Prof. Dr. iur. Christoph Beat Graber
Ordinarius für Kommunikations- und Kulturrecht, Wirtschaftsvölkerrecht und Rechtssoziologie
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Christoph B. Graber, Ph.D., Professor of Law, studied law at the Universities of Bern and St. Gallen, received his admission to the bar in Switzerland, a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence) and his Habilitation from the University of Bern.
He is a founding member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Lucerne, since 2001, where he is Head of the research centre i-call (International Communications and Art Law Lucerne) and Director of lucernaiuris, the Institute for Research in the Fundaments of Law.
He has been a visiting professor/scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, Institute of International Economic Law, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Law and University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Law and Society.
He teaches in the fields of media law, intellectual property (IP) and art law, international trade law and legal sociology. His main research interests relate to legal challenges of globalisation and a digital networked environment at the intersection of IP, cultural diversity, cultural heritage, human rights and international trade regulation, including issues of indigenous peoples.
Christoph has been a long-time member of the Swiss Federal Arbitration Commission for the Exploitation of Author’s Rights and Neighbouring Rights (until 2011), a member of the research commission of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Lucerne and advisor to various branches of the Swiss Government, as well as OECD in the fields of IP, trade and culture.
He is the author of numerous publications (for a list see here), editor of medialex, the Swiss journal of media law, a member of the editorial board of the University of Western Australia Law Review and a member of the board of directors of the Solothurn Film Festival.
In 2010, Christoph Graber received the Swiss-Academies Award for Transdisciplinary Research (the highest research prize of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences).