Fourth GigaNet Annual Symposium
14 November 2009
The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is a scholarly community which aims: (i) to promote the development of Internet Governance as a recognized interdisciplinary field of study and (ii) to facilitate the informed dialogue on policy and issues in a multistakeholder approach.
In order to fulfills its goals, since 2006, it has been organizing a collective premier research event, the GigaNet Annual Symposium at the Internet Governance Forum meetings, which is an opportunity to showcase some of the best current research on Internet Governance from around the world and provides a venue for scholars to discuss and debate these crucial issues.
Prior successful symposia in Greece (2006), Brazil (2007) and India (2008) lead us to the Fourth GigaNet Symposium to be held in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, on November 14th, 2009- one day before the IGF official opening, at Maritim Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Centre (SHICC) – Room Nile Valley. Also, we will again offer Remote Participation options for the Symposium. Links to the recordings of the remote participation are below.
Ronald J. Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski, “Beyond Denial: Introducing the Next Generation of Internet Controls”
8:00- 9:00 CREDENTIALS (All times are local to Sharm-el-Sheik. To identify the time in your location, see TimeandDatecom).
Recording of Remote Participation for Morning Sessions
9:00 – 9:15 – Opening Session
9:15 – 10:00 PANEL 1 – What is Internet Governance?
Conceptualizing Internet Governance
William J. Drake, Centre for International Governance, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Michel van Eeten, Delft University of Technology
MODERATOR: Hans Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:00 – 11:00 – KEYNOTE SPEECH
Ronald J. Deibert, Professor and Director, The Citizen Lab, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada.
Rafal Rohozinski, CEO at Psiphon Inc., Principal and CEO at The SecDev Group, Ottawa, Canada.
11:00 – 11:30 MORNING COFFEE BREAK AND POSTER SESSIONS
11:30 – 12:30 PANEL 2 – CYBERSECURITY
Andreas Schmidt, Delft University of Technology
Y.J. Park, Delft University of Technology
Do the Internet Security Alerts Have an Impact on Lowering ccTLD Security Level?
Jay Rajasekera, from International University of Japan and Suvashis Das, from Nagaoka University of Technology.
MODERATOR: John Laprise, Northwestern University in Qatar
12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH
Recording of Remote Participation for Afternoon Sessions
14:00 – 15:30 PANEL 3 – FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND INTERNET BILL OF RIGHTS
Francesca Musiani, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, MINES ParisTech
Lisa Horner, GLOBAL PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATES, LONDON
Max Senges, Stanford University, Palo Alto
W.Ph. Stol, NHL-University of Applied Sciences Leeuwarden and Open University of the Netherlands,Chair Police Studies;
H.K.W. Kaspersen, Free University Amsterdam, Computer Law Institute;
- Kerstens,NHL-University of Applied Sciences Leeuwarden
E.R. Leukfeldt, NHL-University of Applied Sciences Leeuwarden
A.R. Lodder, Free University Amsterdam, Computer Law Institute;
Karin Deutsch Karkelar andSarah G. Cook, both from Freedom House
Robert Bodle, College of Mount St. Joseph, USA. (awarded 2009 IGP fellowship)
MODERATOR: Meryem Marzouki, LIP6/PolyTIC – CNRS
15:30 – 16:30 PANEL 4 – MULTISTAKEHOLDERISM AND NEW APPROACHES
Nanette S. Levinson, International Communication Program, School of International Service, American University,
Derrick L. Cogburn, Syracuse University and American University
Elena Pavan, DSRS Unversity of Trento, Italy
Claudia Padovani, DSSP University of Padova, Italy
Dmitry Epstein, Communication, Cornell University, USA
MODERATOR: Prof. Olga Cavalli, University of Buenos Aires
16:30 – 17:00 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK AND POSTER SESSIONS
17:00 – 18:30 PANEL 5 – EMERGING ISSUES AND CLOSING SESSION
Jeanette Hofmann, London School of Economics and Political Science,
Prof. Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich
Marsha Guthrie, DiploFoundation
MODERATOR: Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus
Andrew Gordon, GlobalVote
Sergio Alves Júnior, University of Brasília – Department of Economics – Brazil
Hans Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology
Antonella Giulia Pizzaleo, Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR (National Center for Research) and Nexa Center for Internet and Society, Politecnico of Turin
Jean-Loup Samaan, French Ministry of Defense
Jing Xu, School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University
Ben Wagner, Public Administration: International and Development Administration, Universiteit Leiden.
Deirdre Williams, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Castries St Lucia
2009 Program Committee members
Milton Mueller, Syracuse University, USA – (GigaNet Chair)
Raquel Gatto, PUC/SP, Brazil – (Program Committee Chair)
Lamees El Baghdady, Modern Sciences and Arts University, Egypt – (Symposium Coordinator)
Konstantinos Komaitis, University of Strathclyde, UK – (Membership Chair)
Nanette Levinson, American University, USA
Olga Cavalli, ITBA, Argentina
Becky Lentz, McGill University, Canada
Carolina Aguerre, Universidad San Andres, Argentina
Ana Abreu, University of São Carlos – UFSCAR, Brazil