AU Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn presented “Analyzing Trends and Topics in Internet Governance and Cybersecurity Debates in Twelve Years of the Internet Governance Forum” at the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) on Friday, January 11, 2019. Among multiple other roles and presentations at the conference, Dr. Cogburn co-led the Minitrack on Text Mining and Data Analytics.
Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn, Professor at the AU School of International Service and Kogod School of Business, will participate in the 13th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (#IGF2018) hosted by the Government of France at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from November 12-14, 2018. Dr. Cogburn will play a multifaceted role, including speaking at a Disco-tech event on disability and Internet accessibility; presenting at a DCAD workshop; and moderating a Giganet panel on Cybersecurity and Sovereignty.
Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis, Professor at the AU School of Communication (SOC), will offer a keynote address at the inaugural conference “Novel Horizons: Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace” hosted by The Hague Program for Cyber Norms at Leiden University in The Hague, Netherlands. She will be joined by Faculty Fellow Dr. Tim Maurer and Doctoral Researcher Erica Diya Basu at the conference taking place from November 5-7, 2018.
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.
NetGov Lab faculty and doctoral students presented “Internet Governance Policy Research Impacts: Mapping, Methods and Messages” at the 46th Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy (#TPRC46) hosted by American University's Washington College of Law (WCL) on September 22, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:30pm. Faculty Fellow Professor Fernando Laguarda serves as Chair of the TPRC Board. Under his leadership, #TPRC46 welcomed over 300 participants from across the country and around the world representing industry, academia, government, and civil society.
AU Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis presented on cybersecurity and corporate governance during her session “The Internet of Things: Cyber Flashpoints in the Information Age” to high-level Board of Director executives from Latin America at the Yale School of Management’s Corporate Governance Program on Thursday, September 13, 2018.
Internet Governance Lab Director Dr. Laura DeNardis, AU School of Communication Professor, and Faculty Fellow Jennifer Daskal, Associate Professor of Law at AU Washington College of Law, are co-teaching the COMM-696/LAW-795CY weekly seminar "Cyber Flash Points" this semester, which examines the growing body of interdisciplinary literature and theory around global cyber governance. Each class opens with a 15-minute flash talk explaining how the technical architecture of the Internet works.
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.
Harlo Holmes, Director of Newsroom Digital Security at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, led a Digital Security Clinic on Friday, October 13 at American University’s School of Communication. The session was co-sponsored by AU’s Internet Governance Lab, the Center for Media & Social Impact and the Internet Society of Washington, DC.