Conference Agenda and Videos

Biodiversity, Biotechnology and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge - April 4-6, 2003 

Friday, April 4, 2003 - Session # 1 Biodiversity:  What are we losing and why—and what is to be done?

View Video - Welcome and Overview of Conference—Charles McManis - Washington University, School of Law  
View Video - Keynote Speaker: Peter Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden

Paper Presentations 

Moderator:  Ralph Quatrano, Washington University, Department of Biology

View Video - Ursula Goodenough, Washington University, Department of Biology -
“Reflections on the Sacred Depths of Nature”

View Video - Jim Chen, University of Minnesota Law School -
“A Horse By Any Name: Legal Approaches to Biodiversity”  

View Video - Rodrigo Gamez, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio), Costa Rica - 
“The Link Between Biodiversity and Sustainable Development: INBio’s Bioprospecting Experience in Costa Rica”

View Video - Ana Sittenfeld, University of Costa Rica - 
“Costa Rica: Biodiversity and Biotechnology at the Crossroads”

View Video - James Miller, Missouri Botanical Garden -
“Impact of the Convention on Biological Diversity: The Lessons of Ten Years of Experience with Models for Equitable Sharing of Benefits”

View Video - Barbara Schaal, Washington University, Department of Biology -
“Biodiversity, Environmental Issues and Agricultural Biotechnology”


View Video - Kate Davis, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

View Video - Stanford Zent, Instituto Venezolano de Investigationes Cientificas (IVIC), Caracas, Venezuela

View Video - Joseph Vogel, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias, Quito, Ecuador

View Video - General Discussion

April 5, 2003 - Session # 2 Biotechnology:  Part of the solution or part of the problem?  

View Video - Keynote Speaker:  Roger Beachy, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Paper Presentations 

Moderator:  Karel Schubert, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center 

View Video - Florence Wambugu, A Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI), Nairobi, Kenya - 
“Biotechnology for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges”

View Video - Brian Halweil, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C. -
“Biotech, African Corn, and the Vampire Weed: Lessons from Using Biotechnology and Ecological Approaches to Address Pests in East African Agriculture”

View Video - Neil Hamilton, Agricultural Law Center, Drake University - 
“Forced Feeding:  Legal Efforts to Reduce Social Resistance to Biotechnology”

View Video - Gurdev Khush, International Rice Research Institute -
“Biotechnology: Public-Private Partnership and IPR in the Context of Developing Countries”  

View Video - Charles Benbrook, Benbrook Consulting Services -
“Principles Governing the Long-Run Risks, Benefits and Costs of Agricultural Biotechnologies”


View Video - Lawrence Busch, Michigan State University, Department of Sociology 

View Video - Margaret Mellon, Union of Concerned Scientists  

View Video - Michael Roth, Intellectual Property,Monsanto Company


View Video - Charles McManis

View Video - General Discussion

Saturday PM, April 5, 2003 -Session # 3 Traditional Knowledge:  What is it and how (if at all) is it to be protected?  

View Video - Keynote Speaker: Adrian Otten, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization  

Paper Presentations  

Moderator: James Miller, Missouri Botanical Garden 

View Video - Glenn Stone, Washington University, Department of Anthropology - 
“Crop Genetic Modification and Agricultural Skilling in India” 

View Video - Rabodo Andriantsiferana, Centre National d'Applications des Recherches Pharmaceutique (CNARP), Madagascar  - "Traditional Knowledge Protection in the African Region”

View Video - Michael Balick, Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden -
"Traditional Knowledge: Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future”

View Video - Chris Jones, Center for Environmental Law and Warawawa Indigenous Studies Department, Macquarie University;  and
View Video - John Hunter, Warawawa Indigenous Studies Department, Macquarie University, Australia - 
“Bioprospecting and Indigenous Knowledge in Australia: Valuing the Methodology of Indigenous Knowledge and its Implications for Integrated Legal Regimes”

View Video - Stephen Brush, Department of Human and Community Development, University of California-Davis -
“The Demise of ‘Common Heritage’ and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge”

View Video - Anil Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, India, and Executive Director and Vice Chair, National Innovation Foundation  - “Information, Incentives, and Institutions for Rewarding Conservation and Creativity at the Grassroots”


View Video - Geertrui Van Overwalle, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

View Video - Ana Maria Pacon, Catholic University of Peru

General Discussion  

Sunday, April 6, 2003 - Session # 4  Ethnobotany and Bioprospecting—Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

View Video - Introduction -  Charles McManis

Thinking Globally

View Video - Keynote Speaker/Paper Presenter:  Nuno Pires de Carvalho, Genetic Resources, Biotechnology & Associated Traditional Knowledge Section, World Intellectual Property Organization - “From the Shaman’s Hut to the Patent Office: A Road Under Construction” 

Acting Locally

View Video - Joshua Rosenthal, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health -
“Prior Informed Consent and Developing Agreements on Genetic Resources?”

Roundtable Discussion   

Moderator:  Charles McManis, Washington University, School of Law

Paper Presenters   

View Video - Michael Gollin, Venable Law Firm, Washington, DC,
written paper is entitled “Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors”

View Video - Walter Lewis, Washington University, Department of Biology, written paper is “Ethics and Practice in Ethnobiology: Analysis of the International Cooperative "Biodiversity Project in Peru” 

Commentators Representing Indigenous and Local Communities  

View Video - Roger Chennells, Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA)

View Video - Maui Solomon, Auckland, New Zealand  

View Video - Meto Leach, University of the Waikato, New Zealand  

View Video - Mercedes Manriquez Roque, Confederation of Amazonian Nationalities of Peru (CONAP)

View Video - Manuel Ruiz, International Affairs and Biodiversity Program, Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), Peru; accompanied by Alejandro Argumedo, Associacion ANDES, Cusco, Peru


View Video - Charles McManis

Commentators:  Representing private sector research organizations, academic intellectual property legal clinics, and other nongovernmental organizations. 

View Video - David Corley, International Regulatory Relations, Nestle  

View Video - Steven King, PS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.   

View Video - Jennifer Urban, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, University of California-Berkeley  

Peter Jaszi, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University   

View Video - Kelly Bannister, School of Environmental Studies; POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, British Columbia

View Video - Jo Render, First Peoples Worldwide, First Nations Development Institute  

View Video - Brendan Tobin, Institute for Advanced Studies, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan


View Video - Charles McManis

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