Chief of the Section of Competitiveness, Innovation and Technology of the Department of Economic Development of the Organization of American States (OAS)
Cesar Parga is Chief of the Section of Competitiveness, Innovation and Technology of the Department of Economic Development of the Organization of American States (OAS). Mr. Parga is in charge of the OAS Competitiveness Program which serves as Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network, a forum that promotes public policy dialogue and exchange of experiences between high-level authorities and public-private Competitiveness Councils of the region. He also coordinates the support to the Meeting of Ministers and High level Authorities on Science and Technology and the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology (COMCYT).
Mr. Parga is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center in Washington DC. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Guadalajara, México and was awarded a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in Patent and Intellectual Property Rights (IP) at the Law School of the George Washington University. He also received a Post-Graduate Certificate on International Trade from the University Institute of European Studies and the ILO International Training Center in Torino, Italy.
He serves as faculty guide of the Executive MBA Program of the McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University and guest lecturer at the American University Law School in Washington D.C., the HUB of Technology Commercialization and Transfer of the Americas. He was a visiting researcher at the National University of Singapore. He has collaborated as a volunteer international evaluator of technology transfer projects for INNPULSA, Colombia, and as peer reviewer of the ICC’s innovation and intellectual property paper series in 2015.