Governments and Internet Governance

Governments and Internet Governance

The Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) and the Institute of International Economic Policy (IIEP) present Governments and Internet Governance in Washington DC on 26 January 2015.

Despite their long experience in global and domestic governance, policymakers from many nations struggle to find their way in Internet governance. On one hand, only governments can join international organizations such as the UN or WTO. However, the same governments do not have a privileged role in Internet governance institutions such as the Internet Governance Forum (IGF); the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); or the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), where governments are just one among many actors. Meanwhile, many other stakeholders are increasingly concerned about increased participation by governments in the technical infrastructure and governance bodies that underpin the Internet. This event will examine several different perspectives on participation by governments in Internet governance.

Amr Aljowaily, Embassy of Egypt, NYC;
Sally Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development, Internet Society;
Veni Markowski, Bulgaria, VP for UN Engagement, ICANN;
Andrea Gloriosio, EU Commission;
Carolina de Cresce El Debs, Embassy of Brazil;
David Satola, The World Bank.

Nancy Scola, The Washington Post.


Internet Society North America Regional Bureau


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