Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

The Visiting Scholar Lecture Series is one of several initiatives that intend to inspire and cultivate a keen research culture within JSW Law. This series invites visiting scholars and experts to engage with the JSW Law community through presentations on personal research endeavors.

Recent lectures and other events hosted by the Research Centre and JSW Law include:


Crime and Punishment in Pre-Buddhist Tibet

Professor Michaela Windischgraetz, University of Vienna, Austria

February 27, 2019

Revitalizing Macaulay’s Indian Penal Code

Professor Stanley Yeo, National University of Singapore

May 13, 2019                             

The Paris Climate Agreement and Bederman’s Six Myths about International Law and Practice

Dr. Markus Puder, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, USA

May 30, 2019

What is Involved in an International Law Practice? & How to Put Together an International Deal?

Paul Deemer, Vinson & Elkins International Law Firm (Retired Partner in Residence)

August 27 & 28, 2019


Doing Research: Understanding Oral Histories in Bhutan

Professor Michaela Windischgraetz, University of Vienna, Austria

February 20, 2018

The Chinese Belt-and-Road Initiative and its Influence on Neighboring Countries: The Case of Thailand

Professor Wolfram Schaffar, University of Vienna, Austria

March 7, 2018

The Criminal Tribes of India: Lessons for Lawyers in the Global South

Professor Mark Brown, The University of Sheffield School of Law, UK

March 27, 2018

Liberty Versus Security? A Human Rights Perspective in Times of Terror

Professor Christina Binder, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

March 29, 2018

Reconciliation, Cultural Competence, and the Ethical Lawyer

Dr. Pooja Parmar, University of Victoria, Canada

August 28, 2018

Monastic Education in Bhutan: Tradition and Transformations in the 21st Century

Professor Dorji Gyeltshen, JSW School of Law, Bhutan

October 12, 2018

Plurality Decisions and Precedent: Comparative American/Bhutanese Questions on Supreme Court Split Decisions

Professor Jesse Weins, Arizona State University, USA

October 23, 2018