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Election Statement - Treasurer

Dear GigaNetters,

In anticipation of the upcoming election, I would like to offer a statement that outlines my interest in and qualifications for the position of Treasurer.

I have been a member of GigaNet since 2010 and for the past three years, I have served on the Membership Committee. This has given me a good insight into the ethos of…

Added by Madeline Carr on January 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

GIGANET election statement - Chair Outreach and Partnership Standing Committee

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

GigaNet election statement - Vice Chair

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,…


Added by Dima Epstein on January 5, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

GigaNet Symposium 2015 Report

Today the GigaNet Steering Committee reflected on the 2015 symposium in João Pessoa and it became clear that everyone was quite happy with the contributions and discussions that took place during the whole day. At the same time the SC discussed the suggestions made by the membership throughout the year 2015 together with the ideas and inputs coming from participants of the symposium in João Pessoa. Some facts and details regarding the event were put together in a report to the IGF which is…


Added by Daniel Oppermann on December 4, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

GigaNet membership statistics

With the first decade of GigaNet coming to an end it is a good time to summarize network participation. Below is a graphic summarizing how the membership has evolved. …


Added by Joanna Kulesza on December 4, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

GigaNet election

It's that time of the year again when we call for GigaNet members to take on a more active role in the network and run for the open Steering Committee positions. 

Right now we are looking for candidates for the following positions:

- GigaNet Vice-Chair
- GigaNet Treasurer
- Outreach and Partnership Committee Chair
- Communication Committee Chair
You can read more about each role…

Added by Dima Epstein on November 25, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Call for papers for GigaNet organized ICA 2016 preconference: Power, Ccommunication, and Technology in Internet Governance

We are organizing an Internet governance pre-conference for the 2016 meeting of the International Communication Association. The meeting will take place in Tokyo, hosted by Kanazawa Institute of Technology. The deadline for abstracts is January 15. Please see the full call for papers for details.

Added by Dima Epstein on November 19, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Our annual symposium program is live!

The program of the GigaNet 10th Annual Symposium in João Pessoa, Brazil is now available online. Our anniversary symposium will take place on day zero of the IGF - 9 November, 2015. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you and engaging in research-infused discussions about multistakeholder governance, WSIS+10 and regional perspectives, trust and ethics in Internet governance, and infrastructure and critical…


Added by Dima Epstein on October 26, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Internet Governance research presented during the IAMCR conference 2015

Internet Governance was among the “hot topics” of this year’s annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), which took place on July 12-16 in Montréal, Canada.

Under the general conference theme “Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication”, many of the 1200 participants (several of them active GigaNet members) presented empirical and theoretical research…


Added by Julia Pohle on August 27, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments

In Memoriam: Dr Heike Jensen - a personal recollection

In Memoriam: Dr Heike Jensen - A Personal Recollection

Heike was a dedicated feminist and from the…


Added by Marianne Franklin on May 15, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

2015 GigaNet Annual Symposium Call for Papers is out

The call is available here. Deadline for abstracts is April 15 (full papers due September 15).

Please consider submitting and please spread the word.

Added by Dima Epstein on February 12, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

New steering committee begins its work

Following our November election GiagNet welcomes new and returning members of the Steering Committee. Marianne Franklin was elected as the new Chair of the Steering Committee and Daniel Oppermann as the new Chair of the Program Committee. Julia Pohle was re-elected as the…


Added by Dima Epstein on January 6, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Video of the 9th GigaNet Symposium

In case you missed GigaNet in Istanbul, you can now catch up thanks to this captured life stream of the symposium:

Thanks to the IGF Secretariat for documenting the meeting.

Added by Dima Epstein on September 9, 2014 at 4:13am — No Comments

GigaNet 9th Annual Symposium

Our annual GigaNet symposium will take place on September 1st, 2014 in Turkey - one day before the global IGF begins. This year's program features 12 thought-provoking papers chosen from a total of 30 submissions. Together they will address four themes:

  • Conceptualizing Internet governance
  • Institutional innovation in Internet governance
  • Multistakeholder governance and its alternatives
  • The DNS and global Internet governance

Please see the…


Added by Dima Epstein on August 19, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments

The New Great Game, explained

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

Added by John Laprise on June 5, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

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…


Added by Julia Pohle on May 6, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

GIGANET Symposium 2014 Istanbul


9th Annual Symposium

1 September 2014

Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline for abstract submissions: April 15 2014

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is seeking research submissions about Internet Governance to be presented at its Ninth Annual Symposium, held on 1 September 2014, one day before the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey.

GigaNet is a scholarly community that promotes the…


Added by John Laprise on March 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

GIGANET Symposium begins in two days!

The 2013 GIGANET Symposium kicks off this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Bali, Indonesia. Focusing on cybersecurity and cyberwarfare, the Symposium provides informed commentary and in-depth research on the impact of state surveillance and control of the internet on the heels of the…


Added by John Laprise on October 19, 2013 at 12:02am — No Comments

Reinventing the Internet's Phone Book? Institutions, Industry, Infrastructure

I am pleased to share with the GigaNet community the link to the account of a conference that I organized last April 19, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, with the collaboration of three prominent GigaNet members and American University faculty, Laura DeNardis, Nanette Levinson and Derrick Cogburn.
The account is available here

Added by Francesca Musiani on July 4, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments




Added by Andrii Paziuk on May 22, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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