NetGov Lab Hosts Symposium on Governing the Internet of Things #IoTgov

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.

Dr. Aram Sinnreich Testifies in Support of D.C. Net Neutrality Resolution

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by the FCC to repeal net neutrality protections put in place by the Obama administration, proponents of the now repealed rule have begun pursuing alternative avenues to preserving the principle that ISPs should treat all data flowing through their networks equally.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. 

TPRC Announces Call for Papers

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 through March 16th. Student Paper contest, GSC and Benton Junior Scholar submissions are due April 30th.

SOC Alumnus Dr. Luis Hestres Discusses Net Neutrality on Texas Public Radio

Discussing the implications of the proposed repeal on Texas Public Radio’s “The Source” on Monday, SOC alumnus and professor in digital communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio Dr. Luis Hestres described net neutrality as “the principle that internet service providers can’t discriminate against any type of data that flows through their networks.”

Faculty Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn Speaks at OU Cyber Governance and Policy Center

Internet Governance Lab Co-Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn, who holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor in the School of International Service and Kogod School of Business, returned to his home state to speak on multistakeholder global governance and policy issues at the University of Oklahoma and University of Central Oklahoma on November 13-14, 2017.

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Andrew Rens on “Emerging Issues in the Internet of Things” at The Centre for Internet & Society

AU Internet Governance Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Andrew Rens gave a talk on “Emerging Issues in the Internet of Things” at the Centre for Internet & Society in Bengaluru, India on October 23, 2017. The talk was based on his research about the complex problems that are emerging around the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), including ownership and control, privacy and surveillance, and ubiquity and network fragility.