Version 3.2_September 2016

Speaker: Silke Helfrich

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Silke studied romance languages and pedagogy in Leipzig. Since the mid of the 1990s she has been active in the field of development politics, from 1999 to 2007 she was head of the regional office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation for Central America, Cuba and Mexico focusing on globalisation, gender and human rights. Since 2007 she works as an independent author and activist, including as a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group. She is the editor and co-author of several books on the Commons, the primary author of the German speaking CommonsBlog and Co-Founder of the Commons-Institut in Germany.