Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

A global network for scholars of internet governance


The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is an emerging scholarly community initiated in spring 2006 in conjunction with the UN Internet Governance Forum. Its four principal objectives are to:
  • support the establishment of a global network of scholars specializing in Internet governance issues;
  • promote the development of Internet governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study;
  • advance theoretical and applied research on Internet governance, broadly defined, and;
  • facilitate informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters between scholars and Internet governance stakeholders (governments, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society).
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Joint GIGANET - IPO event workshop. "Challenges and Opportunities: A Condensed Workshop on Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Internet Governance Research"

Organized by GIGANET & the Internet Policy Observatory at the University of Pennsylvania

4 December, 2:00-6:00pm

Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club

“Salon Roble" Av. Américas 1551 Col. Providencia, Guadalajara

Discussions will focus on how to foster research that is relevant both in academic circles as well as for policy and advocacy communities, how to build research collaborations with advocacy organizations that might be conducting research or have access to significant datasets, and how to bring more and diverse researchers and academics, particularly emerging talent, into internet governance conversations and spaces. The final session of the program will feature an open roundtable to discuss the role of academics (and GIGANET) in the wider internet governance and policymaking context.…


Posted by Carolina Aguerre on November 24, 2016 at 7:01pm

2016 GigaNet Annual Symposium Program

On 05 December 2016 GigaNet will hold its 11th Annual Symposium in the city of Zapopan/Guadalajara, Mexico. As every year, the symposium takes place on Day Zero of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

The event is located at the Palcco Center in Zapopan in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. Participation is free of charge and no registration for the symposium is needed. Please bear in mind though, that a (free) registration for the IGF will be necessary to enter the conference center.

The symposium starts at 9:00 and is composed of four panels for the morning and afternoon session. The program is available on the GigaNet website.

Posted by Daniel Oppermann on October 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

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#pre-AoIR: The Internet Rules, But How?

GigaNet sponsors a preconference workshop at AoIR 2016, to take place on 5 October 2016 in Berlin, Germany:The Internet Rules, But How? A Science and Technology Studies (STS) Take on Doing Internet Governance 05.10.2016 | 09.00 – 17.30 Uhr | HU Berlin, Dorotheenstr. 24, 10117 BerlinFull program: Dmitry Epstein (University of Illinois, Chicago),…See More
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"Hi Joanna! Nice to be in already! Thanks a lot for helping me to become a member. I will keep a track on the activities and posts! "
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GigaNet at SSRN

We now have a fully functioning SSRN page with 101 papers presented in our annual symposiums since 2007 (the first year we had full paper submissions). This collection covers most, but not all, of the symposium papers, as we were not able to retrieve some of the earlier manuscripts. Papers from this year's symposium will be added in due course. Huge thanks go to Milton Mueller and the Internet Governance Project for financing this undertaking, and to Julia Pohle and her team at Berlin Social…See More
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