Global Technology Law

Global Technology Law and Policy: Spring 2017

Global Technology Law and Policy is an intensive three-week seminar that examines the development of global technology and intellectual property policy. The course is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and the University of Haifa with ten students from each university participating. The first part of the course will be held in Ottawa with five classes focused on Internet governance and privacy. Classes will also feature several guest lectures and academic site visits. Students will then transfer to the University of Haifa, where classes will continue on the development on policies on intellectual property, Internet governance, cyber-security and privacy.

Student Presentation Groups

DeNardis, The Global War for Internet Governance: Lichterman, Mazali, Acevedo, Galloway

Deibert, Black Code: Zagagy, Peer, Dunn, Kwan

Schneier, Data and Goliath: Segalovich, Lieberman, So, Jain

Bamberger and Mulligan, Privacy on the Ground: Tahell Cohen, Gorlick, Moores, Troshchynsky

Drahos, Information Feudalism: Elijahu, Baruch, Yu, Carter


Course Schedule (Draft Subject to Change – as of March 22, 2017):


May 3, 2017

15:00 – 18:00 (FTX 102)

Introduction to course and participants.  Overview of global technology law and policy making.

Guest lecture (17:00 – 18:00): Jacob Glick



May 4, 2017

Morning – visit to Parliament/committee hearing

13:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)

Internet Governance


18:00:  Reception at Michael Geist’s house

May 5, 2017

9:00 – 12:00 (FTX 102)

Cyber-security introduction

Guest lecturer (9:00 – 10:30): Ian Kerr

Student presentation on DeNardis, The Global War for Internet Governance

12:00 – 1:30 – site visit to Shopify


May 8, 2017

9:00 – 10:30: Geist keynote at CALL Conference, Delta Hotel

11:00 – 12:30: Visit to the Supreme Court of Canada and meeting with Justice Michael Moldaver

13:30 – 16:30 (FTX 102)

Internet governance issues continued

Privacy introduction

Guest lecture (15:30 – 16:30): Chantal Bernier, former Acting Privacy Commissioner of Canada



May 9, 2017

8:30 – 11:45 (FTX 102)

Guest lecturer: Israeli Ambassador to Canada Nimrod Barkan (8:30, breakfast will be served)

Orientation on Israel

Student presentation on Deibert, Black Code



May 10 – 11, 2017 – Travel to Israel


May 12, 2017

9:30 – 12:30 (Room TBD)

Privacy and surveillance

Student presentation on Schneier, Data and Goliath



May 13, 2017 – Free Day – Sabbath

May 14, 2017

Time TBD (Room TBD)

Guest lecture: Bart van der Sloot, Tilburg University

Student presentation on Bamberger and Mulligan, Privacy on the Ground



May 15, 2017

Trip to Jerusalem

8:45: Meet at the hotel for departure to Jerusalem

11:00: Visit Old City of Jerusalem, lunch

14:30: Visit Israeli Supreme Court, meet with Supreme Court justice

16:30: Departure to Haifa

18:30: Arrive in Haifa


May 16, 2017

Tel Aviv.  Intellectual property and privacy/security discussions.

Student presentation on Drahos, Information Feudalism



May 17, 2017

9:00 – 12:00 (Room TBD)

Intellectual Property Pressures: TPP, SOPA, ACTA, bi-lateral trade

Future of Intellectual property policy making