Media @ McGill

James Love: NGO efforts to reform the World Intellectual Property Organization


NB: This session was audio-recorded and is now available for download in MP3 format. Right-click and choose 'Save Link As...' The file is ~125 MB.

James Love, Director of Knowledge Ecology International, will speak at a Media@McGill event co-sponsored with the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, and the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy.

Tuesday 7 April, 5:30 pm in Arts W215 (map)

Topic: "NGO efforts to reform the World Intellectual Property Organization"

James Love is the Director of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI). Mr. Love is also the U.S. co-chair of the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Working Group on Intellectual Property, chair of Essential Inventions, an advisor to the X-Prize Foundation on a prize for TB diagnostics, and a member of the UNITAID Expert Group on Patent Pools, the MSF Working Group on Intellectual Property, the Stop-TB Partnership working group on new drug development and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards. He advises a number of UN agencies, national governments, international and regional intergovernmental organizations and public health NGOs, and is the author of a number of articles and monographs on innovation and intellectual property rights. In 2006, Knowledge Ecology International received a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

Mr. Love was previously Senior Economist for the Frank Russell Company, a lecturer at Rutgers University, and a researcher on international finance at Princeton University. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.