Challenges of Innovation: Technology Development and Intellectual Property Rights in Latin America.

Germán Alejandro Linzer, the first 2013-2014 President Néstor Kirchner Fellow, arrived at The New School in New York earlier this week. In preparation for his public lecture. “Challenges of Innovation: Technological Development and Intellectual Property Rights in Latin America” next Wednesday, Germán met with experts from the New School, NYU, Columbia University and Doctors Without Borders.

“Being here, I am able to appreciate the importance of the OLA at The New School. It’s an excellent initiative to give us, Latin Americans, the possibility of sharing our experiences with other audiences here in New York, without mediation, and in the context of a university that has a very open minded culture,” says German. “I've had a very interesting work agenda. I've met with professors that I had read and even quoted when I was working on my essay, like Richard Nelson, intellectual property specialist, and economist Anwar Shaikh, among others. I was able to have one on one conversations with them, and we compared different points. They all had a very open attitude to debate, and I’m sure that these exchanges will improve my work.”

Germán will continue working on his essay before the public lecture next week, “a big challenge” he is looking forward to.

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