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#pre-AoIR: The Internet Rules, But How?

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

Full program:…


Added by Julia Pohle on September 28, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments

NETWORKS & POLITICS / BERLIN SESSION 02: Open Debate on the Politics of Encryption - Berlin - 20 July 2016

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…


Added by Julia Pohle on June 23, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Call for Contribution for GigaNet-supported AoIR preconference workshop

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


Workshop facilitators:

Dmitry Epstein,…


Added by Julia Pohle on May 26, 2016 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Open discussion on Internet fragmentation - Berlin - 17 February 2016

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…


Added by Julia Pohle on January 26, 2016 at 6:00pm — 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 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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Giganet Members at State of the Net 2011

GigaNet members Milton Mueller and Rebecca MacKinnon participated recently in the panel, "Can the US Continue to Support a Free Global Internet?", at the 2011 State of the Net conference in Washington DC.



Added by GigaNet Admin on January 21, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

2010 GigaNet Steering Committee Elections Report

Dear GigaNet Colleagues,

The 2010 election for our Steering Committee has now concluded.  I am pleased to report that we had a good level of participation, with half (50%, n=52) of our membership casting ballots in the election.  Please join me in thanking all of our members that participated in the nominations and voting process, and in congratulating the candidates who stood for election.

The voting results are as follows:

Chair (Two-Year…


Added by GigaNet Admin on December 20, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments


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