The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) – a no profit organization strongly committed to the improvement of governance and management through the creation of sustainable solutions for the effective use of commons, common-pool resources, or any other form of shared resource in developing or developed countries – following the success of the 2012 edition – is organizing a 2nd Thematic conference on Knowledge Commons. The aim of this conference, which be held on September 5- 6, 2014 at New York University School of Law, is to analyze how knowledge, information, and other shared intellectual resources are governed by describing the latest developments in the interdisciplinary study of knowledge commons. During the conference, a deep investigation ofhow knowledge commons work, their origin, and the factors which determine their endurance and which threaten their efficacy will be provided. In particular, this year’s program, through paper tracks and policy sessions, will give special attention to knowledge commons in the fields of medicine and environment. Among the participants, keynotes speakers will be Yochai Benkler, Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, Eric Von Hippel, T. Wilson Professor in Management at MIT Sloan School of Management, and Michael McGinnis, Professor at the Department of Political Science and Senior Research Fellow in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, Bloomington.
LabGov is devoted in bringing together multidisciplinary researchers, scholars, academics and practitioners for promoting and spreading the paradigm of Commons and any related form of action within the community. The Lab is committed in developing a new institutional design and experiencing the practice of commons among different disciplines and actors; hence, we strongly recommend not to miss the 2nd thematic conference on Knowledge Commons.
Spread knowledge, share ideas, feed talents: be Commoners.
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