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Internet Governance and ICANN: Emerging Policy Issues
June 18, 2010 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
A joint seminar of the Centre for European Policy Studies and the Technology Policy Institute
The Technology Policy Institute and the Centre for European Policy Studies are co-hosting “Internet Governance and ICANN: Emerging Policy Issues,” an event scheduled for June 18th at CEPS in Brussels. The conference will feature discussion on issues stemming from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) newly established operating structure under the Affirmation of Commitments. Topics will include ICANN accountability under the AoC, the role of the Internet Governance Forum and other international organizations, freedom of expression issues, and economic issues associated with the domain name system.
Participants in the event will include academics and other experts on ICANN policy issues.
To register for the event, scheduled for 10:00am to 1:00pm at CEPS, 1 Place du Congres, Brussels, please visit www.ceps.eu or contact Christopher Napoli at [email protected].
R. Shawn Gunnarson, attorney at Kirton & McConkie and specializes in information technology and telecommunications issues. He is the author of an upcoming paper on accountability and transparency issues concerning ICANN. His Policy Paper can be viewed here.
Thomas Lenard, President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. Lenard is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on telecommunications, electricity, antitrust, privacy, e-commerce and other regulatory issues. He is co-author of the paper “ICANN at a Crossroads: A Proposal for Better Governance and Performance” with New York University Professor Lawrence White.
Milton L. Mueller, Professor at School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, and a XS4All Professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is is the author of various books and articles on Internet governance issues, including, “Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace,” and “Disrupting Global Governance: The Internet Whois Service, ICANN and Privacy.” His Policy Paper can be viewed here.
Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and currently manages the CEPS Regulatory Affairs Programme. Renda is also the Rapporteur of the CEPS Task Forces on Electronic Communications, as well as the CEPS Task Forces on innovation policy, competition policy and critical infrastructure protection, and is the author of numerous papers on communications and competition issues.
Lawrence J. White, Arthur E. Imperatore Professor of Economics, at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, is a recognized expert on antitrust and competition issues in network industries. He is also the co-author of the paper “ICANN at a Crossroads: A Proposal for Better Governance and Performance” with TPI President Thomas Lenard, which can be viewed here. You may also view his Presentation here.