Please join us in honouring Professor Sell's extraordinary scholarly and community contributions.

The ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) is holding a memorial event to celebrate the work and life of Professor Susan Sell. Please join us for an event that coincides with the 2024 Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN) conference on Wednesday, 7 February 2024. In addition to reflections from a panel of Susan’s colleagues and students, guests will have the opportunity to share their memories of her contributions to communities across the ANU, Australia and overseas.

Susan, a Professor at RegNet within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, had been an integral part of the ANU community since 2016. Her impactful research advanced key ideas and concepts in international political economy, intellectual property and the economy of health. She published a number of books, including Private Power, Public Law: the Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Who Governs the Globe? (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which she co-edited with Deborah Avant and Martha Finnemore. While at the ANU, she embarked on an innovative programme of work concerned with explaining the distinct contours and impacts of 21st century capitalism.

Beyond her exceptional scholarship, Susan was known for her collegiality, service and mentorship of early career scholars. She served on the Board of Geneva-based IP-Watch, a reporting service crucial to under-resourced negotiating delegations. Her consultancy roles for the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Institute and the World Health Organisation underscored her commitment to making a positive impact on a global scale. In recognition of her expertise and engagement, she was appointed to the Expert Advisory Group for the United Nations Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Public Health and Access to Medicines in 2015.

We welcome all who were touched by Susan’s life and work to join us in commemorating her many contributions.


11.30am - 12.00pm: Lunch and informal gathering at Hedley Bull foyer

12.00pm - 1.30pm: Panel and guest reflections in Hedley Bull Lecture Room 1

Event details

Event date

Wed, 7 Feb 2024, 11:30am - 1:30pm



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