The purpose of this one-day consultation workshop is to discuss the topic of Emerging International Law Issues Related to Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge & Cultural Expression, to develop a more detailed research agenda and strategy in relation to this aspect of international intellectual property law, and to identify research partners who would be interested in collaborating with CIGI. The International Law Research Program (ILRP) is looking to build research partnerships with individuals and institutions with interest and expertise on this topic.
Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020. In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.
Bassem Awad is a senior fellow and was previously the deputy director of International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at CIGI.