Dr. Susan Isiko Štrba is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law, where she lecturers on intellectual property, co-supervises PhD students, and conducts research on topics related to intellectual property, trade, and development. Previously, Dr. Štrba has been a Senior Research Affiliate at the University of Minnesota’s Intellectual Property and Development Program as well as a tutor at the WIPO Academy. She has also been a visiting lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and the Boston University International Campus in Geneva.
Dr. Štrba has extensive policy, legislative, and technical advising experience for the world’s leading international organisations including the WHO, ILO, UNCTAD, WIPO, the EU, and more. She has also been an advisor to the African Union (AU), COMESA, a number of African governments, and various NGOs. Before joining the international arena, she was a practicing lawyer with firms in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda. She is the author of International Copyright Law and Access to Education in Developing Countries: Exploring Multilateral Legal and Quasi-Legal Solutions and has published numerous journal articles in the field of IP and development. Dr. Štrba is a member of ATRIP and is currently a member of the Executive Council on SIEL (elected for the second term) and co-editor of the SIEL newsletter.