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Sunday, December 17 • 09:00 - 18:00
The 12th Annual Symposium of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

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Organization: GigaNet

Title: The 12th Annual Symposium of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network


GigaNet is an international association of academic researchers founded in 2006 to support multidisciplinary research on Internet governance. Its membership includes researchers from all over the world who are contributing to local, regional and international debates on Internet Governance. The theme of this year’s Symposium is "INTERNET GOVERNANCE IN A TIME OF GLOBAL REORDERING."

Symposium Schedule

9:00 – 9:10  Welcome

Marianne Franklin, Giganet Steering Committee Chair, and Milton Mueller, Program Committee Chair

9:10 – 9:30 Digital Trade
Jeremy Malcolm: Contested Meanings of Inclusiveness, Accountability and Transparency in Trade Policymaking

9:35 – 10:20 The ICANN regime

Undra Baasanjav: International Domain Names (IDNs) and Language Rights
Aaron van Klyton, Soomaree and Arrieta Paredes: The multistakeholder model of Internet governance, ICANN, and the business sector: Practices of hegemonic power 

10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break 

10:50 – 11:35 The ICANN regime (continued)

Jan Aarte Scholte: Complex Hegemony: The IANA Transition in Global Internet Governance
Mark Datysgeld : Understanding the role of States in Global Internet Governance: ICANN as a case study

11:40 – 12:30 Governance of personal data

 René Mahieu, Hadi Asgahri and Michel van Eeten: MAPPED: Creating an evidence base for assessing the effectiveness of the right of access for transparency and user control
Amanda Nunes Lopes Espiñeira Lemos and Lahis Pasquali Kurtz: Sovereignty over personal data in Brazil 

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch 

Poster session:

  • Hans Klein: A Holistic Model of Internet Development and Governance
  • Rafael Prince and Nathalia Patrício: Net neutralities: no neutral definition
  • Brenden Kuerbis and Farzaneh Badiei: Mapping the cybersecurity institutional landscape
  • Raphael Beauregard-Lacroix: Who Owns the Addresses? The IPv4 Addresses Distribution Process, Its Actors and Their Legal Entitlements

2:00 – 2:45  Sovereignty in cyberspace

Stéphane Couture and Sophie Toupin: What Does the Concept of “Sovereignty” Mean in Digital, Network and Technological Sovereignty? 
Sara Solmone: Fulfilling freedom of expression online: The problem of access-based jurisdictional approach in Internet-related cases

2:50 – 4:00  Governance by private actors

Kseniia Ermoshina and Francesca Musiani: Standardizing by running code: The Signal protocol
Louise Marie Hurel and Luisa Lobato: Unpacking Cybernorms: Private companies as norms entrepreneurs
Natasha Tusikov: Internet Firms as Global Regulators

4:00 – 5:15 National regimes

Fabricio Solagna and Diego R. Canabarro: The participation of nongovernmental stakeholders in Internet governance in Brazil: An assessment of CGI.br’s elections 
Yik Chan Chin and Changfeng Chen: Internet Governance in China: Exploration of Power Relationship 
Gianluigi Negro: The Global Construction of the Chinese Internet, 1994 – 2014

5:10 – 6:00  GigaNet business meeting


Session Organizers
avatar for Milton Mueller

Milton Mueller

Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
Milton Mueller is the O.G. of I.G. He directs the Internet Governance Project, a center for research and engagement on global Internet governance. Mueller's books Will the Internet Fragment? (Polity, 2017), Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press... Read More →

Sunday December 17, 2017 09:00 - 18:00 CET
Salle 15 Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG)