Sileshi Bedasie Hirko

Sileshi Bedasie Hirko

Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Intellectual Property Law and Human Development), 2020

Sileshi has just defended his Ph.D. on “Copyright and Tertiary Education for Human Development” under the co-supervision of Professors Chidi Oguamanam and Jeremy de Beer. His Ph.D. thesis explores policy, law, and practice in Ethiopia and suggests the need to rethink policy and legal regimes in order to promote access to learning materials.

Sileshi holds an LL.M. in IP and Competition Law from Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (Germany) and an LL.B. from Haramaya University (Ethiopia). Between 2015-2019, Sileshi was involved in Open AIR activities as a Ph.D. Student Fellow. Prior to his Ph.D. research, he was an Assistant Professor at Haramaya University. His research interests include IP, competition law, international trade law, human development, and family law. He has published scholarly works in several national and international journals. His future plan is to work in academia and conduct research in the aforementioned areas.

Our Research Team

Chidi Oguamanam
Principal Investigator

LL.B. (Ife)
B.L. (Lagos)
LL.M. (Lagos)
LL.M.
Ph.D. (British Columbia)

Allana Haist
Research Fellow / Team Coordinator

J.D. Candidate, 2022
Ph.D. (Political Theory) 2011

Kelsea Gillespie
Senior Research Fellow

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2022

Nailah Ramsoomair
Chercheuse associée

Programme de common law en français (J.D.), 2022

Jessica Hennings
Research Fellow

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2023

Toni Valenti
Research Fellow

J.D. Candidate, 2021
M.A. (Indigenous Relations) 2018

Rebecca Park
Research Fello

J.D. Candidate, 2021

Akkila Thirukesan

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2021

Nicole Tumaine
Research Fellow

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2022

Esther Ekong
Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Law, Intellectual Property) Candidate, 2022

Uchenna Felicia Ugwu
Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Intl IP Law & Development) 2020
M.A. (Public International Law) 2007
LL.B. 2001

Sileshi Bedasie Hirko
Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Intellectual Property Law and Human Development), 2020

Affiliated Researchers

Teresa Scassa
Ikechi Mgbeoji
Frederic Perron-Welch
Freedom-Kai Phillips
Jessica Saris
Christopher Koziol
Vipal Jain

Our Partners

SSHRC-CRSH_FIP