The Hon. Masis Mayilian, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, will give a public lecture on “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as a Factor of Peace and Stability in the Region of South Caucasus” on Thursday, March 23, from 3 to 4 pm, at the Alumni Center.
A reception will follow.
Since 1993, Mayilian has held various positions in the Nagorno-Karabakh Ministry: head of the Desk of International Organizations, head of the Department of International Organizations, advisor to the Minister, and head of the Political Department.
In 1993, he was appointed a member of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic delegation at the negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.
In 2001, by resolution of the Republic’s government, Mayilian was appointed as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
He holds the diplomatic rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.
The talk is funded by the Norian bequest to the University, which supports a program of Armenian Studies activities to honor the legacy of Alice Norian.
The current state of copyright will be the topic of a public presentation, “Whose Rights and Who’s Right: Copyright in the Digital Age,” by Robert Oakley, director of the law library and professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center.
The talk will take place on April 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Advances in technology have changed not only how documents are published, but also what is considered “published.”
In addition, changes in copyright laws nationally and internationally have compounded the issue.
Oakley is a nationally recognized scholar on copyright in the digital age.
As Washington affairs representative for the American Association of Law Libraries, he has represented the Association on a wide range of issues including copyright; improved access to government information; prisoners’ rights; and the growing concentration of the legal publishing industry among a handful of publishers.
Last year, he wrote an article for the Houston Law Review on non-negotiated contracts in the digital age. In that article, he argued that there should be limits on what terms are allowable in shrink-wrap and other non-
Oakley has served two terms on the executive board of the American Association of Law Libraries and served as the Association’s president in 2000-2001.
He has served on many other committees, including the Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee
of the International Federation of Library Associations.
The presentation is sponsored by the University Libraries and the Provost’s Library Advisory Council.