Sileshi Hirko

LLB (HU), LLM (MIPLC), LLM (HLS), PhD (uOttawa)

Dr. Sileshi Bedasie Hirko is a former Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholar and a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Ottawa. Since 2015, he has been a research fellow affiliated with Open African Innovation Research Network (Open AIR) at University of Ottawa. Dr. Sileshi is a former Assistant Professor at Haramaya University in Ethiopia.

From within the broad domains of international economic and business laws, Dr. Sileshi’s major areas of research interests focus on legal fields concerned with intellectual property, regulation of competition, international trade, international business, digital technologies and sustainable human development. Encompassing diverse areas of intellectual property, family laws, digital technologies, higher education and sustainable human development, his scholarly works have featured in several reputable national and international ournals. Published with Routledge and Palgrave/Springer respectively, Dr. Sileshi’s recent books titled “Rethinking Copyright for Sustainable Human Development” and “Copyright and Tertiary Education Regimes in Ethiopia” explore a wide range of issues central to copyright, higher education and human development from both international and national perspectives.