Nancy E. Weiss

Nancy E. Weiss

Nancy E. Weiss serves as General
Counsel of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as a
member of the Senior Executive Service.  In this capacity, she advises
the Director of IMLS, the National Museum and Library Services Board,
and agency officials on the legal aspects of cultural activity,
grant-making, public-private partnerships, and the full range of legal
issues involving in carrying out the work of a federal agency that
supports 17,500 museums and 123,000 libraries through research, policy
development, and programs of financial assistance.  She serves as the
Secretary to the National Museum and Library Services Board, a
presidentially-appointed policy advisory board.

Nancy currently
serves on the U.S. delegation to the Standing Committee on Copyright and
Related Rights at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and has
represented the United States Government on delegations to the United
Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the
United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the
Organization of American States (OAS), the Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD), and international conferences
relating to Holocaust-Era Assets. In several of these positions she has
played a key role in drafting international instruments pertaining to
copyright and digital content, cultural activity and expression, human
rights and information policy, and Nazi-confiscated art.

Nancy
graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, and
phi beta kappa with a degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania. She has been admitted to the bars of
California and the District of Columbia.


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