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Professor Jessica Silbey Delivers 56th Annual Robert D. Klein Lecture

10/14/20 - BOSTON, MA: Dr. Jessica Silbey, professor of law, delivers her talk entitled “Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age” during the 56th Annual Robert D. Klein Lecture on Oct. 14, 2020. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law; Director for the Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity; and member of the WGSS executive committee delivered a talk entitled “Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age” as the 56th annual Robert D. Klein Lecture. Read more about the lecture at the Northeastern News story here.

“What we’re seeing is intellectual property shaped by fundamental values—values like equality, privacy, distributive justice, and institutional resiliency,”

-Jessica Silbey

The Klein University Lecturer Award was established in 1964, upon the recommendation of the Faculty Senate, and honors a member of the faculty who has contributed with distinction to his or her own field of study. The Klein University Lecture enables that faculty member to share the fruits of that scholarship with the university community and the general public. In 1979, the award was renamed in tribute to the late Robert D. Klein, professor of mathematics, chairman of the Faculty Senate Agenda Committee, and vice chairman of the Faculty Senate.

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