Burri Mira

Dr, PD Mira Burri
+41 31 631 54 92
  • Digital Trade
  • Law and Technology
  • Trade and Culture / Cultural Diversity
  • Global Governance

Mira Burri has been a senior research fellow at the World Trade Institute since the very beginning of the NCCR Trade project. During the NCCR Phase 1 (2005-2009), Mira was the alternate leader of the eDiversity group. Since then she has been leading the projects on the digital technologies and trade governance.


Mira is a lecturer at the University of Bern. She teaches the course 'International Law of Contemporary Media' , and co-teaches 'International Trade Regulation' and 'International Intellectual Property Law'.

Mira received her law degree from the University of Sofia and a Master of Advanced European Studies (MAES) from the Europe Institute of the University of Basel. Her doctoral thesis dealt with EC communications and competition law (Cameron May 2007) and was awarded the Professor Walther Hug prize for one of the best doctoral theses in law in Switzerland (2006/2007). Prior to joining the NCCR in 2005, Mira was a research fellow at the University of Lucerne and contributed actively to establishing the i-call research centre.

Mira is the co-editor of the publications Free Trade versus Cultural Diversity (Schulthess 2004); Digital Rights Management: The End of Collecting Societies? (Staempfli et al. 2005), as well as more recently, Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions in a Digital Environment (Edward Elgar 2008), Governance of Digital Game Environments and Cultural Diversity (Edward Elgar 2010) and Trade Governance in the Digital Age (Cambridge University Press 2012). She has published in a number of peer-reviewed outlets such as the Journal of International Economic Law, the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review, the International Journal of Cultural Property and I/S: A Journal of the Law and Policy of the Information Society.


Mira is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy and of the International Journal of Cultural Property, as well as a rapporteur to the UK Economic and Social Research Council. Mira has consulted the European Parliament on cultural diversity matters. She consults also on trade and innovation issues, in particular with regard to digital trade.

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