| 11.09.2019

Sharon Sandeen visiting Fulbright-scholar at Hanken

Professor Sharon Sandeen holds a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Hanken during the autumn 2019.

Professor Sandeen is the Director of the Intellectual Property Institute and the Robins Kaplan LLP Distinguished Chair in IP

Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has a special relationship to Finland as her ancestors come from Rovaniemi, Isojoki and Himanka.

Sandeen’s scholarship focuses on IP and Information Law, particularly as it relates to trade secret law. At Hanken, she will be continuing her research concerning the implementation of the EU Trade Secret Directive and conduct a study of the information governance practices of US and Finnish companies.

“I am excited to work with Nari Lee and other members of the IPR University Center in Finland to explore how the recent adoption of the Trade Secret Directive and the GDPR may influence information governance practices in the EU”, says Sharon Sandeen.

Professor Sandeen will hold a public seminar on her research on 30 October 2019.

The agreement between Hanken and the Fulbright Finland Foundation provides prominent American scholars the opportunity to spend a period at Hanken. During their visit, the scholar will lecture or conduct research and contribute in disseminating Hanken’s research and knowledge within the business community and society.

Fulbright Finland Foundation is a service organisation that specialises in academic exchange between Finland and North America. The main goal is to support the internationalisation of Finnish universities and research.

There will be a breakfast seminar with Fulbright Professor Sharon Sandeen on 30 October in Auditorium Maxen. Read more about the breakfast seminar here.