Third Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
The American Assembly is pleased to be an organizer of the 3rd Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, to be held in
Cape Town, South Africa, December 9-13, 2013.
The Global Congress provides a forum for discussing and advancing evidence-based, public-interest intellectual property policies that balance the needs of creators and the public.  The event brings together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for four days of discussion, sharing, and planning.
This year, the event will be hosted by the University of Capetown, and funded by IDRC, the Open Society Foundation, and contributions from partnering organizations.
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Colin Kahl
Colin Kahl is an associate professor in the Security Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and is an American Assembly Next Generation Project Fellow. From February 2009 to December 2011, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East in the Pentagon.  From 2000-2004 and 2006-2007, he was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Minnesota.