The Internet Governance Lab is proud to be a part of - and actively work with - the following institutions that are at the forefront of their field.

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The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is an international association of academic researchers. The network was founded in 2006 by a group of scholars, including Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn, who engaged in the WSIS, WGIG, and the IGF processes to support multidisciplinary scholarship on internet governance.

In early 2006, during the formative stages of the new UN Internet Governance Forum, emails and conversations amongst a core group that included Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Penghwa Ang, William Drake, Derrick Cogburn, Milton Mueller, Jeanette Hofmann and Ralf Bendrath, among others, began to discuss the possibility of creating an independent academic platform for Internet governance research and education (Cogburn, 2017, p.234).

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Internet society

The Internet Society was founded in 1992 by a number of people involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). From those early days, one of our principal rationales is to provide an organizational home for and financial support for the Internet standards process.

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institute on disability and public policy

The Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) at American University is a collaborative research center focused on accessible global governance, inclusive development and disability policy. It operates through an interdisciplinary American University community; the Washington, DC and New York policy communities; and an unparalleled network of multistakeholder partners around the world.

The IDPP was founded in 2011 by a vision of and with founding support from The Nippon Foundation. The Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn is Founding Executive Director of IDPP.