Innovation and Technology for Justice11 January 2019 ARNOMA GRAND HOTEL BANGKOK
Director of RoLD Program
and Special Advisor to Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ)
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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.
Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Institute for Global Law and Policy Harvard Law School
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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.
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Chief Justice Jullamon was born on February 16, 1954. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree (second class honours) from Ramkhamhaeng University. He also earned Master of Public
Administration from Chulalongkorn University and Honorary Doctor of Laws from Ramkhamhaeng University. Chief Justice Jullamon commenced his judiciary career as a judge-trainee in 1980. He then served as a judge
of Thung Song Provincial Court and a presiding judge of the Civil Court. During his distinguished career, he held various executive positions including Chief Judge of
Chiang Mai provincial court, Chief Judge of the Criminal Court, President of the Court of Appeal Regions I and III and the Vice–President of the Supreme Court.
Presently, Chief Justice Jullamon also serves as President of Supreme Court of Thailand and Chairman of National Committee of ASEAN Law Association of Thailand,
Chairman of the Judicial Commission, Chairman of the Judicial Administration Commission and President of the Thai Bar Association.
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Matti Joutsen holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Law and is currently a special advisor to Thailand Institute of Justice. He is a former 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. Joutsen has written some 200 articles, studies, and papers on crime prevention, criminal justice, comparative criminal law, and international cooperation
Prof. Sheila Jansanoff
Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School
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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.
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With over 17 years of experience in the finance, technology, media and telecom industries, and extensive international experience, he is an expert of new business development, product innovation, marketing and partnerships.
Prior to joining True Money, Punnamas was the Director of Mobile Financial Services of SingTel Group in Singapore. He started a new retail bank, targeting digital consumers with innovative customer-centric propositions whilst integrating personal financial services and embarking in M-commerce. Punnamas is extremely passionate about start-ups and building new businesses with a proven record of success. He is an entrepreneurial and result-driven individual who enjoys problem-solving and people and team development. He received his Executive MBA from the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University, and his BSEE Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.
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An avid advocate for women’s rights and gender justice, Dr. Sita Sumrit has worked on women empowerment for more than ten years with international organisations, NGOs and academic institutions. Her areas of work include women’s access to justice, gender and sustainable development, women political leadership and elimination of violence against women and girls. She used to work at The Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) as a Chief of Women and Children Empowerment before moving to her current post. Prior to TIJ, she was a regional research advisor for Oxfam Asia Regional Office, a gender officer, supporting Gender Equality Law, at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN FAO) in Vietnam and consultant to various development projects in Asia. She represented Thailand at the US-ASEAN Women Leadership Forum in 2016 and was awarded the Human Development Academic Fellowship for Asia and the Pacific on Women Empowerment from UNDP in 2008. Sita received her PhD and Mphil from University of Cambridge and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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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.
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Lucie White is the Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Executive Committee member of the Harvard Center for African Studies. After working for two decades on critical lawyering and client voice in the context of US poverty, she turned to the issue of extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, for a decade she has worked with Ghanaian partners on an interdisciplinary Right to Health project that challenges the ways that Ghana’s health finance system contributes to economic and social inequality. She has been a Fulbright Senior Africa Scholar, a Carnegie Scholar on Teaching and Learning, a scholar in residence at the Harvard Divinity School, and a Bunting Scholar at Radcliffe College. In 2006, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, she initiated “Stones of Hope,” a collaboration among African human rights activists and distinguished human rights scholars to examine African innovations in Economic and Social Rights advocacy. This project culminated in a recent book, L. White and J. Perelman eds., Stones of Hope: African Lawyers Use Human Rights to Challenge Global Poverty (Stanford University Press, 2010).
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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.
Professor at the Faculty of Law and the Women’s and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto
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Kerry Rittich 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.
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Panachit is presently CEO of AccRevo, an accounting service startup in Bangkok. Academically, he serves as a Director of Institute for Developing Entrepreneurship and Future Workforces at Dhurakij Pundit University. Formerly, Panachit was the Director of Innovation Department, an electronic Government agency (EGA) responsible for driving digital innovation for the Thai government. His role at EGA was to draft a roadmap, drive policies and implement platforms for innovative government services such as the Open data API, Big data Services, Digital Service Standard and future planning. He has vast experience in developing digital platform strategies for business, strategy implementation, and product & services innovation and commercialization using creative marketing and partnership strategy for B2B, B2C and B2B2C. Other current positions include appointments as the Advisor for the Sub-committee on Industry, the National Legislative Assembly, the Deputy Chair of the National Working Committee on Startup Infrastructure Development, and a lecturer on Managing Information System for the MBA program at Bangkok University. He holds a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, from Chulalongkorn University, a M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, majoring in Digital Signal Processing, from Chulalongkorn University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Vision, from the University of Manchester.
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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.
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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.
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Benjamin Hurlbut is trained in the history of modern biomedical and life sciences. His research lies at the intersection of science and technology studies, bioethics and political theory. He studies the changing relationships between science, politics and law in the governance of biomedical research and innovation in the 20th and 21st centuries. Focusing on controversy around morally and technically complex problems in areas such as human embryonic stem cell research and genomics, Hurlbut examines the interplay of science and technology with shifting notions of democracy, of religious and moral pluralism, and of public reason. He is author of Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics (Columbia University Press, 2017). He holds an A.B. from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in the History of Science from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at Harvard Kennedy School.
Andrea Leiter Bockley
Visiting Researcher, the Institute of Global Law and Policy Harvard Law School
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Andrea is a PhD candidate working on the history of international investment law in a jointly-awarded degree program between the Melbourne University and the Vienna University. Since January 2016 she is a recipient of a doc-fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences awarded on a competitive basis enabling outstanding dissertation proposals. Andrea also researches and consults in the area of law and blockchain technology, with a focus on dispute resolution and the automation of decision making. Andrea will be a visiting researcher at the Institute of Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School for the academic year 2018-2019.