[A2k] Ruth Okediji, 10/8 AUWCL

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Wed Oct 9 11:52:00 PDT 2019

Last chance to register is today!

Prof. Ruth Okediji will present at American University October 8, 6-8pm on the Unfinished Business of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions.

The lecture will be available live and on demand.

We would love to see you there or have you join us online.

8th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property
OCTOBER 10, 2019 | 6:00 PM | ROOM C116
(Weinstein Court Room)

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.

Professor Okediji was a member of the United States National Academies' Board on Science, Technology and Policy Committee on the Impact of Copyright Policy on Innovation in the Digital Era. She served as the Chief Technical Expert and Lead Negotiator for the Delegation of Nigeria to the 2013 WIPO Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities (Marrakesh VIP Treaty). Okediji was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the 2015 – 2016 High Level Panel on Access to Medicines.

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