Global Technology Law and Policy

Global Technology Law and Policy: Spring 2020

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 collective initiative of the University of Ottawa, the University of Haifa, and the University of Bocconi with students from each university participating. The first part of the course will be held in Ottawa with five classes focused on Internet governance, privacy, and AI. 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, cyber-security and privacy.

Student Presentation Groups – Book Reports


Cyber-Research Groups



Course Schedule (Draft Subject to Change – as of January 12, 2020):


April 30, 2020

13:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)

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

Introduction to Internet governance

18:30:  Reception at Michael Geist’s house


May 1, 2020

9:00 – 12:00

Internet Governance

Group exercise on application of Internet governance principles


May 4, 2020

9:45 – 12:00: Visit to the Supreme Court of Canada

13:30 – 16:00 (FTX 102)

Privacy Introduction: theory, Canadian experience

Data security


May 5, 2020

1:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)


Chagal Lecture: AI and the law


May 6, 2020

9:00 – 11:45 (FTX 102)

Orientation on Israel

Book Presentation


May 7 – 9, 2020 – Travel to Israel


May 10, 2020 – Jerusalem

11:00: Visit Israeli Supreme Court, meet with Supreme Court justice

14:30 – 15:30: Tour of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem


May 11, 2020

15:00 – 18:00: Class at University of Haifa (Cyber-Center)

Book Presentation

Book Presentation

Guest: Amit Ashkenazi, Legal Advisor of the Israeli Cyber Directorate


May 12, 2020

9:30 – 12:30: Class at University of Haifa (Cyber-Center)

Laurent Manderieux lecture, AI and intellectual property

Cyber-research presentations


May 13, 2019 

14:00 – 17:00: Class at University of Haifa (Cyber-Center)

Cyber-research presentation

Book presentation

Geist: Intellectual Property Pressures: TPP, bi-lateral trade


May 14, 2019 – Tel Aviv

Visits to law firm, technology companies