New Paper: Internet Architecture as Proxy for State Power

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Internet Freedom in the Age of Internet Control 

The Internet is no longer just a communication system. It is also a control system in which more objects than people are connected to the network. Society is moving from a world in which content is digitally mediated to one in which all of life is digitally mediated. Beneath content, the Internet’s physical and logical infrastructure is the technical scaffolding holding up basic systems of finance, commerce, transportation, industrial control systems, and surveillance technologies, as well as social interactions and access to knowledge.

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Press release: Laura DeNardis receives the Google Faculty Research Award

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(via american.edu) WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12 2015) — American University’s Dr. Laura DeNardis, Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Communication, is the recipient of a prestigious Google Faculty Research Award for her project “The Destabilization of Internet Governance.” As an information engineer and social scientist, her research studies the social and political implications of Internet technical architecture and governance.

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Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2-5

photoThe Ninth Annual IGF Meeting (IGF 2014) was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2-5 September 2014. The overarching theme for the meeting was: “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance.

Our co-directors, Dr. Laura DeNardis and Dr. Derrick Cogburn were both there presenting their respective new papers. Both were included in the session entitled “Multistakeholder governance and its alternatives.”

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New Book: THE GLOBAL WAR FOR INTERNET GOVERNANCE by Laura DeNardis

Global War CoverTHE GLOBAL WAR FOR INTERNET GOVERNANCE

The Internet has transformed the manner in which information is exchanged and business is conducted, arguably more than any other communication development in the past century. Despite its wide reach and powerful global influence, it is a medium uncontrolled by any one centralized system, organization, or governing body, a reality that has given rise to all manner of free-speech issues and cybersecurity concerns. The conflicts surrounding Internet governance are the new spaces where political and economic power is unfolding in the twenty-first century. Read More »