Dr R Girish Kumar is the guest speaker at the second seminar in the Wales Regional Network series on ‘Commemorating the Modern Commonwealth through Research and Cultural Exchange’.

Dr Kumar will speak on ‘Contesting WTO’s Global Intellectual Property Governance: The Indian Experience’. The hierarchical North/South dichotomy is being rapidly replaced by a ‘flat’ global entrepreneurial order structured by a level playing field and new global rules of the game in international trade by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The seminar will address:

  • The transposition of the IPR law of developed nations into the municipal laws of developing nations through the TRIPS regime
  • The subsequent collision of the global IPR regime and international legal norms like jus cogens
  • The collision with national law and national institutions, taking India as a case study

Dr Kumar is a former New Delhi and Fulbright Fellow, and is currently Associate Professor and Head of Department, International Relations at the Central University of Kerala, India.

The seminar will be held on Friday 14 June 2013  from 11.00 am-3.00 pm in the Castle Room at Swansea University.

Please contact Dacia Leslie for further details or to reserve a place at this seminar – places are limited.