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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.