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The Geneva Workshop May 17-18

GigaNet members have a longstanding tradition of putting on regional events at their local universities while drawing upon the broader international network of scholars in GigaNet’s Steering Committee and membership. Another one of these collaborations led to a May 17-18 workshop in Geneva, on The Global Governance of the Internet: Intergovernmentalism, Multistakeholderism and Networks.  The event was organized by the Programme for the Study of International Governance at the Graduate…


Added by Milton Mueller on May 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

CFP - 8th Annual GigaNet Symposium



8th Annual Symposium

21 October 2013

Bali, Indonesia


Deadline for abstract submission: July 1 2013


The Global Internet Governance Academic…


Added by Dima Epstein on May 13, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

The Global Governance of the Internet - GigaNet Geneva Workshop program is available online

The full program of GigaNet workshop "The Global Governance of the Internet: Intergovernmentalism, Multistakeholderism and Networks," is now available online. The workshop is organised in cooperation with the Programme for the…

Added by Dima Epstein on April 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments


The global governance of the Internet: Intergovernmentalism, multistakeholderism and networks
International workshop
Geneva, Switzerland, 17-18 May 2013
We invite five-page long memos that address the role and future of different models of governance of the Internet, presenting recently completed research or work in progress. Papers from any discipline…

Added by Dima Epstein on March 17, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments

New Steering Committee elected

During January the members elected a new Program Committee chair, John Laprise of Northwestern University, and a new Secretary, Julia Pohle. We re-elected our Chair (me) and our Membership Committee Chair, Joanna Kulesza. The new SC is already hard at work on a European regional event in Geneva in May (near the time of the IGF consultation).

Added by Milton Mueller on February 13, 2013 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Full papers for the Annual Symposium now available!

The papers, which will presented at the 7th GigaNet Annual Symposium in Baku next week, are now available for download on the website of the symposium:

Added by Julia Pohle on October 31, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

The programme of the 7th GigaNet Symposium is published!

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network is pleased to announce the final programme of its 2012 Annual Symposium, the seventh in GigaNet's history.

Since 2006, GigaNet has organized an Annual Symposium to showcase research about Internet Governance, focusing on an interdisciplinary approach. As in previous years, the symposium will provide room to discuss current and future questions as well as the challenges encountered and results achieved in Global…


Added by Francesca Musiani on August 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

GigaNet at TPRC 40, September 21-23

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) will be present at the upcoming 40th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), to be held September 21-23, 2012 at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA. TPRC ( is an annual conference on communication, information and internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary researchers and policy…


Added by Francesca Musiani on July 9, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments


The following websites publish online papers on search engine optimization from the Google Panda and Penguin era.

Le Promoteur Internet has a blog promoting some ways of getiing one's online avatar seen on the web, through articles of the like of that explains how interacting on…


Added by yann faurie on May 17, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

Giganet 2012 Annual Symposium - Call for Papers


7th Annual Symposium

5 November 2012

Baku, Azerbaijan

Download as…


Added by Julia Pohle on April 16, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

New Book: Normative Experience in Internet Politics

The ways in which the Internet is managed and controlled – often labeled as Internet Governance – are usually considered as standing on four main pillars: Technology, Market Laws, State Regulation and Uses. Nevertheless, its specific features, the consequences of the plurality of…


Added by Francesca Musiani on February 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Book on net neutrality (in French)

New book is out! Schafer V., Le Crosnier H., Musiani F., 2011, La neutralité de l'Internet, Un enjeu de communication, Paris, CNRS Editions/Les Essentiels d'Hermès, 168 p. (

Added by Francesca Musiani on September 25, 2011 at 10:52am — 1 Comment


GigaNet Sixth Annual Symposium

United Nations Office, UNON complex, Nairobi, Kenya

September 26, 2011


The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET) will hold its Sixth Annual Symposium on 26 September 2011, one day before the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Since 2006, GigaNet has…


Added by Julia Pohle on August 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Call for Papers: GigaNet Sixth Annual Symposium


Global Internet Governance Academic Network


in co-operation with

Research ICT Africa





Added by GigaNet Admin on May 20, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments

GigaNet welcomes observers

As of May 2011, GigaNet participation is open to those who have not yet had the chance to extensively contribute to scholarly literature on Internet Governance, but who wish to participate in the GigaNet community, enhancing its intellectual exchange. The newly proposed observer status is designated for post-graduate students as well as all IG and ICT community members, who would like to take active part in the academic debate on the shape and future of Internet…


Added by Joanna Kulesza on May 4, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Program Committee for 2011 GigaNet Symposium named

The program committee for 2011 GigaNet Annual Symposium has been formed.  The committee will be chaired by Leo Van Audenhove, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master of Communication Studies - New Media and Society in Europe at Vrije University in Brussels, Belgium. Committee members include:…


Added by GigaNet Admin on April 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Event: Global Internet Governance: Research and Public Policy Challenges for the Next Decade

Please join us May 5-6, 2011, when GigaNet will host a workshop, Global Internet Governance: Research and Public Policy Challenges for the Next Decade, at American University School of International Service in Washington DC.  (Abramson Family Founders Room, Terrace Level)


The Internet’s status as a communication medium that is decentralized, scalable and global continues to pose challenging new problems in governance and regulation.…


Added by GigaNet Admin on April 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

introduction about myself

Wu Fei  is an associate professor at China Guangzhou Jinan University.  Also a columnist and writer for several major Hong Kong and international newspapers and magazines and has published more than 20 books in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.  Also is a commentator for several television channels that have a combined audience of 20 million viewers in China mainland and Hong Kong. Wu Fei is an alumna of the US East West center, has been a Visiting Researching Fellow at the US Center for…


Added by Wu Fei on April 8, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

Call for Program Committee Members

The Program Committee is looking for new members to help shape activities and programs of upcoming events and the annual symposium. This call is open to all of you who are willing to put in some effort in actively shaping and organizing events in the next two years. More information on the PC can be found here. I'm looking forward to your application. If you would like to actively participate in the PC, please send an… Continue

Added by Leo Van Audenhove on February 25, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments

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