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"There's no excuse not to know that the system is blinking red when it comes to the potential for a major national security-driven cyber incident to hit our critical infrastructure in a way that causes major economic issues."…Continue
Added by James M. Quirk on February 16, 2017 at 7:10pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Carolina Aguerre on November 24, 2016 at 7:01pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Daniel Oppermann on October 28, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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 Berlin
Added by Julia Pohle on September 28, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Dima Epstein on August 8, 2016 at 2:40pm — No Comments
By: Ameneh Dehshiri
PhD on Internet and Human Rights
what is what?
When the Universal Declaration of Human…Continue
Added by Ameneh Dehshiri on August 6, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Democracy in the Middle East is a controversial and evolving issue, but it was on grand display among members of a new ICANN working group
Added by James M. Quirk on July 29, 2016 at 4:50am — No Comments
In modern democracies, societies are built not only on checks and balances but also on the notion of trust. In the digital age, trust is strengthened through a variety of technologies that provide for online privacy and security. Encryption technologies are one key example. They allow users to securely communicate and do business online, and to protect data on a computer, a phone or in the cloud. However, those technologies are also available for less benevolent purposes, providing criminals…Continue
Added by Julia Pohle on June 23, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
The proposal submission deadline for the 2016 GigaNet Annual Symposium was extended until Friday 24 June 2016.
The complete call for papers can be found here: CFP website.
Added by Daniel Oppermann on June 11, 2016 at 6:15pm — No Comments
Call for Contributions
Deadline: 15 June 2016
The Internet Rules, But How?
An STS take on doing Internet governance
Preconference workshop – AoIR 2016
5 October 2016 – Berlin, Germany
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Added by Argyro Karanasiou on April 25, 2016 at 11:04pm — No Comments
We have posted a preliminary program for the upcoming GigaNet organized ICA pre-conference on Internet governance. The program is shaping out nicely and promises to be both stimulating and engaging.
The event will be hosted on the Tokyo campus of Kanazawa Institute of Technology. We invite you all to participate. You can register either for the entire ICA conference or just for the GigaNet event at…Continue
Added by Dima Epstein on April 25, 2016 at 8:44pm — No Comments
GigaNet is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented at its annual symposium in Guadalajara, Mexico, in December 2016. Authors from any field of study, methodological or theoretical approach, working any aspect of Internet governance are invited to submit their work. The main theme of the 2016 GigaNet symposium is
Internet Governance research a decade after WSIS: new directions and persisting challenges.
Added by Daniel Oppermann on April 24, 2016 at 11:34pm — No Comments
GigaNet will host a panel within the Communication Policy and Technology Section at the upcoming IAMCR 2016 conference, to be held from July 27-31, 2015 in Leicester (UK). The deadline for submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals is February 15, 2016.
Topics may include but are not limited to technical and legal questions of Internet governance, governance mechanisms and their implementation and the analysis of key Internet governance concepts such as net…
Added by Julia Pohle on February 10, 2016 at 3:29pm — No Comments
Is the Internet falling apart? Are we witnessing an unstoppable process of technical, governmental or commercial fragmentation? Are countries, regions or continents erecting digital walls for the purpose of control or national sovereignty? Are companies building walled gardens that render the Internet less open and accessible than it used to be? Or might we actually need barriers and protected areas for the purpose of data protection and copyright?
On February 17th, we will address…Continue
Added by Julia Pohle on January 26, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Dear GigaNet Colleagues,
As we begin 2016, it is my pleasure to re/introduce myself to you and to stand as a candidate for Vice Chair of our beloved GigaNet. I apologize for the delay in sending out this Candidate Statement. I am just returning from a long sabbatical, and getting ready to teach on Monday.
As some of you may know, I am one of the founders of GigaNet. I participated along with Wolfgang, Milton,…Continue
Added by Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn on January 8, 2016 at 4:04pm — No Comments
With the GigaNET elections fast approaching, I wish to supplement my seconded nomination for the role of the Communication Officer with the following statement:
I joined GigaNet in 2012 and I have been always fascinated by the prospect of building and sustaining an academic network devoted to Internet Governance. Since then, I have been involved with IG wearing many hats: From 2013 onwards, I am deeply honoured to act as ISOC's Ambassador and become…Continue
Added by Argyro Karanasiou on January 7, 2016 at 11:01pm — No Comments
Added by Madeline Carr on January 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Dear GIGANET community:
In the past weeks I have been honoured with the nomination and secondment as Chair of the Outreach and Partnership SC.
I would like to serve the GIGANET community and enhance a network which I first attended in its 2nd edition in Rio, which marked my first attendance to an IGF. I have always appreciated the specific space that GIGANET offers for academic debates on IG and believe that this is a space that has carved its own identity over the…
Added by Carolina Aguerre on January 6, 2016 at 7:25pm — No Comments
Dear GigaNet members,
With the upcoming election I want to post a note making the case for my candidacy for the vice-Chair position. Thank you again, Joanna, for the nomination and thanks to all who supported this nomination both publicly and privately.
I have been a member of GigaNet since 2008 gradually becoming more and more involved in the network and taking on leadership roles. Starting as a Communication Officer I helped maintaining our online presence and mailing lists,…Continue
Added by Dima Epstein on January 5, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments