Global Internet Governance: Research and Public Policy Challenges for the Next Decade

hosted by GigaNet and American University School of International Service

American University School of International Service,Abramson Family Founders Room, Terrace Level

Start: Thursday, 05 May 2011 09:00

End: Friday, 06 May 2011 17:00

  • Title


    May 5

    Internet governance and public policy

    (Link to the webconference recording from Day One)

    Twitter Hashtag: #giganetdc



    Louis W. Goodman, Dean, School of International Service; Nanette S. Levinson, Director International Communication Program; Derrick L. Cogburn, Director, COTELCO, Program Committee co-chair; Milton Mueller, Chair, GigaNet Steering Committee and Program Committee co-chair

    9:30 – 10:45

    Privacy: The Internet advertising economy meets “do not track”

    Leo van Audenhove, Moderator. Peder Magee, Senior Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Commission; Sharon Goott Nissim , EPIC Consumer Protection Fellow; Erica Newland , Center for Democracy and Technology; Berin Szoka, TechFreedom

    11:00 – 12:15

    IP addressing in the new age of scarcity

    Milton Mueller, Moderator. Speakers: Peter Thimmesch, Depository, Inc.; John Curran, ARIN; Vernita Harris, NTIA (invited); Michael Froomkin, U. Miami Law

    12:30 – 2:00

    Featured Speaker: Assistant Secretary for Commerce Larry Strickling,NTIA (Title TBA), Nanette Levinson, Moderator. Box Lunch (Sponsored by the International Communication Program, School of International Service, American University).  

    2:00 – 3:15

    Revolution 2.0: The Internet in the Middle East and North Africa

    Derrick Cogburn, moderator. Nivien Saleh, Egypt; Robert Guerra, Freedom House; Andy Carvin, NPR; Khaled Koubaa, Arab World Internet Institute, Tunisia

    3:30 – 4:30

    The place of the Internet in world affairs: Cybersecurity, Wikileaks and Internet freedom

    Laura DeNardis, presenter. Discussants: Tom Kellerman, CTO, AirPatrol Corp.; Becky Burr, Wilmer Hale; Rebecca MacKinnon, NAF; Scott Bernard, Federal Chief Architect in the Executive Office of the President

    NB: This panel will be "Not for Attribution" because of Federal regulations and will not be webcast.


    Closing Discussion: Whither the IGF? JP Singh, Moderator; Discussants, Marilyn Cade, Steering Committee of the Internet Governance Forum - USA (IGF-USA)


    No-Host Dinner (RSVP required to  Indique Heights, 2 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7005, 301.656-4822. Cost: $35 + tax + tip per person.


    May 6

    Scholarship on Internet governance

    (LInk to the webconference recording from Day Two)


    9:00 - 10:30

    The ICANN Regime

    Moderator: Fiona Alexander


    Michael Froomkin,

    U. Miami Law (USA)

    Almost Free: An Analysis of ICANN’s ‘Affirmation of Commitments’


    Jon Weinberg, Wayne State

    U. (USA)

    Governments, privatization and “privatization”: ICANN and the GAC


    Konstantinos Komaitis,

    U. Strathclyde Law (UK)

    Trademark Law's Increment through the UDRP: Ten Years in the making of law


    Coffee break


    11:00 - 12:30

    Protocol Politics

    Moderator: Laura DeNardis


    Nathan Bares

    Sandra Braman

    U.W.-Milwaukee (USA)

    Fair Queuing: The Ethics of Network Gateways


    Hadi Asghari, TU Delft (NL)

    Milton Mueller, Syracuse U. (USA)

    Deep Packet Inspection in the Wild



    Ashwin Matthew

    UC Berkeley, (USA)

    A Tale of Two Protocols: Constructions of authority in DNS and BGP


    12:30 - 1:30

    BOX LUNCH Sponsored by the

    International Communication

    Program, SIS)

     Irene Wu. Future research questions related to telecom, media,

     and Internet policy: a perspective from inside the FCC

    1:30 - 3:00

    Evolving institutions

    Moderator: Roy Balleste


    Nanette Levinson

    Derrick Cogburn

    American U. (USA)

    Researching an Institutional Innovation:

    The IGF and Its Ecosystem After 5-Years


    Renee Marlin-Bennet

    E. Nicole Thornton,

    Johns Hopkins U. (USA)

    Borderlands of the Internet:

    Social Media and Governance


    Kirsten Rodine-Hardy

    Northeastern U. (USA)


    Andreas Schmidt

    TU Delft (NL)

    Governing the Information Economy in Europe:

    Networks and Governance in Theory and in Practice


    Peer production as a mode of internet security provisioning in

    Estonia 2007 and Conficker

    3:00 - 3:30

    Coffee break



    3:30 - 5:00

    Freedom of expression

    Moderator: Nivien Saleh



    Courtney Radsch

    Freedom House

    Digital Dictators, Conscientious Corporations and

    Wired Youth: Implications of Middle East Uprisings for

    Internet Governance



    Warigia Bowman

    American U. Cairo

    Protecting the Internet from Dictators



    Ben Wagner, European U


    Push-button-autocracy: deconstructing and reconstructing

    Internet control in Tunisia


    Concluding Remarks: Derrick Cogburn and Milton Mueller

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