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CIGI strives to be a leader on international law research, with recognized impact on significant global issues. Using an integrated multidisciplinary research approach, CIGI provides leading academics, government and private sector legal experts, as well as students from Canada and abroad with the opportunity to contribute to advancements in international law. The goal is to connect knowledge, policy and practice to build the international law framework — the globalized rule of law — to support international governance of the future.

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Sara Seck

CIGI Senior Fellow

Sara Seck has been a CIGI senior fellow since May 2015. She is researching the implementation of business responsibility for human rights with regard to climate change.

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Myra J. Tawfik

CIGI Senior Fellow

Myra J. Tawfik is a senior fellow at CIGI, where she leads a project that explores strategies for capacity building in IP literacy, IP strategy and cost-effective IP legal services for start-ups and entrepreneurs. This project also sets out models and best practices for comprehensive IP literacy within the public sector entrepreneurial support system. She is the co-creator (with Karima Bawa) of the CIGI Massive Open Online Course, “Foundations of IP Strategy.” A book on the subject of IP strategy for innovators, co-authored with Karima Bawa, will be published in summer 2019.

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Andrew Torrance

CIGI SENIOR FELLOW

Andrew Torrance is a CIGI senior fellow, effective July 2016. He is also the Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Hector Torres

Hector Torres

CIGI Senior Fellow

Hector Torres is a senior fellow at CIGI and is a former executive director at the International Monetary Fund. At the World Trade Organization (WTO), he served on the Task Force on Financial Crisis and was the coordinator of Technical Cooperation for Latin America and the Caribbean. At CIGI, Hector will conduct research on global governance reform, on the Group of Twenty and WTO ministerial, and on promoting legal coherence in global policy making.

Brigitte Vézina

Brigitte Vézina

CIGI Fellow

Brigitte Vézina is a fellow at CIGI and a law consultant at Brigitte Vézina – Law & Culture.

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Christopher S. Yoo

CIGI Senior Fellow

Christopher S. Yoo is a CIGI senior fellow and the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer Information Science and the founding director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously a professor of law at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and has held visiting academic appointments in Australia, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland. Before entering the academy, he clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Ton Zuijdwijk

CIGI Senior Fellow

Ton Zuijdwijk is a senior fellow at CIGI. The focus of his research is on international trade law, particularly as it relates to intellectual property. He also follows closely the repercussions of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, for Europe and for the Canada-UK relationship in the post-Brexit era.

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Nov 19

Innovation in Context

Conference
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 4:51 PM
407 rue Saint Pierre Espace A
Montreal