Managing Director Steering Committee Internationalisation (SCI), Senior Lecturer

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Mira Burri is senior lecturer and managing director for internationalisation at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lucerne since April 2016. In this role, she is responsible for advancing the internationalisation strategy of the Faculty, expanding and improving our international academic programme, our network of partner institutions and the mobility opportunities for Lucerne-based and incoming students. She will be also adding a new set of courses to the Faculty’s curriculum and teaching International Law of Contemporary Media, Digital Copyright, Internet Law and International Intellectual Property Law.

Prior to joining the University of Lucerne, Mira Burri was a senior fellow at the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern, where she led a project on digital technologies and trade governance as part of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR): Trade Regulation.

Mira Burri received her law degree from the University of Sofia and a Master of Advanced European Studies (MAES) from the Europe Institute of the University of Basel. Her doctoral thesis dealt with EU competition law and was awarded the Professor Walther Hug prize (2006/2007). Mira Burri completed her habilitation in 2015 with venia docendi for international economic law, European and international communications and media law, as well as Internet law.

Mira Burri is the author of the books EC Electronic Communications and Competition Law (Cameron May 2007); The Classification of Services in the Digital Economy (Springer 2012; with Weber) and Public Service Broadcasting 3.0 (Routledge 2015).
She is the co-editor of the publications Free Trade versus Cultural Diversity (Schulthess 2004); Digital Rights Management: The End of Collecting Societies? (Stämpfli et al. 2005); Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions in a Digital Environment (Edward Elgar 2008); Governance of Digital Game Environments and Cultural Diversity (Edward Elgar 2010); Trade Governance in the Digital Age (Cambridge University Press 2012) and The Institutions of Global Internet Governance (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016). She has published in a number of peer-reviewed outlets, such as the Journal of International Economic Law, the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review, and the International Journal of Cultural Property.
Mira Burri is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy, the International Journal of Cultural Property and the Arts and International Affairs. She has consulted the European Parliament on cultural diversity matters and is a member of the EU Expert Network for Culture and Audiovisual. Mira Burri consults, amongst others, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, the World Economic Forum on innovation issues, in particular with regard to digital trade and Internet governance.


Main research areas

Mira Burri’s current research interests are in the areas of digital trade, law and the Internet, copyright, trade and culture, and adaptive global governance.

She has an ongoing SNSF research project called "The Governance of Big Data in Trade Agreements: Design, Diffusion and Implications" with the NRP 75 that seeks out the ways in which international trade law applies to Big Data and maps the existing rules for Big Data applications and current Big Data policies in international, regional and bilateral trade agreements.

Her expertise is spread in a number of endeavours. She is a member of the Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA) that provides high-quality advice and analysis to enhance the European Commission’s understanding of the challenges faced by culture and the cultural and creative sectors, to support the continued development of cultural and audiovisual policies, and to promote decision-making based on solid research knowledge.

Mira is also a member of the Global Network of Centers for Internet and Society found at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard University in 2012.

Furthermore, she was a member of the e15 initiative of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and World Economic Forum (WEF), which is now concluded and acted as an expert in the groups on Trade and Innovation and on the Digital Economy. The WEF is following up on the project.

Find out more about Mira Burri's ongoing and completed research projects


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