Kittipong Kittayarak is the Executive Director of the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ), the host of the TIJ Workshop for Emerging Leaders on the Rule of Law and Policy. He is also a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University. Prior to that, he has held several key public of ces including the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice where he helped engineer key reform initiatives including the restructuring of the Ministry of Justice, police reform, and mainstreaming restorative justice in Thailand. He was actively involved in the international campaign that results in the development and adoption of the new set of the United Nations standards and norms on women offenders. He also serves as an expert and panelist at key international fora including the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Dr. Kittayarak earned his LL.B. from Chulalongkorn University, LL.M. from Cornell Law School and Harvard Law School, and J.S.D. from Stanford Law School. He is also a lecturer at a number of academic institutes in Thailand, including the Bar Association of Thailand.
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 since 1981. He 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. As a practicing lawyer and consultant, Professor Kennedy has worked on numerous international projects, both commercial and public, including work with various international organizations. 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.
Matti Joutsen holds a doctorate in criminal law and is Director of the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI). He has long represented Finland at meetings of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union. He was the chief negotiator for Finland on the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, the UN Convention against Corruption, and the mechanism for the review of implementation of the Corruption Convention. Dr. Joutsen has written some 200 articles, studies, and papers on crime prevention, criminal justice, comparative criminal law, and international cooperation.