Free Trade, Federalism & Technology Policy: A Public Lecture

This public lecture and accompanying presentation, explained how free trade, federalism, and technology policy are integrally linked. Among the core challenges is implementing the intellectual property provisions of international trade agreements, such as the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in federal systems, a topic I’ve researched and written about...

Implementing the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Development Agenda

Implementing the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Development Agenda brings together a series of incisive essays written by leading thinkers from around the world to develop concrete strategies for implementing a potentially transformative series of recommendations for reforming global intellectual property law. This book should be read by all those interested in...

The Future of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Development Agenda

Will WIPO’s “Development Agenda” be a game-changer for the global knowledge economy, or will it fail to bring about fundamental reforms? That’s the question that I¬†convened a group of academics, diplomats, activists, and industry experts to answer¬†at a retreat outside of Geneva in 2010. The Development Agenda for the...

Implementing WIPO’s Development Agenda in North Africa and the Middle East

Mosques, Tunis, 1932, by Smithsonian American Art Museum, on Flickr. The World Intellectual Property Organization invited me to speak about my trade and development research, specifically my book Implementing the WIPO’s Development Agenda, during an outreach and capacity-building seminar in Tunis, Tunisia. It was surprising (though in hindsight, it shouldn’t...