Innovation Law and Policy Workshop Series

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:30 to Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 12:30
Via Zoom

This workshop series involves the relation between law and technology, such as intellectual property, privacy, defamation, competition law, law and literature, globalization and social justice. The workshops are scheduled on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 2:00 pm. For the 2021-22 academic year, the workshops will be held remotely, through a zoom link (; Meeting ID: 995 5867 6960; Passcode: 229209).

If interested, please e-mail Angie Agulto at

Below is the 2021-2022 Schedule:



October 5

Professor Angela Creager, Department of History, Princeton University
"Chemical Passports"

Prof. Angela Creager studies the history of 20th-century biomedical research. Professor Creager graduated from Rice University with a double major in biochemistry and English (1985) and completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry (1991) at the University of California, Berkeley, where she developed an interest in the history of biology. Supported by postdoctoral awards, she retrained as a historian of science at Harvard University and MIT, and joined the Princeton History Department in 1994. Her first book, The Life of a Virus: Tobacco Mosaic Virus as an Experimental Model, 1930-1965 (2002), shows how a virus that attacks tobacco plants came to play a central role in the development of virology and molecular biology. Her second book, Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine (2013), traces how and why artificial radioisotopes were taken up by biologists and physicians, and examines the consequences for knowledge and radiation exposure. She is also the co-editor of three volumes, most recently Science without Laws: Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives (2007). She currently directs the Shelby Cullom Davis Center on the theme, "Law and Legalities."

November 16

Professor Alain Pottage, Law, University of Kent/Sciences Po Law School
"After innovation: Climate change and intellectual property"

Before joining the Law School at Sciences Po, Alain Pottage was Professor of Law at the London School of Economics. He has held visiting positions at Cornell Law School, EHESS, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Griffith Law School, Harvard, and the University of Sydney. His research focuses on questions in the history and theory of intellectual property, and on the question of law in the Anthropocene.

November 30

Associate Professor Jennifer Tucker, Department of History, Wesleyan University

January 18

Professor Mario Biagioli, Law, UCLA  

February 1

Associate Professor Meg Leta Jones, Department of Communication, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University

February 15

Associate Professor Gerardo Con Diaz, Science & Technology Studies, UC-Davis

March 1

Mr. Haris Durrani, Department of History, Princeton University

March 15

Professor Myles Jackson, History, Institute for Advanced Studies