Visiting Professors

January

 

Geoffrey A. Manne is an expert in the economic analysis of law, focusing particularly on antitrust and the regulation of technology more broadly. After teaching law & economics (and other courses) at Lewis & Clark Law School for several years, he decamped to work in Microsoft’s legal & corporate affairs department. In 2009 he founded the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern Law School’s Searle Center on Law, Regulation, & Economic Growth and a member of the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location

 

 

24th January 2019

 

DZ 2 Tilburg University

Drinks in Grand Café Esplanade

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

February

 

Dr Maria Helen Murphy joined the faculty at Maynooth University in 2014. Dr Murphy researches in the areas of privacy law, surveillance, information technology law, and human rights. Dr Murphy has published in a variety of national and international journals and co-authored the book, Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland in 2017. Dr Murphy lectures Information Privacy Law, and Information Technology Law at the postgraduate level, and lectures Media Law and Civil Liberties at the undergraduate level. You can find the abstract here.

Date & Location

 

 

12th February 2019

 

Aula Tilburg University

Drinks in the foyer

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

March

 

Dr. Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She is the author or co-author of several books, including Canadian Trademark Law (2d edition, LexisNexis 2015), and Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, (CCH Canadian Ltd. 2012) (winner of the 2013 Walter Owen Book Prize). You can find the abstract here.

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

April

 

Professor Kur is a senior member of research staff and Head of Unit at the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law. She is Associate Professor at the University of Stockholm and Honorary Professor at the University of Munich (LMU). She teaches also at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), and is a member of foreign faculty, Santa Clara University (CA). In fall 2006 and spring 2009, she was a Visiting Professor (Hauser Global Law School Program) at NYU, New York. She has served as adviser in the American Law Institute’s project “Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes. She was President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) for the term 2007-2009. Professor Kur is the author of books and numerous articles in the field of national, European and international trademark, unfair competition and industrial design law as well as international jurisdiction and choice of law. You can find the abstract here.

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

May

 

William G. Staples is Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Department of Sociology, and Founding Director of the Surveillance Studies Research Center at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA. Staples is well-known internationally for his work in the areas of social control and surveillance. He is the author of five books and dozens of articles and chapters. His most recent work is the second edition of Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life, considered a foundational work in the interdisciplinary field of Surveillance Studies. Staples is past Co-Editor of Sociological Inquiry, The Sociological Quarterly, and is currently Associate Editor of Surveillance & Society, the international journal of the Surveillance Studies Network. You can find the abstract here.

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

June

 

Frank Pasquale is an expert on the law of artificial intelligence, algorithms, and machine learning. He has been recognized as one of the ten most cited scholars in health law in the United States. Pasquale frequently presents on the ethical, legal, and social implications of information technology for attorneys, physicians, and government officials. His book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015), develops a social theory of reputation, search, and finance, and offers pragmatic reforms to improve the information economy. You can find the abstract here.

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

July


No Program

August


No program

September


The first part of September, Joanna Bryson will be our visiting professor, she will give the Keynote on the 10th of September

 

Joanna J. Bryson is a transdisciplinary researcher on the structure and dynamics of human- and animal-like intelligence. Her research covering  topics from artificial intelligence, through autonomy and robot ethics, and on to human cooperation has appeared in venues ranging from a reddit to Science.  She holds degrees in Psychology from Chicago and Edinburgh, and Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh and MIT. She has additional professional research experience from Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, and LEGO, and technical experience in Chicago's financial industry, and international management consultancy. Bryson is presently a Reader (associate professor) at the University of Bath. You can find the abstract here.

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

For the second part of September, John Danaher will be our visiting professor. John Danaher is a lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research deals with the legal, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies, with a particular focus on robotics and artificial intelligence. He has published many articles on human enhancement, brain-based lie detection, the philosophy of punishment, technological unemployment, artificial intelligence and social robots. He is the co-editor (with Neil McArthur) of Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press, 2017), and the author of Automation and Utopia (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2019)..

 

He will give the Public Lecture on the 24th of September.

October


The visiting professor of October will be Francesco Sindico. He will give the Public Lecture on the 22nd of October. More information about the Public Lecture can be found here

The keynote of October will be given by prof. Jonathan Verschuuren. Verschuuren's research mainly focuses on the role of international and EU environmental law in legal practice. Current research focuses on climate change, particularly adaptation. As of 2015, Verschuuren primarily researches the impact of climate change on agriculture and vice versa, particularly with a view to developing a regulatory framework for climate smart agriculture. In 2015, he was awarded a two year Marie Sklodowska Curie Global Fellowship on this topic.

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

November

 

Professor Hartzog is a Professor of Law and Computer Science at Northeastern University, where he teaches privacy and data protection law, policy, and ethics. He holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and the College of Computer and Information Science. His recent work focuses on the complex problems that arise when personal information is collected by powerful new technologies, stored, and disclosed online. You can find the abstract here.

Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks

December

 

Professor Svantesson is a Co-Director of the Centre for Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law and a Researcher at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University. He specialises in international aspects of the IT society, a field within which he has published a range of books and articles, and given presentations in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe. You can find the abstract here.

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Program


15.45-16.00 - Coffee/tea

16.00-16.05 - Opening/Introduction

16.05-17.00 - Keynote

17.00-17.30 - Q&A

17.30-18.30 - Drinks