Protecting Intellectual Property: The Missing Link in International Development

  • Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
  • Opening Remarks:
    Richard Rossow
    Senior Fellow and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS 

    Panel Discussion:

    Rod Hunter
    Senior Vice President, International Advocacy, PhRMA 

    Robert Shapiro

    Former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs 
    Co-founder and Chairman, Sonecon LLC 

    Scott Miller 

    Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

    Dr. Robert Bertram

    Director for the Office of Agriculture, Research and Policy, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development

    Moderated by:
    Daniel F. Runde

    Director, Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

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    Intellectual property (IP) is a widely accepted engine for prosperity in middle-income and developing countries. However, IP enforcement is lax or nonexistent in many middle-income countries, hampering incentives for innovation and broad based economic growth. An improved IP regime is not only good for the United States and its allies, but also for economic development more broadly. Join us for a discussion with a panel of experts on the critical role of IP as a missing link in the development conversation, and  how the United States should combine its development, diplomacy, and trade policies to promote positive changes in the IP regimes of middle income and developing countries.

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