Professor Mark Schultz
Mark Schultz was a visiting professor at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana the week of Mar. 11—18, 2011. While there he presented two public lectures: The Law and Economics of Protecting Traditional Knowledge, and Opportunities and Challenges for the Commercialization of Traditional Knowledge. While visiting at UB, Prof. Schultz also spoke to students and worked on a linkage agreement between UB and SIUC, which will create opportunities for joint research and exchanges of students and scholars.
Professor Schultz presented Professor John Kiggundu, who teaches law and business at the University of Botswana, with a small gift as a token of appreciation for Kiggundu's visit to SIU and participation on the panel discussion: “Good News from Africa: Success Stories in African Development, Democracy and Culture.” During Kiggundu’s visit, a memorandum of understanding between SIU Carbondale and the University of Botswana was signed. Schultz says that he and Kiggundu are looking forward to building on the relationship to create new opportunities for students and faculty at both schools. The University of Botswana is a young, but large and rapidly growing university that aims to be one of the top research universities in Africa, Schultz said.