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Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)
Roxana Radu, GigaNet 2020 Program Chair
The Global Internet Governance Academic Network annual symposium features cutting-edge research on Internet & data governance, regulation, COVID-19 responses and more.
To attend, please register here AND complete your IGF registration by adding the GigaNet session to your Personal Schedule on the IGF platform.
The full program is available at: https://www.giga-net.org/2020-annual-giganet-symposium-program-katowice-poland-remote/ .It consists of 23 presentations on the latest academic research on Internet governance topics, clustered around 6 panels (ran in parallel):
(A1) Platform governance;
(B1) Internet Governance and the COVID-19 Pandemic;
(A2) Data governance;
(B2) Stakeholders and their role in Internet Governance;
(A3) Governing standards and infrastructure;
(B3) Cyberconflict and cybersecurity.
You are kindly invited to join us for a half-day of inspiring academic and policy discussions!
2020 GIGANET SYMPOSIUM - PROGRAM (updated 1 November)
13:40-13:55 UTC – Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Dmitry Epstein, GigaNet Chair
Roxana Radu, GigaNet Program Chair 2020
14:00-15:15 UTC – parallel sessions 1
PANEL A1: PLATFORM GOVERNANCE
Chair: Meri Baghdasaryan, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (United States)
Discussant: Peng Hwa Ang, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
- The Regulatory Politics of Platform Content Governance: Institutional and Normative Constraints in the German NetzDG Process. Robert Gorwa, University of Oxford (United Kingdom).
- YouTube is not yet regulated by Ukrainian law: Internet regulation in the proposed draft law of Ukraine on the media. Svitlana Jaroszynski, Florida State University (United States).
- Democratic legitimacy and global platform regulation. Blayne Haggart, Brock University (Canada) and Clara Iglesias Keller, WZB Berlin Social Science Center (Germany).
- Reforming the liability of non-hosting intermediaries. Sebastian Felix Schwemer, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Tobias Mahler, University of Oslo (Norway) and Håkon Styri, Norwegian National Security Authority.
PANEL B1: INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Chair: Yik Chan Chin, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China)
Discussant: Alejandro Pisanty, National Autonomous University of Mexico
- Common Grounds to Protect IXPs: The Key for the Internet Resilience in Times of COVID 19. Patricia Vargas Leon, Information Society Project, Yale Law School and Tufts University (United States).
- When reality hits: the demands brought by Covid-19 and the lack of guaranteed Internet access in Brazil. Laura Pereira, UNESP (Brazil).
- Literature review and coding analyses of COVID-19 tracking mobile application of India. Abhishek Royal, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia) and Mohammad Atif Aleem, Tata Consultancy Services (India).
15:20-16:35 UTC – parallel sessions 2
PANEL A2: DATA GOVERNANCE
Chair: Ioana Stupariu, Central European University (Austria)
Discussant: Claudio Lucena, Paraiba State University (Brazil) & FCT (Portugal)
- From pandemic control to data-driven governance: the case of Health Code in China. Wanshu Cong, McGill University (Canada).
- A Data Sharing Discipline. Steven Weber, University of California, Berkeley (United States).
- Conceptualizing beneficial interests in the political economy of data: A theoretical inquiry. Arindrajit Basu and Amber Sinha, Centre for Internet & Society (India).
- The disregarded global potential of data protection law. Stephan Koloßa, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany).
PANEL B2: STAKEHOLDERS AND THEIR ROLE IN INTERNET GOVERNANCE
Chair: Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa & University of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance (South Africa)
Discussant: Rasha Abdulla, American University in Cairo (Egypt)
- The role of the epistemic communities in the ‘constitutionalization’ of Internet Governance: the case of the EU High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. Nicola Palladino, University of Salerno (Italy).
- Idea entrepreneurs: the case of the 2020 United Nations OEWG and Cybersecurity. Nanette Levinson, American University (United States).
- What is civil society and who represents civil society at the IGF? An analysis of typologies of civil society in Internet Governance. Nadia Tjahja, UNU-CRIS, VUB, Sunium (Netherlands), Trisha Meyer IES, VUB (Belgium), and Jamal Shahin, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands).
- Internet Governance in the “Post-Truth Era”: analyzing key topics in “Fake News” discussions at IGF. Chelsea Horne, American University (United States).
16:40-17:55 UTC – parallel sessions 3
PANEL A3 – GOVERNING STANDARDS & INFRASTRUCTURE
Chair: Bruna Santos, Coalizão Direitos na Rede (Brazil)
Discussant: Farzaneh Badii, Yale University (United States)
- What rules the Internet? A study of the troubled relation between web standards and legal instruments in the field of privacy. Julien Rossi, COSTECH-UTC (France).
- Rising China and the global Internet: assessing China’s challenge to the global Internet Governance system and the international liberal order. Riccardo Nanni, University of Bologna (Italy).
- The Technology We Choose to Create: Human Rights Advocacy in the Internet Engineering Task Force. Corinne Cath, University of Oxford (United Kingdom).
- Norm conflict in the governance of complex, transnational, and distributed infrastructures: the case of Internet routing. Niels ten Oever, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands).
PANEL B3: CYBERCONFLICT & CYBERSECURITY
Chair: Amit Sheniak, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Discussant: Carolina Ines Aguerre, GCR21-UniDUE (Germany) and CETYS UDESA (Argentina)
- Proliferation of cyber norms: limitations of traditional diplomacy in discussing cyberconflict. Stefania Grottola, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva (Switzerland).
- Information as power: evolving US military information operations and their implications for global Internet governance. Milton Mueller and Karl Grindal, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States).
- Cybersecurity governance through principles of international law. Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich (Switzerland).
- Cybersecurity capacity building: cross-national benefits and international divides. William Dutton, Sadie Creese, Patricia Esteve-Gonzalez, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), and Ruth Shillair, Quello Center, Michigan State University (United States).
18:00-19:00 UTC – GigaNet business meeting
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