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News Posted on April 28, 2017

Associate Dean Sunder, Professor Ikemoto Present at Boston College 'Race and Intellectual Property' Conference

Senior Associate Dean Madhavi Sunder spoke on the opening plenary panel for a large interdisciplinary conference on “Race and Intellectual Property” held April 20-22 at Boston College. The conference brought together dozens of scholars from law, media studies, and communications, with King Hall faculty and students playing an important role.

Dean Sunder presented a new paper, co-authored with Professor Anupam Chander, about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (“RCEP”), a trade agreement being negotiated by 16 countries that make up the bulk of Asia, including China, India, Japan, and South Korea, to Australia and New Zealand.

King Hall was well represented at the conference. Professor Lisa Ikemoto spoke on the plenary panel on “Decentering Piracies,” giving a presentation on “Discovery + Race: From ‘Savages’ to HeLa.” Also speaking at the conference were King Hall Students Benjamin Chen ’18 and Jasjot Maan ’18, who were selected through a competitive process to present original research. Chen presented “Is China’s Brand Industry Stifled by Its Counterfeit Culture?” and Maan presented “Race, National Identity, and Intellectual Property.”