2019 IP/Tech Lecture Series: This is What Democracy Looks Like

What is the relationship between rapid technological innovation and our democratic values?

Now that issues concerning access to justice have entered the arena of digital surveillance and big data, what role does the law play in shaping the civil rights and civil liberties landscape of the future?

How does intellectual property shape our understanding of citizenship and rights?

More importantly, what does all of this mean for those working at the intersection of social justice, technology and innovation?

The Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) invites you to join us for “This is what democracy looks like!” — a yearlong program featuring guest speakers, workshops and tech-focused events exploring what citizenship, community and belonging mean in the digital age. 

2019 IP/Tech Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
NOTE: This event has been postponed. Please check back soon for rescheduling info. 
Technology, the First Amendment and Resisting Government Regulation
Alan Z. Rozenshtein, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Professor Alan Rozenshtein joined University of Minnesota Law School in 2017 as a visiting professor and in summer 2019 continued as an Associate Professor of Law. He is a member of the Scholars Strategy Network and from 2018-2019 was an affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. From October 2014 to April 2017, he served as an attorney advisor in the Office of Law and Policy in the National Security Division of the US Department of Justice, where his work focused on operational, legal and policy issues relating to cybersecurity and foreign intelligence. From October 2016 to April 2017, he served as a special assistant United States attorney for the District of Maryland. During this time he taught cybersecurity at Georgetown Law.

Location: 120 Knowles Conference Room
Time: 12 noon – 1:30pm
Light refreshments will be served

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Race and Intellectual Property
Anjali VatsAssistant Professor in Communication and African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College

Professor Anjiali Vats will discuss her new bookThe Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Properties, Racial Scripts, and the Making of Americans (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2020), which investigates the historical relationships between copyright, trademark and patent law and the articulation of (white) citizenship.

Professor Vats teaches courses in the areas of race, rhetoric, law and media studies at Boston College. Her research is focused on rhetorics of race in law and popular culture. She has published articles in the Quarterly Journal of Speech and Communication, Culture & Critique. Professor Vats holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Washington, a JD from Emory University School of Law and an LLM in Intellectual Property Law and Policy from the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to becoming a professor, she clerked for the Honorable A. William Maupin of the Supreme Court of Nevada.

Location: 240 Dockser Hall
Time: 12 noon – 1:30pm
Light refreshments will be served

Wednesday October 23, 2019
Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property
Jane Anderson, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies, New York University 
Co-sponsored by Northeastern Law's Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration

Location: 240 Dockser
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM 
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Tuesday, December 2, 2019
Patents, Global Healthcare and Access to Medicines
Film screening of Dylan Mohan Gray’s documentary, “Fire in the Blood,” in honor of World AIDS Day
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM 
Co-sponsored by Northeastern Law's 
Center for Health Policy and Law
Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration
Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy

Presented by
Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)