Activities 2006 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Activities 2006 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

ACTIVITIES 2006

MEETING OF THE STEERING GROUP ON LAW AND ETHICS IN THE

GLOBALIZED ECONOMY OF DECEMBER 15, 2006

AT THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,

COMPETITION AND TAX LAW, MUNICH*

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All the participants first introduced themselves: Professor Kenneth Dam, former Deputy

Secretary in the Department of Treasury and in the Department of State of the U.S. and

former Assistant Director for National Security and International Policy of the Office of

Management and Budget, formerly Provost of the University of Chicago, and Vice

President at IBM Corporation, currently Professor Emeritus of American & Foreign Law at

the University of Chicago; Dr. Francis Gurry, Deputy Director General and the Legal

Counsel of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); Professor Alain

Pompidou**, former Professor of Histology, Embryology and Cytogenetics in the medical

faculty of the University of Paris, former Vice-President of the Ethics Committee of the

Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) and former President of the European Parliament's

Scientific and Technological Options Assessment Office, currently President of the

European Patent Office, Munich; Professor Straus, Dean of the Class for Social, Legal and

Economic Sciences, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Professor of Law and

Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property Competition and Tax Law;

Professor Brigitte Tag**, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, University of

Zurich and Vice Dean of the Class for Social, Legal and Economic Sciences, European

Academy of Sciences and Arts; Dr. Reinhard Wieczorek, Deputy Mayor for Labour and

Economic Affairs of the City of Munich.

This time unable to attend the meeting were: Professor Prabhu Guptara, Executive

Director, Organisational Development, Wolfsberg; Professor Andreas Heldrich**, former

Rector of the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich; Professor Klaus M. Leisinger**,

President and CEO of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development and Professor

for Development Sociology at the University of Basel; Professor Ernst Joachim

Mestmäcker**, Director (emeritus) of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and

International Private Law in Hamburg; and Professor Matjaz Mulej, Faculty of Economics,

University of Maribor.

* All opinions expressed in this meeting by the participants are strictly personal.

** Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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