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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The New Great Game, explained

See my blog on the "Great Game" of internet governance at CGCS Mediawire

Posted by John Laprise on June 5, 2014 at 6:14am

GigaNet session at German IGF

GigaNet will host a session during the German IGF on 11 June 2014, which will take place as a pre-event to the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG, 12-13 June 2014) in Berlin, Germany.

The GigaNet session will explore how Internet Governance processes have reacted to the Snowden revelations. Two presentations by academic experts will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and an open debate with the audience.


1. IETF moves to "harden" Internet technical standards

2. DPI surveillance programs that involve cooperation between private Internet service providers and national security agencies


Milton Mueller, Syracuse University, GigaNet Chair

Avri Doria, Technicalities, Researcher, IETF participant


Annegret Bendiek, Stiftung…


Posted by Julia Pohle on May 6, 2014 at 10:34am

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