The University of Minnesota Law School in cooperation with The Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the The Centre for International Governance Innovation are pleased to present The Global Debate on Intellectual Property, Trade and Development: Past, Present and Future - A Conference in Honour of Pedro Roffe

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.

Jerome H. Reichman

Jerome H. Reichman

CIGI Senior Fellow

Jerome H. Reichman is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program and a member of the traditional knowledge expert working group. At CIGI, he is researching the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact on science and industry in Canada and the United States. Jerome is the Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law at Duke Law School, where he writes and lectures on diverse aspects of intellectual property law, including comparative and international intellectual property law.

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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director of the International Law Research Program

As director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.