Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

A global network for scholars of internet governance

2008 International Workshop

Global Internet Governance: An Interdisciplinary Research Field in Construction

A GigaNet workshop, organized in cooperation with GDR TICS and DEL Networks

Paris, France, 23 June 2008 – 08:30-13:30

University Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle – Institut du Monde Anglophone


Workshop agenda with links to presenter's abstracts


08:30-09:00 - Registration

09:00-09:30 - Opening Session

Welcoming Remarks by Workshop Chair
Meryem Marzouki, CNRS & University Pierre et Marie Curie, France


Presentation of Global Internet Governance Academic Network by GigaNet Chair
Nanette S. Levinson, American University, USA

Presentation of French ICT and Society Academic Network by GDR TICS Co-Chair
Eric Brousseau, University Paris X Nanterre, France

Presentation of French Electronic Democracy Academic Network by DEL Co-Chair
Thierry Vedel, CNRS & Sciences Po, France

Contributions and Program Overview by Workshop Chair
Meryem Marzouki, CNRS & University Pierre et Marie Curie, France


09:30-10:15 - Roundtable: Models, Players, and Democratic Principles

This roundtable discusses research activities dealing with global Internet governance institutional issues. It addresses governance sources, models and regimes and explore the role of different players and their interactions in such processes. These evolutions and their impact on human rights and democratic principles are examined.

Chair: Thierry Vedel, CNRS & Sciences Po, France
Panelists:

10:15-10:45 - Coffee break, sponsored by GDR TICS-CNRS

10:45-11:30 - Roundtable: Regulation Policies and Regulatory Issues

This roundtable focuses on research activities related to regulation policies and specific regulatory issues of concern with global Internet governance. A diversity of approaches and perspectives is discussed. The use of technology for regulation purposes is particularly examined.

Chair: Eric Brousseau, University Paris X Nanterre, France
Panelists:

11:30-12:15 - Roundtable: Regional Perspectives and Sociocultural Issues

This roundtable looks at global Internet governance research activities from regional perspectives and sociocultural approaches, discussing whether local or other community specific dimensions could be identified. Last but not least, discussions explore Internet governance international curricula, and discuss their potential role in shaping common understanding and shared values.

Chair: Divina Frau-Meigs, University Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
Panelists:

12:15-12:30 - Closing Session

Synthesis of Discussions
Dominique Boullier, University Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne & CNRS, France

Conclusion and Way Forward
Meryem Marzouki, CNRS & University Pierre et Marie Curie, France

12:30 - Cocktail, sponsored by Sciences Po International Office, Center of the Americas

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