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

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.