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[Reminder]:Online lecture: Graham Dutfield, 'The Beyond Intellectual Property Moment in Historical Context', 7 June 2023

Upcoming People, Plants and the Law lecture

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Graham Dutfield

Graham Dutfield (University of Leeds) The Beyond Intellectual Property Moment in Historical Context**

In 1996, a book called “Beyond Intellectual Property” was published by International Development Research Centre. Intellectually, legally, and politically shifts were taking place and interacting with each other in some quite remarkable ways. Certain individuals played a big part in this, and nobody did more than the book’s main author Darrell Posey. For Darrell, the book was a logical and hugely compelling extension both of his scientific work on the ethno-ecological practices of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon, and of his environmental activism. Date:Wednesday 7 June 2023 Time: 4pm-5pm AEST Venue: Zoom

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Graham Dutfield is Professor of International Governance at the University of Leeds. As such he has a keen interest, going back several decades, in governance of technology, knowledge and property in the context of such major global challenges as public health, food security, biodiversity conservation, ecosystems management, and climate change.

His research on intellectual property crosses several disciplines, including law, history, politics, economics and anthropology. More general scholarly interests include the law, science and business of creativity and technical innovation from the enlightenment to the present, especially in the life sciences.

Among his most recent publications are a second edition of Dutfield and Suthersanen on Global Intellectual Property Law, and a history of the pharmaceutical industry called That High Design of Purest Gold: A Critical History of the Pharmaceutical Industry, 1880-2020.

About the People, Plants and the Law Online Lecture Series

The People, Plants, and the Law online lecture series explores the legal and lively entanglements of human and botanical worlds.

Today people engage with and relate to plants in diverse and sometimes divergent ways. Seeds—and the plants that they produce—may be receptacles of memory, sacred forms of sustenance, or sites of resistance in struggles over food sovereignty. Simultaneously, they may be repositories of gene sequences, Indigenous knowledge, bulk commodities, or key components of economic development projects and food security programs.

This lecture series explores the special role of the law in shaping these different engagements, whether in farmers’ fields, scientific laboratories, international markets, or elsewhere.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Berris Charnley .

This lecture series is a partnership between The University of Queensland, The ARC Laureate Project Harnessing Intellectual Property to Build Food Security, The ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature & Agriculture, and The ARC Uniquely Australian Foods Training Centre.




The organisers of the People Plants and the Law lecture series acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past, present and emerging.

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