On April 15, Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis received American University’s highest honor: the 2018 Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. This University Faculty Award recognizes an outstanding faculty member who has made significant contributions in the areas of teaching, research, and service.
On April 16, Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis joined Professor Ruth L. Okediji, the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at a panel commemorating the 20th anniversary of Harvard Law Professor Dr. Lawrence Lessig's groundbreaking publication The Laws of Cyberspace.
Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Merrill, who successfully defended his dissertation on April 13 titled, Domains of Convenience: Open ccTLDs and the geopolitics of Internet governance.
On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the International Studies Association (ISA) kicks off its 59th annual convention in San Francisco and the Internet Governance Lab will be well represented with research on a range of topics from the Internet of things to Internet governance research methods.
Follow along on Twitter using the hashtags #IGL at #ISA2018.
On Friday, March 30, 2018, The Internet Governance Lab and the Washington, DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) co-hosted a symposium on "Governing the Internet of Things" (#IoTgov). Bringing together stakeholders from industry, design communities, civil society, and academia, the full-day event addressed, among other things, the transformation of Internet governance in the age of cyber-physical systems.
Video of the event is available here.
The Internet Governance Lab at American University (AU) and the Washington, DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) are co-hosting the symposium "Governing the Internet of Things" (#IoTgov) on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 9:30am-3:00pm in the Media Innovation Lab at the School of Communication McKinley Building on the AU campus.
In his 2017 book The Death of Expertise, author Tom Nichols, himself a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, traces the growth of anti-rationalism in American politics, writing, “Americans have reached a point where ignorance, especially of anything related to public policy, is an actual virtue."
The Internet Governance Lab is hosting the event "Choosing New Technologies for a Better Internet: Who Decides?" sponsored by the Washington, DC Chapter of the Internet Society on Friday, March 1, 2018 from 3:00pm-4:30pm on the American University campus in the Mary Graydon Center, Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor).
In response to last month's controversial decision by the FCC to repeal net neutrality protections put in place by the Obama administration, proponents of the now repealed rule have begun pursuing alternative avenues to preserving the principle that ISPs should treat all data flowing through their networks equally. As with other Obama-era policies ripped up by the Trump administration (e.g. the Paris Climate Accord), states and local lawmakers have stepped into this policy vacuum, including the DC city commission, which last week held hearings on a proposed resolution opposing the federal government's net neutrality repeal.
The Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy (TPRC) is seeking submissions for its 46th conference hosted at AU's Washington College of Law, September 21-22, 2018. Submissions include papers, posters, panels, a Student Paper Competition, the Graduate Student Consortium, and the Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award.
Proposals can be submitted at https://www.tprcweb.com/ through March 16th. Student Paper contest, GSC and Benton Junior Scholar submissions are due April 30th.