Butuyan most recently was the Commissioner (Undersecretary/Deputy Minister) at the Philippine Competition Commission. He earned a Master of Laws degree from the Harvard Law School. As a former senior litigator and team leader for Asia and the Pacific at the World Bank, he is interested in the damaging effects of corruption on the political and judicial structures of developing countries and on legal activism essential for combating systemic injustices. He sees international efforts to combat corruption as primarily targeting businesses, and for the most part leaving out the main victims of graft—the citizens of endemically corrupt nations. Current efforts to improve victims’ rights and access to compensation have often yielded a few concrete results. This is largely due to the lack of essential resources. As a result, ordinary victims of corruption continue to suffer. Currently, Mr. Butuyan conducts research on and teaches about corruption-related topics at leading institutions, including the Harvard Law School where he is a Lecturer in Law on Transnational Corruption.

Gerry Simpson

United Kingdom
London School of Economics

Günter Frankenberg

Professor of Public Law, Legal Philosophy and Comparative Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, since 1993. Professor of Public Law and Social Law, Frankfurt am Main University of Applied Sciences, 1984-1992. Scientific Staff member of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of the Living Conditions of the Technical and Scientific World in Starnberg, 1978-1984.

Helena Alviar

As an expert in feminist approaches to law and development, Helena Alviar has been invited to teach and speak to audiences around the world. She has published articles in the United States and Latin America, and has been awarded with the Colfuturo Scholarship, a Fulbright Fellowship, the Enrique Low Murtra Scholaship, the Lewis Fellowship, and the Byse Fellowship.

John Ohnesorge

Professor Ohnesorge teaches Business Organizations and Administrative Law, as well as seminars in Chinese Law, and in law and economic development in developing countries. He is the former Associate Director and then Director of the Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies Center (2001-2014), and former Chair of the Wisconsin China Initiative (2008-2012).

Jorge Esquirol

Before joining the FIU College of Law, Professor Esquirol was a professor of law at the Northeastern University School of Law from 1997-2002 and Director of Academic Affairs at the Harvard Law School Graduate Program from 1992-1997. He has been a resident scholar at the Université de Paris X (Nanterre), France, a visiting professor at the University of Miami School of Law, and a visiting researcher at the Constitutional Court of Colombia. As Director of Academic Affairs, he had administrative responsibility for the Harvard Law Graduate Programs; taught LL.M. students; administered the International Legal Studies Program and related conferences, lectures and workshops; and planned several international law conferences. Professor Esquirol earned his B.A. in Finance summa cum laude from Georgetown University. After earning his J.D. degree at Harvard, he clerked on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and was an associate attorney at the Wall Street firm of Shearman and Sterling. He has a doctoral degree in law (S.J.D.) from Harvard Law School, focusing on Latin American legal systems. Professor Esquirol is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. He teaches international law, comparative law and commercial law at FIU.

Jothie Rajah

Jothie Rajah is a full-time appointee to faculty of the ABF. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She was awarded the Law Faculty’s 2010 Harold Luntz Graduate Research Thesis Prize for her work, Legislating Illiberalism: Law, Discourse & Legitimacy in Singapore, which also won the University of Melbourne’s Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis and an Honorable Mention in the Law and Society Association Dissertation Prize competition.

She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, where she also graduated with Honours in English. Jothie has taught with the Legal Writing and Research Skills Programme of the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, where she has also lectured on Hindu Legal Traditions. She has also taught with the English departments of the National University of Singapore, the Institute of Education and Open University, Singapore. Jothie has been a member of the consultancy team working on the official translations of Lao laws, a United Nations Development Project. In Melbourne, Jothie has guest lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the Melbourne Law School. She is a co-ordinator of the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network on British Colonial Legalities.

Karen Engle

Karen Engle is Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law and Founder and Co-director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Latin American Studies and of Women’s and Gender Studies. She teaches courses and specialized seminars in public international law, international human rights law, and legal theory.

Professor Engle writes on the interaction between social movements and law, particularly in the fields of international human rights law, international criminal law, and Latin American law. She is author of The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture, Strategy (Duke University Press, 2010), which received the Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Section on Human Rights. She is co-editor of Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture (Routledge, 1995). She has also authored numerous scholarly articles on gender and international law and U.S. employment discrimination law.

Professor Engle received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and a B.A. with honors from Baylor University. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Jerre S. Williams on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and then served as a post-doctoral Ford Fellow in Public International Law at Harvard Law School. She was Professor of Law at the University of Utah prior to joining the University of Texas in 2002.

Engle received a Bellagio Residency Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation in 2009 and an assignment as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Bogota in 2010. In 2016-17, she was the Deborah Lunder and Alan Ezekowitz Founders’ Circle Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Kerry Rittich

Kerry Rittich is Professor at the Faculty of Law and the Women’s and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. She teaches and writes in the areas of international law and international institutions, law and development, human rights, labour law, and critical and feminist theory. Among her publications are Recharacterizing Restructuring: Law, Distribution and Gender in Market Reform (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2002); (with Joanne Conaghan, University of Kent), Labour Law, Work and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives, (Oxford University Press, 2005); “Core Labour Rights and Labour Market Flexibility: Two Paths Entwined?”, Permanent Court of Arbitration/Peace Palace Papers, Labor Law Beyond Borders: ADR and the Internationalization of Labor Dispute Resolution, (Kluwer Law International, 2003) and “The Future of Law and Development: Second Generation Reforms and the Incorporation of the Social” in David M. Trubek and Alvaro Santos eds., The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2006). In 2004, she completed a report for the Law Commission of Canada entitled, Vulnerable Workers: Legal and Policy Issues in the New Economy. She obtained an LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 1992, and an SJD from Harvard University in 1998. In 1992-93, she served as Law Clerk to Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Rittich has been the Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard Law School and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University and a fellow at the European University Institute.

Kittipong Kittayarak

Kittipong Kittayarak has long been involved in judicial and criminal justice reform in Thailand. He has made substantial contributions to the improvement of the Thai judicial system through his roles in a number of national bodies. He has been known as one of the champions for the reform of the Thai criminal justice system towards due process and the rule of law, and for pioneering the implementation of the restorative justice and community justice programs in Thailand. In the area of peace and reconciliation, Kittipong was actively engaged in the National Reconciliation Committee, which focused its work on conflicts in the deep south of Thailand as well as the Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand (TRCT). After completing his six-year term as the Permanent Secretary for Justice, in February 2015, he assumed a new role as the Executive Director of the Thailand Institute of Justice, a public organization working in the promotion, research and capacity-building activities in accordance with the justice-relates UN standards and norms. Currently, he is a special advisor to Thailand Institute of Justice. He holds J.S.D. from Stanford Law School, LL.M. from Harvard Law School, barrister-at-law from The Thai Bar Association, LL.M. from Cornell Law School, and LL.B. from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Luis Eslava

Luis works in the areas of International Law, International Legal Theory and History, Anthropology of International Law, Global Governance, Public Law, Law and Development, and Urban Law and Politics. His research focuses on the relationship between international and domestic legal orders, and the effects of this relationship both on our jurisprudential understanding of these areas of law, and on the constitution of everyday life in today’s global order.

Margaret Woo

Professor Woo, a leading expert on the Anglo-American legal system and the Chinese socialist legal system, teaches Civil Procedure, Administrative Law and Comparative Law. She is a former fellow of the Bunting Institute (Radcliffe College) and is presently an associate of the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard University. She has received many prestigious grants from a variety of organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation, and is on the Senior Scholar Roster for the Fulbright Scholars Program. In 2015, she served as an invited visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg. In 2018, she was selected for a Fulbright Specialist award. Under the Fulbright auspices, she is partnering with faculty at the University of Florence in Italy to develop a series of comparative law seminars at the University of Florence that address the changing landscape of international cooperation over the past year, including BREXIT, multi-lateral treaties, and ongoing political developments in the US and Europe that, as a whole, suggest further withdrawals from international law institutions, comparative law projects and multi-lateral institutions may be imminent. Professor Woo is the co-editor of East Asian Law: Universal Norms and Local Culture (Routledge, 2003), and Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China (Cambridge University Press, 2011). She is also co-author of Litigating in America: Civil Procedure in Context (Aspen Publishing, 2006). She is a co-editor of the American Association of Law School’s Journal of Legal Education. Professor Woo is a member of the prestigious American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation. She has also served on the board of trustees for numerous organizations, including for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Boston Chapter), the Harry Dow Legal Assistance Fund and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. In 1997, she was named the law school’s Distinguished Professor of Public Policy.

Mark Wu

Mark Wu is the Henry L. Stimson Professor at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on international trade law, including issues concerning emerging economies, digital trade, intellectual property, trade remedies, environment, and investment. At Harvard, Wu is a Faculty Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. He serves as a member of the Faculty Advisory Committees of the East Asian Legal Studies Program and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. He is also a Faculty Associate of Harvard University’s Center for the Environment. In 2016, he was appointed by the World Trade Organization to serve on the Advisory Board for the WTO Chairs Programme. Wu also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Trade and Foreign Direct Investment. In addition, he works with the World Bank on assessing trade agreements and serves on multiple expert groups convened by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. He is an Editorial Board member of the World Trade Review and of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s series on intellectual property, innovation and economic development. Prior to academia, Wu served as the Director for Intellectual Property in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He was the lead U.S. negotiator for the IP chapters of several free trade agreements. He continues to serve as a principal liaison to the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee. Before government service, Wu worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. where he led engagements in technology sectors. He began his career as an economist and operations officer with the World Bank in China, working on environmental, urban development, health and rural poverty issues. He also worked briefly as an economist for the United Nations Development Programme in Namibia. Wu received his J.D. from Yale Law School, his M.Sc. in Development Economics from Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar), and his A.B. summa cum laude in Social Studies and East Asian Studies from Harvard University.

Mikhail Xifaras

Sciences Po Law School

Nikolas Rajkovic

Nikolas M. Rajkovic is Professor and Chair of International Law at Tilburg Law School, appointed on January 1st, 2016. Rajkovic’s research addresses the question of how international organizations, states, and non-state actors compete to impose different types of international legal rules in an increasingly globalized world. He is an award-winning lecturer who will draw from dual qualifications in International Law and International Relations to prepare Tilburg students for the growing complexities of international and global law in the 21st century.

Ora-orn Poocharoen

Dr. Ora-orn’s research expertise includes public administration theory, comparative public management, network management, human resource management, co-production and collaborative governance. She is currently working on the concept of Smart Sustainable Governance, where sustainability and justice is the focal point for governance outcomes. She also used to be an Adjunct Associate Professor at lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS.

Osama Siddique

Dr. Osama Siddique is a legal scholar, policy reform advisor and author. He is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), Lahore, Pakistan. He has also worked as an Associate Professor of Law & Policy and was the founding head of department (2005-2007) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Siddique has extensive experience in research and policy work in the fields of law and public policy. He has several scholarly publications in international academic journals in the areas of comparative constitutional law, law and development, legal history, human rights, legal education, and justice sector reform. He has also worked extensively as a justice sector reform adviser to Pakistani courts, federal and provincial government departments, the United Nations and various international bilateral and multilateral financial institutions, including the ADB, USAID, DFID, EU, GIZ and World Bank. He is a regular participant in local and international academic conferences and policy dialogues. He has also practiced as a transactional lawyer in New York and as an advocate of the appellate courts in Pakistan. His most recent book publication is ‘Pakistan’s Experience with Formal Law: An Alien Justice’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). Dr. Siddique is also currently a member of the Senior Faculty of the Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School for the 2015 IGLP Workshop.

Pannin Sumanasrethakul

Prior to this, she was the technical advisor on Strategic Foresight study on Security in ASEAN while worked as a full time Faculty member and Director of BA program for School of Global Studies, Thammasat University.
Between 2005 and 2013, Pannin worked as a development practitioner, with the regional geographic focus on East and Southeast Asia, in the areas of women’s human rights and its regional mechanism under UN Women. Pannin was born in Bangkok, Thailand and graduated from Rangsit University with a Doctoral Degree in Leadership through an award of full scholarship.

Paricha Duangtaweesub

Thailand Institute of Justice

Potiwat Ngamkajornwiwat

Dr. Potiwat Ngamkajornwiwat is not only a co-founder at FREAK Lab at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, but also a co-founder and CTO at Automa; and a co-founder and CEO at SpaceZAB Company. He received his Ph.D. in Robotics and Automation at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 2020. His research areas include embodied artificial intelligence, bio-inspired robotics, bio-inspired computing, artificial hormones system, swarm robotics and space robotics.

Ratna Kapur

Ratna Kapur is currently a Visiting Professor at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. Her regular position is as Distinguished Faculty, Symbiosis School of Law, India, and Senior Faculty, Institute of Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School. She has written and published extensively on human rights, international law, and postcolonial and feminist legal theory. She has taught as a visiting faculty at a large number of universities around the world, including Yale Law School, Georgetown University Law Centre and the UN Peace University (Costa Rica). Her books include Makeshift Migrants and Law: Gender, Belonging and Postcolonial Anxieties (Routledge, 2010), Erotic Justice: Law and the New Politics of Postcolonialism (Cavendish/Taylor & Francis, 2005) and Secularisms Last Sigh? (co-authored, Oxford University Press, reprint 2001). Her latest book, Gender, Alterity and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl, is forthcoming by Edward Elgar Publishers.

Robert Chu

Robert Chu is currently with the Grundrisse Group.  Formerly, he joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 1999 after teaching contracts and international law at Rutgers Law School.  He used to be a partner resident in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Melbourne office, and heads the Firm’s Australia practice.  Mr. Chu formerly headed the Firm’s Beijing office.

Robert Wai

Robert Wai has been a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1998 and served as Associate Dean of the Law School from January 2006 through June 2008. He teaches Contracts, Ethical Lawyering in a Global Community, International Business Transactions and International Trade Regulation. Prior to joining Osgoode, Professor Wai served as law clerk to Justice Gérard La Forest of the Supreme Court of Canada, articled at the firm of Russell & DuMoulin in Vancouver, and worked as an associate in corporate/commercial law with the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He completed graduate work in international relations as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and his doctorate in international law as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School. Professor Wai’s current research focuses on governance through public and private law in areas such as international business transactions and transnational litigation.

Ronald Heifetz

Ronald Heifetz is among the world’s foremost authorities on the practice and teaching of leadership. He speaks extensively and advises heads of governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations across the globe. In 2016, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia highlighted Heifetz’s advice in his Nobel Peace Prize Lecture.

Heifetz founded the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School where he has taught for nearly four decades. He is the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership. Heifetz played a pioneering role in establishing leadership as an area of study and education in the United States and at Harvard. His research addresses two challenges: developing a conceptual foundation for the analysis and practice of leadership; and developing transformative methods for leadership education, training, and consultation.

Heifetz co-developed the adaptive leadership framework with Riley Sinder and Marty Linsky to provide a basis for leadership research and practice. His first book, Leadership Without Easy Answers (1994), is a classic in the field and one of the ten most assigned course books at Harvard and Duke Universities. Heifetz co-authored the best-selling Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Change with Marty Linsky, which serves as one of the primary go-to books for practitioners across sectors (2002, revised 2017). He then co-authored the field book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organization and the World with Alexander Grashow and Marty Linsky (2009).

Heifetz began his focus on transformative methods of leadership education and development in 1983. Drawing students from throughout Harvard’s graduate schools and neighboring universities, his courses on leadership are legendary; his core course is considered the most influential in their career by Kennedy School alumni. His teaching methods have been studied extensively in doctoral dissertations and in Leadership Can Be Taught, by Sharon Daloz Parks (2005).

A graduate of Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, and the Kennedy School, Heifetz is both a physician and cellist. He trained initially in surgery before deciding to devote himself to the study of leadership in public affairs, business, and nonprofits. Heifetz completed his medical training in psychiatry, which provided a foundation to develop more powerful teaching methods and gave him a distinct perspective on the conceptual tools of political psychology and organizational behavior. As a cellist, he was privileged to study with the great Russian virtuoso, Gregor Piatigorsky.

Scott Westfahl

Scott Westfahl is the Director of HLS Executive Education and also teaches courses on leadership, design thinking and innovation within the law school’s J.D. curriculum. As the Director of the Executive Education program, he leads the HLS effort to support and develop lawyers across the arc of their careers, particularly as they advance to new levels of leadership and responsibility. He oversees and teaches in Executive Education’s core, global leadership programs for law firm managing partners, emerging law firm leaders, law firm associates and General Counsel. He also collaborates with HLS colleagues and other Harvard faculty to design and teach custom programs for law firms, law departments, governmental agency legal departments and other legal-related organizations. He focuses his Executive Education teaching and writing on leadership, teams, talent development as strategy, design thinking and driving innovation and organizational alignment from a talent management and diversity and inclusion perspective.

Professor Westfahl joined HLS from the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served from 2004-2013 as the firm’s Director of Professional Development. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the professional development of the firm’s attorneys and staff, focusing on organizational and leadership development, feedback, mentoring, career progression, diversity, professional skills training, attorney and staff integration and transitions and alumni. As a Lecturer on Law from 2010-2013, he teamed with Professor David Wilkins to teach an 80-student section of the law school’s Problem Solving Workshop for first-year students. In 2008, Professor Westfahl was chosen as one of Law Firm, Inc. magazine’s five “Innovators of the Year” for his development of a cutting edge attorney assignment system and database called iStaff, which effectively ties attorney work assignments to their professional development needs. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the Chair of the Professional Development Consortium, a 500-member professional association for law firm professional development and training leaders across North America and the U.K. Professor Westfahl frequently lectures and comments upon talent development and innovation within professional services firms and is the author of the book You Get What You Measure: Lawyer Development Frameworks and Effective Performance Evaluations (NALP, 2008).

Prior to his work at Goodwin Procter, Professor Westfahl spent six years leading professional development for the Washington, D.C. office of McKinsey & Company. He is also an experienced business and federal regulatory attorney, having practiced law with Foley & Lardner’s Washington, D.C. office from 1988 to 1998. Professor Westfahl earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988, and graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1985.

Sheila Jasanoff

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. A pioneer in her field, she has authored more than 120 articles and chapters and is author or editor of more than 15 books, including The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, Designs on Nature, and The Ethics of Invention. Her work explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies. She founded and directs the STS Program at Harvard; previously, she was founding chair of the STS Department at Cornell. She has held distinguished visiting appointments at leading universities in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the US. Jasanoff served on the AAAS Board of Directors and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the University of Ghent Sarton Chair, an Ehrenkreuz from the Government of Austria, and membership in the Royal Danish Academy. She holds AB, JD, and PhD degrees from Harvard, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente.

Shunko Rojas

Former Undersecretary for International Trade of Argentina

Sundhya Pahuja

Sundhya Pahuja is the Director of Melbourne Law School’s Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH). Her research focuses on the history, theory and practice of international law in both its political and economic dimensions. She has a particular interest in international law and the relationship between North and South, and the practice, and praxis, of development and international law. Sundhya has been awarded the American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit (2012), the Woodward Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2014) and a Fulbright Senior Scholar award which she took up in 2016 at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. In 2017, Sundhya will hold a fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS) in South Africa. Sundhya has been invited to give the 2018 Lauterpacht Lectures at the University of Cambridge.

Tanwa Arpornthip


Vasuki Nesiah

Vasuki Nesiah is a legal scholar with a focus on public international law. Her main areas of research include the law and politics of international human rights and humanitarianism, with a particular focus on transitional justice. She has published widely on the history and politics of human rights, humanitarianism, international criminal law, international feminisms and colonial legal history. These continue to be areas of research and writing but the primary focus of her current research is reparations. A volume which she co-edited with Luis Eslava and Michael Fakhri, A Global History of Bandung and Critical Traditions in International Law will be published by Cambridge University Press later this year. This work reflects her continued interest in critical approaches to international law that find their intellectual and political home in the global south and in the grappling with decolonization. She is one of the founding members of the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and has continued as an active participant in this global network of scholars for over two decades. Nesiah teaches human rights, law and social theory, and the politics of war and memory at NYU. She also continues as core faculty in Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP); In this capacity she has taught for six years in the IGLP summer and winter workshops in Cambridge, Doha, Capetown, Madrid and Bangkok. Currently, she is also a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School where she taught a course on human rights, gender and development in a visiting capacity. Prior to joining Gallatin, Professor Nesiah taught in the International Relations and Gender Studies concentrations at Brown University where she also served as Director of International Affairs. Formerly, she taught at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She serves on the international editorial committees of the journals Feminist Legal Studies and the London Review of International Law and on the International Advisory Board of the Institute of International Law and the Humanities at the University of Melbourne; she is also an Associate Fellow with the Asia Society in New York. Before entering the academy full time, Professor Nesiah spent over seven years in practice at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), where she worked on law and policy issues in the field of post-conflict human rights for over seven years. Originally from Sri Lanka, she earned her BA in Philosophy and Government at Cornell University, was a visiting student in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at Oxford University, and earned her JD and SJD, an interdisciplinary doctorate in public international law, at Harvard Law School. She was awarded a fellowship for a post-doctoral program in human rights at Columbia Law School.

Yuri Zaitsev

United States
Stanford University