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2009 Annual Symposium

Fourth GigaNet Annual Symposium
Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt
14 November 2009
PAPERS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!If you have any questions regarding the Symposium, please send a message to giganetPC2009@gmail.com
 
 
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.
 
 
Symposium Program
 
KEYNOTE SPEECH:
Ronald J. Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski, "Beyond Denial: Introducing the Next Generation of Internet Controls"
(last updated November 9th, 2009)
 
 
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 
 
Why the Field of Internet Governance is not About Internet Governance
Michel van Eeten, Delft University of Technology
 
MODERATOR: Hans Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology
 
10:00 - 11:00 - KEYNOTE SPEECH
"Beyond Denial: Introducing the Next Generation of Internet Controls"
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
 
More than a feeling - conceptualizing Internet security governance
Andreas Schmidt, Delft University of Technology 
 
Who Provides National Cyber Security? 
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
 
The Internet Bill of Rights Project: A Way to Reconcile Natural Freedoms and Needs for Regulation?
Francesca Musiani, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, MINES ParisTech
 
The ethical dimensions of internet governance: the utility of the human rights framework.
Lisa Horner, GLOBAL PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATES, LONDON
Max Senges, Stanford University, Palo Alto
 
Governmental Filtering of Websites: the Dutch Case
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;
J. 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;
 
Assessing Internet Controls in a Comparative Perspective: The development of Freedom House's pilot index of global internet and digital media freedom
Karin Deutsch Karkelar andSarah G. Cook, both from Freedom House
 
Social Media and Global Internet Governance: innovations and limitations
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
 
Evaluating Internet Governance innovation: the Internet Governance Forum and the construction of collaboration
Nanette S. Levinson, International Communication Program, School of International Service, American University,
Derrick L. Cogburn, Syracuse University and American University
 
Down on the mapping road.] - Progresses and challenges of mapping Internet governance within theGlobal Media and Communication Governance landscape.
Elena Pavan, DSRS Unversity of Trento, Italy
Claudia Padovani, DSSP University of Padova, Italy
 
Defining the elephant: Discourse analysis of the Internet Governance - Debate at the World Telecommunication Policy Forum 2009
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
 
Before the sky falls down: a 'constitutional dialogue' over the depletion of Internet addresses
Jeanette Hofmann, London School of Economics and Political Science,
 
Extension of Traditional "Internet Governance" to the Internet of Things
Prof. Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich
 
Internet Governance and Social Development: Is this the Forgotten Key? The Impact on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean
Marsha Guthrie, DiploFoundation
 
MODERATOR: Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus
 
 
 
POSTERS
 
Thoughts on the future of ICTs, human social behaviour and global governance.
Andrew Gordon, GlobalVote
 
The Law & Economics of cyber-security and privacy
Sergio Alves Júnior, University of Brasília - Department of Economics - Brazil
 
Internet Governance Typology: A Conceptual Framework for Practical Policy Analysis
Hans Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology
 
Internet Governance: a complex approach
Antonella Giulia Pizzaleo, Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR (National Center for Research) and Nexa Center for Internet and Society, Politecnico of Turin
From cyberpiracy to cyberattacks: Political science and the challenge of cyberwarfare
Jean-Loup Samaan, French Ministry of Defense
 
Regulating Internet Cafes in Mainland China: The Issues of Special Administrative Measures
Jing Xu, School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University
 
Stunting Economic Development south of the Mediterranean: The impact of internet censorship on e-business and e-commerce
Ben Wagner, Public Administration: International and Development Administration, Universiteit Leiden.
 
Nothing new under the sun: Jose Ortega y Gasset and the governance of the internet.
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
 
 
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