Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 06 Dec - Thu 11 Dec, 2008
(Session 460)

John Tarpey John Tarpey (Faculty)

Country/Region: United States of America

World International Property Organization

Director of Communications, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva

Biography:
John Tarpey is director of communications at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, where he is responsible for the Organizationā€˜s publications, website, media relations, film and multimedia products. Prior to joining WIPO in 1999, he worked for twenty years as a journalist covering international relations, business, and economic affairs in the U.S., the Middle East, and South Asia. He was a reporter at the Washington Star and an editor at Business Week magazine. He has taught journalism, writing and public affairs at The American University, Washington, D.C., and as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. Mr. Tarpey studied at Fordham University and the University of Virginia, where he received a B.A.