The High Politics of Internet Governance, October 30, 2015, Columbia University SIPA

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On December 15-16 in New York, the United Nations is convening a General Assembly High-Level Meeting to review the goals of the World Summit on the Information Society after a decade (WSIS+10) and to craft a future vision for the information society. Input from various stakeholders has raised questions about the future of the Internet and who will run it. This Columbia SIPA panel will explain the implications of this dialogue for Internet sustainability, security, and freedom, and how this high-level discussion connects to the planned transition of U.S. oversight in Internet governance.

This panel is being convened to discuss:

• Challenges in Internet governance due to changes in the Internet over the past decade, particularly the changing role of the United States;

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September 2015 GCIG Bangalore Meeting

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As the director of research for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, Dr. Laura DeNardis is in Bangalore, India, this week. The meetings held over three days focus on creating agenda for how to best explain sustainable cyberspace and the fact that it directly impacts economic growth in every nation.  The Global Commission on Internet Governance will work to assemble a multi stakeholder narrative that describes the importance of the Internet, the underlying technologies and how it enables our way of life. The invitation-only event is attended by other commissioners: Carl Bildt, Gordon Smith, Fen Osler Hampson, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Michael Chertoff, Dame Wendy Hall, and Tobby Simon.

Press Release: Professor Showcases Disability and Global Governance Research at UN

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Professor Derrick Cogburn, executive director of American University’s Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) at the School of International Service, unveiled key preliminary findings of the IDPP study, Accessible Global Governance: The Invisibility of Persons with
Disabilities
, during his keynote presentation at one of the world’s largest international disability community gatherings—the annual Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at UN headquarters in New York City.

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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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