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5/5/2014

Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series - IP and Human Rights

William H. Gates Hall

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

"IP and Human Rights"
Dr. Christophe Geiger, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg (France)

Hosted by CASRIP and the Law, Technology & Arts Group

Christophe Geiger is Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg (France), where he teaches intellectual property and competition law. During his tenure at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Muenchen (Germany), he was in charge of the Department "France and French-Speaking African countries." He has also taught at the University of Cambridge, Montpellier, Versailles St-Quentin, Copenhagen, Ludwig-Maximilian of Munich, Toledo (US), Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Skopje (Macedonia), Alicante, Belgrade, Nottingham and in the IP summer program of the Santa Clara University School of Law (US). He specializes in national, European, international and comparative copyright and intellectual property law.

Professor Thomas Buergenthal: "Becoming an International Judge Via the Holocaust"

William H. Gates Hall

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Thomas Buergenthal is the Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at George Washington University. He came to the United States at the age of 17. He spent the first 11 years of his life in various German camps and is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. Considered one of the world's leading international rights experts, Professor Buergenthal was a Judge and President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as well as President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee and UN Truth Commission for El Salvador. He is a member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee and the honorary president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Reception to follow at Burke Museum in the Burke room and lobby. Sponsored by the Gates Public Service Law Program and the UW Center for Human Rights.

Co-Sponsors: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the UW Center for Human Rights, Hillel and the Jewish Studies program are our partners in this event.