Building upon the successful 2012 global thematic IASC conference on knowledge commons, this 2nd conference aims to take stock of the latest developments in the interdisciplinary study of knowledge commons. The conference will seek to better understand how knowledge commons work, where they come from, what contributes to their durability and effectiveness, and what undermines them. This year’s program will highlight knowledge commons in the fields of medicine and the environment by devoting special paper tracks and policy sessions to those topics.
Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School
T. Wilson (1953) Professor in Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Professor, Department of Political Science, Senior Research Fellow, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington
The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) is a nonprofit Association devoted to understanding and improving institutions for the management of resources that are (or could be) held or used collectively by communities in developing or developed countries. IASC's goals are to encourage exchange of knowledge among diverse disciplines, areas, and resource types; to foster mutual exchange of scholarship and practical experience; and to promote appropriate institutional design. LEARN MORE
The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law sponsors interdisciplinary work in the area of innovation law and policy. It draws together legal scholars and practitioners, economists, historians, culturalists, social scientists, and representatives of the innovation industries to examine questions on allocating global resources to creative activities; to study the legal regimes and cultural forces that influence innovation; to explore methods for optimizing the exploitation of intellectual products; and to search for new ways to facilitate the transfer of technology from creator to end-user, across fields, and among nations. LEARN MORE