Sileshi Bedasie Hirko
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.