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2022 Annual GigaNet Symposium (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – hybrid)

28 NOVEMBER (Banquet Hall A, United Nations Conference Centre & Online)

ADDIS ABABA LOCAL TIMES (UTC +3) INDICATED BELOW

10h     WELCOME REMARKS / INTRODUCTION

10h10   THE CONTESTED GOVERNANCE OF DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Chair: Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa and Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town

Discussant: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus

11h30   BREAK

11h40   DIPLOMACY AND PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW ERA OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE

Chair: Yik Chan Chin, Beijing Normal University

Discussant: Ayden Ferdeline, Humanity in Action / Alfred Landecker Foundation

13h00  LUNCH BREAK 

14h10   PERSPECTIVES  ON DATA GOVERNANCE AROUND THE WORLD

Chair: Jan Aart Scholte, Global Transformations and Governance Challenges, Leiden University

Discussant: Dmitry Epstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

15h20   BREAK

15h25   GIGANET BUSINESS MEETING 

16h20   CONCLUSION

We look forward to the symposium and to your participation!

GigaNet Program Committee 2022 

Program Chair: Roxana Radu, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Berna Akcali Gur 

Yik Chan Chin

Andrea Calderaro

Corinne Cath

Dmitry Epstein 

Patricia Esteve-Gonzalez 

Giovanni De Gregorio

Robert Gorwa 

Matthias C. Kettemann

Hans Klein

Nanette Levinson 

Jun Liu 

Ashwin Mathew

Trust Matsilele 

Trisha Meyer 

Riccardo Nanni 

Gianluigi Negro

Niels ten Oever 

Daniel Oppermann 

Jim Quirk

Julia Pohle 

Gnanajeyaraman Rajaram

Michèle Rioux

Mauro Santaniello 

Jamal Shahin 

Jat Singh

Edison Tabra 

Patricia Adriana Vargas Leon 

Rolf H. Weber