Spring 2021

The IP Waiver at the WTO: A Discussion of the Implications for IP, Innovation, and Public Health

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

1:00 – 2:30 pm ET via Zoom

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The United States has announced that it supports a petition from India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization seeking a waiver of all intellectual property rights under international treaties on drugs, vaccines, or other responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IP waiver petition has provoked an intense policy debate over the role of intellectual property in healthcare innovation, drug development, and patient access.  The WTO members have now begun the process of negotiating the precise language of the IP waiver. While the scope of the IP waiver, its implementation by each country, and its ultimate practical impact are currently unknown, this is an unprecedented development in IP and healthcare policy.  This academic panel hosted by the Technology, Innovation, and Intellectual Property program of the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law will discuss these and other policy issues in the IP waiver.

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Cancelled: The Scope and Limits of Executive Power

With Bob Bauer

Tuesday, March 9, 3:00 – 4:15 pm ET, via Zoom

This event will be rescheduled for a later date.

NYU Law Professors Richard Epstein and Bob Bauer will discuss the scope and limits of executive power. The transition between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is a convenient occasion to reflect on the scope of presidential authority. Key to this issue are unilateral actions, including the use of Executive Orders to introduce changes in domestic law on the environment and civil rights, or to adopt substitutes for foreign treaties; the use of the presidential pardon power, presidential control of the use of military force. Are these issues on which it is possible to obtain some kind of bipartisan consensus, and if so, what reforms are both desirable and constitutional?   

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Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom

With Ilya Somin

Tuesday, February 23rd, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET, via Zoom

NYU Law Professors Richard Epstein and Roderick Hills join Ilya Somin to discuss his book Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom.  

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NYU Journal of Law & Liberty Symposium

Saturday, February 6th, 9:00 am – 3:15 pm, via Zoom

NYU Journal of Law and Liberty in conjunction with the Classical Liberal Institute present:

Coping with the Unexpected: National Security, the Law, and Responses to 21st Century Threats 

Panel 1. All Politics is Not Local:  Elections as Objects of Foreign Policy.

Panel 2. Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering Laws, and Export Controls as National Security Tools.

Panel 3. American Nuclear Strategy and the Breakdown of Treaties. 

Please RSVP to jmd963@nyu.edu