Recent Publications:

Rizk, N. E. (forthcoming). “From Social Commons to Digital Commons: The Case of Egypt’s Independent Music Industry.” In De Beer, J., Armstrong, C., Oguamanam, C. and Schonwetter, T. (Eds.), Innovation and Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa, UCT Press, Cape Town.

Rizk, N.E. (forthcoming). “Media Concentration in Egypt.” In Noam, E. (Ed.), International Media Concentration, New York: Oxford University Press.

Rizk, N.E. (forthcoming). “Behind Egypt’s Communication Outage of 2011: Censorship and Economic Liberty.” In De Souza, C., Rizk, N.E., Yale Information Society Project (Eds.), Global Censorship and Access to Knowledge, International Case Studies, New Haven: ISP Yale Law School.

Rizk, N. E. and Kamel, S. (2013). ICT and Building a Knowledge Based Society in Egypt, International Journal for Knowledge Management (IJKM), 9(1), 1-20.

Rizk, N. E. (2012). “Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) as a Vehicle for Human Development in Egypt: Some Evidence and Insights”, International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 5(3), 221-236.

Rizk, N. E. and Kamel, S. (2012). “ICT Strategy4Development: Public-Private Partnerships: The Case of Egypt”, International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications (IJSITA), 3(2), 72-90.

Rizk, N. E., and Attalah, L. (2011), "Egypt's Evolving Media Landscape: Access, Public Interest and Control", in A New Frontier, An Old Landscape, Dixie Hawtin and Andrew Puddaphatt eds., New York: Ford Foundation, 118-136.

Access to Knowledge in Egypt: New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development, Rizk and Shaver, eds, Bloomsbury Academic, 2010.
http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/pdf%20files/BookInfo%20pdfs/Shaver%20Egypt%20Info2.pdf

"Access to Knowledge in Egypt: Economic, Global and Local Perspectives," with Lea Shaver, in Access to Knowledge in Egypt: New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development, Rizk and Shaver, eds, Bloomsbury Academic, 2010 
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1437611

"Notes from Egypt's Alternative Music Scene: Business Models, Commons and Copyright" Journal of World Intellectual Property (January 2010) 
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/120125414/issue

Arab Knowledge Report 2009: Towards Productive Intercommunication for Knowledge, with Kamal Abdul Latif, Omar Bizri, Mouin Hamza and Ramzi Salama (Al Maktoum Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme, 2009).

"The Software Industry in Egypt: What Role for Open-Source?" with Sherif El-Kassas, in Access to Knowledge in Egypt, New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Development; Bloomsbury Academic, 2010.

"Stories from Egypt’s Music Industry: De Facto Commons as Alternatives to Copyright," in Access to Knowledge in Egypt, New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Development, Rizk and Shaver eds.; Bloomsbury Academic, 2010.

"Information Technology, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development," in Cultural Heritage and Development in the Arab World, Fekri Hassan, Aloisia de Trafford and Mohsen Youssef, eds.; Biblioteca Alexandrina, 2008.

"Arab Musiconomics, Culture, and Copyright," in Intellectual Property and Development: WIPO Development Agenda and Developing Countries, Neil Netanel, ed., Oxford University Press, 2008.

Recent Talks:

"ICT deployment, Economic Development and Civil Liberties: asymmetries and tensions in the Arab countries", International Development Research Center, Ottawa, October 25, 2013.

"Developmental Perspectives on Access to Knowledge and Human Rights", talk to University of Ottawa Law School students of Intellectual Property and Human Rights, October 24, 2013.

"ICTs and Development: Regulatory Environments and Enabling Frameworks", University of Ottawa Law School, Distinguished Visiting Research Professor talk series, Ottawa October 22, 2013

"From De Facto Commons to Social Commons: The Case of Egypt's Independent Music Industry.” Presentation at the Third Annual Access to Knowledge for Development Workshop, AUC New Campus, June 17, 2013.

"New Censorship and Economic Liberty: Behind Egypt's Communication Outage in 2011." Presentation at the Third Annual Access to Knowledge for Development Workshop, AUC New Campus, June 16, 2013.

"ICT Laws, Innovation and Entrepreneurship." Keynote lecture at the symposium on ICT Laws and Innovation: Recent Developments, Challenges, and Lessons Learned, Regional event within the Network of Centers (NoC), which includes Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Bilgi University, Istanbul, May 23, 2013.

"Intellectual Property Knowledge Development: Thoughts from Egypt." WIPO Second Inter-Regional Meeting on South-South Cooperation, Cairo, Egypt, May 8, 2013.

"IP, Innovation and Development: Case Studies From Egypt" Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, FGV Law School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 16, 2012.

"The Current Moment: Egypt." Keynote speech at the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, FGV Law School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 15, 2012.

"Structural Changes and Tipping Points in Egypt." Symposium on Internet-driven Developments: Structural Changes and Tipping Points, The symposium was co-hosted by the Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society in Berlin, the Centre for Internet and Society Bangalore, the Center for Technology & Society at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, KEIO University SFC, the MIT Media Lab and its Center for Civic Media, the NEXA Center for Internet & Society, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Harvard Law School, Cambridge, December 6-8, 2012.