UN High-Level Meeting on WSIS+10 Review

Dr. Derrick Cogburn, AU SIS associate professor and executive director of the AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy, is attending the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Overall Review of the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10) from 15-16 December 2015 at UN headquarters in New York. The meeting discusses WSIS outcomes implementation, including progress, challenges and future actions.

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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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Dispatch from the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 21-25, 2015

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Dr. Laura DeNardis with some of her doctoral students and postdoctoral researcher and former AU SOC student Tijana Milosevic

At this year’s Association of Internet Researchers conference, Dr. Laura DeNardis and several of her doctoral students presented current projects on Internet governance. During a panel titled “Doing Internet Governance – STS-informed Perspectives on Ordering the Net”, Dr. DeNardis and doctoral candidate Andrea Hackl discussed the need to investigate the mediation of LGBT rights at the deeper level of Internet governance rather than the content level. In a session on privacy, doctoral candidate Tatevik Sargsyan discussed different data localization proposals by governments. In this context, Tatevik argued that governments use concerns over privacy and security to pursue their political and economic agenda. Postdoctoral researcher and former AU SOC doctoral student Tijana Milosevic presented on tools used by social media to respond to cyberbullying incidents on the platforms. Together with American University Professors Dr. Patricia Aufderheide and Dr. Aram Sinnreich as well as Dr. Benjamin Burroughs from the University of Iowa, Tijana also presented on attitudes on use and copying of copyrighted material.Read More »

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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