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Culture and Commons: Elinor Ostrom Coming to NYU Law

The “Constructing Commons in the Cultural Environment” paper and project that I have been working on for some time now with Brett Frischmann (Cardozo) and Kathy Strandburg (NYU) takes a leap forward later this month.  Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom, whose work was our starting point, will be giving a free, public keynote lecture at NYU’s Engelberg Center on Friday, September 23, 2011.  Following the lecture, the Engelberg Center and Kathy, Brett, and I are hosting a small workshop of invited scholars with interests in commons, titled “Convening Cultural Commons.”

The details of Professor Ostrom’s lecture follow.  The principal Constructing Commons paper is, as always, available at SSRN.

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