Michael Geist (1996-1997, Dalhousie University to Columbia University) is our ‘Fulbrighter of the Month’ for October. Dr. Geist was recently named one of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He was also awarded an IP3 Award by Public Knowledge, a Washington-based public interest group that defends the rights of citizens in the emerging digital culture.
“Both awards came as a surprise,” Geist said in an interview with Fulbright Canada. “For a Canadian to be recognized with the IP3 Award is an exciting thing. It highlights the fact that many of the policy issues that we face in Canada are similar to those in the United States. I think that there is a real opportunity for people who are active on social policy issues on both sides of the border to collaborate with one another.”
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