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Dr. Laura DeNardis to Speak at 15th Annual State of the Net Conference

Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis, Professor at AU’s School of Communication, will speak on the panel “Internet Governance: Sovereignty or a New Geopolitical Order?” at the 15th Annual State of the Net Conference on January 29, 2019 hosted at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

NetGov Lab Welcomes AU Fulbright Fellow Mr. Emir Sfaxi as a Fellow and Global Scholar

The Internet Governance Lab is pleased to welcome Emir Sfaxi, a Fulbright Fellow at American University, as a fellow and global scholar. Mr. Sfaxi has dedicated his career to public policy, ICT, and governance, and is a public policy consultant focusing on digital development, open government, and data analysis.

NetGov Lab Co-Sponsors WCL Book Talk “The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust”

The AU Internet Governance Lab is co-sponsoring the Washington College of Law (WCL)-hosted book talk “The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust” authored by Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The book talk will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 5:30pm-9:00pm in the WCL Warren Building Room NT01.

Dr. Laura DeNardis Speaks at 30th Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research & Learning

Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis served as a panelist in a luncheon conversation on the scholar-teacher ideal moderated by AU President Sylvia Burwell during the 30th Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research & Learning hosted by AU’s Center for Teaching, Research and Learning. The conference took place on Friday, January 11, 2019 at American University.

Faculty Director Dr. Nanette Levinson Designs New Seminar on Global Governance and the Internet

Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Nanette S. Levinson, Associate Professor at American University’s School of International Service, is designing a new First Year Seminar entitled "Governing Globally: Internet, International Organization, Interests and Beyond." The three-credit SIS-106 seminar, which will be offered in Spring 2019, is designed to have undergraduate students produce a written, evidence-based policy brief related to Internet governance issues and conduct an oral briefing.

“Internet Universality” Talk by Dr. Mawaki Chango, Digital Identity and Internet Governance Scholar

The AU Internet Governance Lab and Institute on Disability and Public Policy are proud to host digital identity and Internet governance scholar Dr. Mawaki Chango on campus on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm for a talk entitled “Internet Universality” in Room 117 of the Don Meyers Technology & Innovation Building. Dr. Chango is Founder & Managing Director of DigiLexis Consulting.

Applications Open for 2019 Cyber 9/12 Strategic Challenge

Applications are now being accepted through October 23, 2018 for the AU student teams that will compete in the 2019 Cyber 9/12 Strategic Challenge, which will be held in Washington, DC in March 2019. Established in 2013 in a partnership between The Atlantic Council and AU’s School of International Service, this event is the premier international affairs simulation in which students develop policy options in a dynamic international crisis scenario that has a strong cyber element. Faculty Fellow Dr. Eric Novotny leads the AU student teams.

Internet Gov Lab Welcomes New Associate Director and Doctoral Researcher

The AU Internet Governance Lab is pleased to welcome its inaugural Associate Director Dr. Kenneth Merrill to its team, as well as Doctoral Researcher Asvatha Babu this year. Both will play integral roles in advancing the research agenda and programmatic offerings of the Lab. Dr. Merrill holds a PhD in communication from American University (AU)’s School of Communication (SOC), and Ms. Babu is a PhD student at SOC and graduated with her MA from the AU School of International Service.

Faculty Fellow Dr. Nathalie Japkowicz Co-Edits IEEE Special Issue on Data Mining for Cybersecurity

The IEEE Special Issue on Data Mining for Cybersecurity (IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 33, Issue No. 02, March/April 2018) co-edited by Internet Governance Lab Faculty Fellow Dr. Nathalie Japkowicz has now been published. Dr. Japkowicz, Professor in the Department of Computer Science at American University, co-edited the volume with Dr. Yuval Elovici, Professor in Software and Information Systems Engineering and Director of the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

AU SOC Invites Applications for a Full-Time, Tenured Associate or Full Professor Position

The School of Communication (SOC) at American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. invites applications for a full-time, tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning August 1, 2019. Applicants should have a PhD in Communication, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, or a related field. Tenure eligible in Media, Policy and Justice.