Published on March 26, 2018  

Comprised of representatives from 191 countries, the IGC is “engaged in negotiations to develop international instruments for the effective protection of intellectual property, genetic resources and traditional knowledge.”  Mr. Kuruk will play a crucial role within the IGC in shaping the agenda, clarifying issues, developing consensus, and preparing and revising the text emerging from a complex process of negotiation.  He was nominated and appointed to the position, which has previously been held by law professors from Harvard, UVA and Emory, without objection from any country.  It is a significant honor for Paul, for Cumberland and for Samford.

The world is better because of the outstanding contributions of Paul Kuruk.