3rd IASC Conference on Knowledge Commons - Paris
oct 2016


Track 1

Commons policies in international law


Commons as a new concept in intellectual property

Track 3

Indigenous and local communities’ knowledge and social practices

Track 4

Commons in knowledge production and dissemination

Track 5

Scientific research as a commons

Track 6

Knowledge commons and the city

About the conference

20-21-22 OCTOBER 2016
When Commons meet Law and
Public Policy

Co-organized by the INCLUSIVE team at Sciences Po Paris and the International Association for the Study of the Commons.

The Conference will take place at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Ecole de droit, 13 rue de l'Université

Building upon the successful 2012 and 2014 thematic IASC conferences on knowledge commons, this third conference aims to look at the normative effects and institutionalization of the many initiatives based on knowledge commons and how commons provide new legal tools, public policy choices, and forms of social, economic and governance innovations. To this purpose the conference aims to take stock of the latest developments in public policies and legal initiatives around knowledge commons, as well as how the attempts to give a proper legal definition of commons in different countries bring changes in law and property regimes.

Keynote Speakers

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Julie E. Cohen

Georgetown University Law Center
Julie E. Cohen is the Mark Claster Mamolen Professor of Law and Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center (United States)
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Jeremy de Beer

University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society
Jeremy de Beer is professor of Law at the University of Ottawa (Canada). He is also a co-founder and director of the Open African Innovation Research network (Open AIR).
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Serge Gutwirth

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Serge Gutwirth is a professor of human rights, legal theory, comparative law and legal research at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
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Michael J. Madison

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Michael J. Madison is professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a Faculty Director of the Innovation Practice Institute of the University of Pittsburgh (United States).
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Maria Rosaria Marella

Università degli studi di Perugia
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Judith Rochfeld

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Judith Rochfeld is professor of Private Law at Université de Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne
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Isabelle Stengers

Université Libre de Bruxelles
Isabelle Stengers is professor of Philosophy at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium)
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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Geertrui Van Overwalle is professor of IP Law at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), and a visiting professor at the University of Tilburg (the Netherlands).

Practical Info

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Early bird registration fee (until 20 September 2016) :
150€ for IASC members   /  210€ for non-members