Dr. Tesh Dagne
Dr. Dagne, Assistant Professor of Law at Thompson Rivers University in Canada, completed his JSD at Dalhousie Unversity's Schulich School of Law, also in Canada. Dagne's doctoral dissertation was entitled Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity in the Global Economy: The Potentials of Geographical Indications for Protecting Traditional Knowledge-Based Agricultural Products. His current areas of research interest include national and international IP law; IP and development; IP and agri-biotechnology innovations; indigenous knowledge and indigenous peoples’ rights; biodiversity conservation and ecological protection; and international legal regimes and the concept of food sovereignty. Having specialised in international trade law during his LLM studies, Dagne also has a research interest in the interface between international trade law and the environment. He obtained his LLB from the Faculty of Law at Ethiopia's Addis Ababa University, and his LLM from the University of Calgary in Canada.