CIGI's international law experts will participate at the American Society of International Law's (ASIL) 109th Annual Conference. CIGI's International Law Research Program will also be sponsoring ASIL's Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) Luncheon.

CIGI Research Fellow Bassem Awad will participate on the ASIL conference panel, "Intellectual Property rights, climate change technology and sustainable development: Regimes in coherence, conflict or cooperation?" This session will discuss the potential role of intellectual property (IP) rights in addressing the global challenge of climate change and sustainable development.

Event Speakers

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Bassem Awad

Deputy Director, International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation

Bassem Awad is deputy director of international intellectual property law and innovation, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, he provides strategic guidance of the thematic area. A specialist in intellectual property law, he has served as a judge at the Appeal Court in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates and as adjunct professor at Western University.