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Jeremy de Beer

Jeremy de Beer is a law professor at the University of Ottawa, specializing in technology and intellectual property law. Educated at the Universities of Oxford and Saskatchewan, he practiced law with the Department of Justice, as counsel to the Copyright Board, after clerking at the Federal Court of Appeal and wo rking at the law firm of Macleod Dixon LLP. Professor de Beer teaches, among other things, seminars on Global Intellectual Property Policy and Interdisciplinary Studies of Digital Music. His research impacts policy debates and practical behaviour around intellectual property in high technology sectors from internet communications to life sciences. He is an active consultant for law firms, creator groups, technology firms, government departments, think tanks and international organizations.


Debra P. Steger

Debra Steger is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where she teaches in the fields of international trade, investment, public international law and international dispute settlement.  She is the founder of the Emerging Dynamic Global Economies (EDGE) Network projects on global economic governance and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). She was the first Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization in Geneva. During the Uruguay Round, she was the Senior Negotiator for Canada on Dispute Settlement and the Establishment of the World Trade Organization as well as the Principal Counsel to the Government of Canada for all of the WTO agreements. From 1991-1995, she was General Counsel of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.  She has chaired a WTO dispute settlement panel, has acted as counsel to governments in several WTO disputes and has practiced in trade, competition and public regulatory law with major Canadian law firms. She serves on the executive of several international law organizations, as a frequent external reviewer for academic journals and research funding agencies, and as a member of the editorial boards of international economic law journals.


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