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Title: "Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) - 9th Annual Symposium "


Program - 9th Annual Symposium

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and introductions

9:00 – 10:30 Theoretical session: Conceptual/Definitional papers

•             Carolina Aguerre. A framework for national mechanisms on Internet governance

•             Kirsten Gollatz, Jeanette Hofmann and Christian Katzenbach. Internet Governance as an Analytical Concept

•             Rolf Weber, Proliferation of “Internet governance”

11:00 – 12:30 Emerging scholar session: Institutional innovation in Internet governance


•             Andreas Kuehn. A New Paradigm in Securing Software Vulnerabilities – An Institutional Analysis of Emerging Bug Bounty Programs and their Implications for Cybersecurity and Internet Governance

•             Uta Meier-Hahn. Internet interconnection: how economic sociology can inform the discourse on internet governance

•             Trisha Meyer. Access and Control: The Political Economy of Online Copyright Enforcement in the European Union


12:30 – 1:30 Lunch


1:30 – 3:00 Interactive session: Multistakeholder governance and its alternatives


•             Mark Raymond, Laura Denardis and Fen Hampson. The Emergence of Contention in Global Internet Governance

•             Aaron van Klyton and Kerry Holden. Internet Governance and the African city

•             Derrick Cogburn. Uncovering the Conceptual Antecedents of the NETMundial Outcome Document on the Future of Global Internet Governance


3:30 – 5:00 Interactive session: The DNS and global Internet governance


•             Hong Xue. Trademark Protection at the Top-Level Domains: A Legal Review of the Trademark Right Objections in ICANN New gTLD Program

•            Patricia Vargas-Leon and Andreas Kuehn. Political Economy of Critical Internet Resources: South America vs. Amazon, Inc.: The battle for .AMAZON)


•             Kenneth Merrill. A Marketplace of Networks: Power and counter-power in the DNS