March 20 – 10th Annual IP/Gender: Gender and the Regulation of Traditional Knowledge


Co-sponsored by the Women and the Law Program

4:15pm | Room 602
American University Washington College of Law
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In many places, women are deemed to be the most important practitioners of certain old arts and the primary custodians of old ways of knowing, with many cultural “traditions” being passed primarily or exclusively from one generation of women to the next.   Therefore, the consequences of introducing IP regimes in this area may have special significance for women and their communities, or may reflect underlying assumptions about gender, women’s role in processes of decolonization and development, and the distributive consequences of IP regimes.  In coordination with the 2nd Annual Cherry Blossom Symposium: Federal Policy and Traditional Knowledge, this event will focus on the role of women and the effect of gender roles on national and international regulation in the area of traditional knowledge, as that term is broadly understood.

Margaret Chon -Seattle University School of Law
Danielle Conway
– University of Hawaii School of Law
Suzan Harjo –
 The Morning Star Institute

Moderated by Professor Peter Jaszi