Digital Rights

Research Publications

Media Coverage


United Nations Conference Side Event on "Data, Disability and Development" - June 13, 2018
Co-Sponsored by the Internet Governance Lab

"Empowering Citizenship in Our Shared Digital Future" Conference - April 3, 2018
Hosted at American University (AU) and co-organized by Internet Governance Lab Faculty Fellow Andrii Paziuk and the AU Washington College of Law

"Borders and Bits" Roundtable by Professor Jennifer Daskal - January 24, 2018
Hosted at American University as part of the Internet Governance Lab's Roundtable Series

“Circumventing Censorship with New Technologies” Roundtable by Dr. Eric Novotny - November 16, 2017
Hosted at American University as part of the Internet Governance Lab's Roundtable Series

Data Hygiene Clinic - October 13, 2017
Hosted at American University by the Internet Governance Lab in collaboration with the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Center for Media and Social Impact, and the Internet Society Washington, D.C. Chapter
Recap Summary: Data Hygiene Clinic


Lab Scholars Present Research at 68th Annual International Communications Association Conference - May 24-28, 2018
Faculty Fellows Dr. Patricia Aufderheide and Dr. Aram Sinnreich present papers on weaponizing intellectual property, copyright and fair use, censorship and free speech, and multistakeholder governance.

Student Dissertation Research

PhD student Erica Diya Basu won the Third Top Student Paper Award at the 2018 International Communications Association Conference for her paper Public Diplomacy’s Digital Turn, a qualitative case study of the U.S. Embassy India’s 2015 digital diplomacy campaign on climate change.

PhD student Dr. Isabelle Zaugg successfully defended her dissertation Digitizing Ethiopic: Coding for Linguistic Continuity in the Face of Digital Extinction - June 14, 2017

PhD student Dr. Tatevik Sargsyan successfully defended her dissertation Exploring Multistakeholderism Through the Evolution of Information Intermediaries’ Privacy Policies - December 2, 2016


Accessibility, privacy, speech, weaponizing IP; Online Accessibility Gov (Derrick); Privacy-Kathryn Montgomery‘s work on wearables and youth social media policy; censorship/free speech; intellectual property- Pat Aufderheide- lead and she has a description of the program and can tell you what articles and books and events to include.