Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Flavelle House, 78 Queens Park, Room FL219

Legal Theory Workshop 


Ruth L. Okediji
Harvard Law School

Traditional Knowledge in the Image of Private Law

Friday October 11, 2019
12:30pm - 2pm
Flavelle House, 78 Queens Park
Room: FL219, John Willis Classroom


Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. A renowned scholar in international intellectual property (IP) law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development, Professor Okediji has advised inter-governmental organizations, regional economic communities, and national governments on a range of matters related to technology, innovation policy, and development. Her widely cited scholarship on IP and development has influenced government policies in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and South America. Her ideas have helped shape national strategies for the implementation of the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). She works closely with several United Nations agencies, research centers, and international organizations on the human development effects of international IP policy, including access to knowledge, access to essential medicines and issues related to indigenous innovation systems.

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