Susan K. Sell, professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, will visit campus to discuss intellectual property Monday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center’s Senior Classroom.
Her lecture is titled “The Revenge of the Nerds, and Other Dispatches from the Intellectual Property Wars.”
Sell will discuss how the United States made intellectual property rights a guiding principle of its foreign policy in the 1980s to protect new innovations that could be copied easily.
Today, the nearly 30-year war about intellectual property involves the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Sell will talk about can be learned from the past and what could happen next.