Dr. Derrick Cogburn Presents at 10th Internet Governance Forum Accessibility Workshop

IGF 2015 logoAssociate Professor Dr. Derrick Cogburn, executive director of the American University Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP), will participate in the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held from 9-13 November 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil. In addition to actively participating in the 2015 Annual Symposium of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) on 9 November, Dr. Cogburn will present “Breaking the Barriers and Expanding Opportunities for Education: the Southeast Asia Experience” at the workshop “Empowering the Next Billion Users by Removing Barriers to Accessibility” on 13 November from 9:00-10:30am Brasilia time.

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Freedom House to Host Freedom on the Net Conference, Wednesday 28 October 2015

Freedom HouseThe Freedom on the Net 2015 Conference will be held at Google DC on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 at 9:00am. This event will discuss the annual assessment of internet accessibility, censorship, and rights in 65 countries, which Dr. Derrick Cogburn helped to develop for Freedom House. This year’s event will also emphasize opportunities and challenges to internet freedom, including threats to U.S. foreign policy and emerging threats to digital media.

The conference will feature prominent speakers who represent various concentrations and countries, including The Honorable Brian Schatz (D-HI), United States Senate; Ross LaJeunesse, Global Head of Free Expression International & International Relations, Google; Daniel Calingaert, Executive Vice President, Freedom House; and Chinmayi Arun, Research Director, Center for Communication Governance, National Law University, Dehli.

Freedom House “works to defend human rights and promote democratic change, with a focus on political rights and civil liberties.”

For more information and registration, visit: http://freedomhouse.org.

Virtual participation also available and encouraged. Google DC is located at 25 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 
Suite 900, Washington, DC.

Derrick Cogburn Presents Special Report on Accessible Global Governance at UN SDGs Summit Side Event

The American University Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) is delighted to co-sponsor and present at the Side Event “Towards Full Inclusion of Disabled Persons in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Global Governance Processes” on 24 September 2015 in Conference Room 11 at United Nations headquarters leading up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York. IDPP Executive Director and AU SIS Associate Professor Dr. Derrick Cogburn will offer the Special Report: “Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the UN System and Broader Global Governance Processes” at the Side Event based on IDPP’s Accessible Global Governance study.

Co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN; UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA); and The Nippon Foundation, the Side Event is co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the UN; The World Bank; UNESCO (TBC); IDPP; and International Disability Alliance.

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Dr. Denardis gives insights at the Atlantic Council’s DC Workshop on a Transatlantic Digital Agenda, July 21, 2015

This morning, Dr. Denardis participated in the Atlantic Council’s DC Workshop on the Transatlantic Digital Agenda. The Atlantic Council promotes engagement and research in international relations. The Council has an important function in reviewing and remedying globally significant economic and political issues. It serves as a task force comprised of international thought leaders who help to navigate economic and political challenges of the modern world. The task force informs and shapes international community by recommending strategies on how to create a safer, wealthier and more peaceful environment. It has developed many programs and initiatives in order for international communities to understand many modern global issues.

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Press Release: Derrick Cogburn at the Forefront of Internet Governance Developments

Cogburn_NETmundial_Micby Maya Aguilar (via american.edu)

SIS Associate Professor Derrick Cogburn has been a longtime scholar of Internet governance issues. Recently, he has been involved in several significant developments in the Internet governance sphere. Earlier this year, Cogburn was selected as one of three academic representatives to the High-Level Multistakeholder Committee (HLM) of NETmundial, the 2014 Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance held from April 23-24, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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