On Friday, January 25, the Internet Governance Lab hosted Dr Emma L. Briant at a roundtable discussion where she presented her work on the “Propaganda Machine: The Hidden Story of Cambridge Analytica and the Digital Influence Industry.”
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.
Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis and Ms. Samantha Bradshaw, D.Phil. candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute have co-published a paper titled "Privacy by Infrastructure: The Unresolved Case of the Domain Name System" in Policy & Internet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctoral student Brian Hughes was interviewed on NPR All Things Considered on November 8, 2018 in the story “Gab Server Subpoenaed By Pennsylvania Attorney General.” Hughes, who studies the alt-right’s presence on the Internet, discussed so-called “censorship free” social media sites, the business and financial implications of controversies linked to these sites, and the dangers of these implications for democracy overall.
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.