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Susan Bragdon

Visiting Professor of Agriculture, Law and Policy
Natural Resources Institute

Biography

NRI Visiting Professor of Agriculture, Law and Policy, and Executive Director, Seeds for All, uses her educational background and experience in science and law to work on critical global issues such as the conservation, use and management of biological diversity; creating compatibility with environment and agriculture; and promoting food security. She was the lawyer for the Secretariat for the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for the Convention on Biological Diversity, providing legal advice to the working group handling intellectual property rights, transfer of technology including biotechnology and access to genetic resources. When the treaty was concluded Ms. Bragdon joined the treaty Secretariat as its Legal Advisor. Between 1997 and 2005 Ms Bragdon worked with the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute as a Senior Scientist, Law & Policy, where she worked on legal and policy issues related to plant genetic resources and in particular managed projects on intellectual property rights, Farmers' Rights, biotechnology and biological diversity and on developing decision-making tools for the development of policy and law to manage plant genetic resources in the interest of food security. Ms Bragdon has a BA in biology from Williams College; and an MSc in Resource Ecology and a JD from the University of Michigan.

Contact Information

Susan Bragdon

Natural Resources Institute

University of Greenwich

Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0)1634 883156

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