Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)
Roxana Radu, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, academia, WEOG Ioana Stupariu, GigaNet Steering Committee, non-profit, Eastern European Group Yik Chan Chin, Beijing Normal University's School of Journalism and Communication, academia, Asia and Pacific Group Dmitry Epstein, Department of Communication & Journalism and the Federmann School of Public Policy & Governance, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, academia, WEOG
The speakers for this academic conference come from all regional groups - we engage a diverse group of rising and established researchers that are competitively selected through a blind peer-review process.
Yik Chan Chin, Beijing Normal University's School of Journalism and Communication, academia, Asia and Pacific Group (TBC)
Ioana Stupariu, GigaNet Steering Committee, non-profit, Eastern European Group
Roxana Radu, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, academia, WEOG
Targets: In relation to SDG 9.1, 9.5, the research presented at the GigaNet Annual symposium aims to strengthen research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for equitable access for all. In-depth research related to infrastructure, case studies highlighting technology and policy choices in developed and developing countries, as well as innovative technology governance solutions can contribute to achieving the SDGs at a time when digital technologies have become a key platform for their realisation. In relation to SDG 16.6, 16.8 and 16.10, evidence from robust research can enhance accountability and transparency of Internet governance-related institutions at all level, ensuring a diversity of voices from both developed and developing countries can be heard. Importantly, such research contributions also enhance access to information for the general public and protection of fundamental rights in areas for which regulation, legislation and case law is nascent.
academic conference (presentation of research papers and discussion)
GigaNet's annual symposium features academic papers and discussions on key Internet/digital governance-related topics, including the IGF 2022 focus areas.
ADDIS ABABA LOCAL TIMES (UTC +3) INDICATED BELOW
28 NOVEMBER (hybrid format)
10h WELCOME REMARKS / INTRODUCTION
10h10 THE CONTESTED GOVERNANCE OF DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE
- Development aid and fiber-optic network providers: China, the World Bank, and the ICT sector in Africa – Stephanie Arnold (University of Bologna)
- What we owe each other: equitable access to secure, affordable, and reliable LEO broadband satellite services – Berna Akcali Gur (Queen Mary University of London) and Joanna Kulesza (University of Lodz)
- Power plays, industrial strategy, and the appropriation of open software in the making of Open RAN. The case of Japanese industry in 5G standardisation – Riccardo Nanni (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
- Encoding Privacy: Tech Workers as Co-Regulators in Data Protection Regulations – Rohan Grover (USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism)
- AI politics and sanctions: comparing the cases of Russia and Iran – Radomir Bolgov and Olga Filatova (Saint Petersburg University)
11h40 DIPLOMACY AND PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW ERA OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE
- An Agent of Change: Youth Meta-participation at the Internet Governance Forum – Nadia Tjahja and Diana Potjomkina (United Nations University – CRIS)
- Politics of citations: A gender analysis of the conference proceedings of the Internet Governance Research Network (REDE) in Brazil – Fernanda Rosa (Virginia Tech), Kimberly Anastácio (American University), Maria Vitória Pereira de Jesus (UNIMONTES) and Hemanuel Veras (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
- Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace: Engaging the Private Sector Through Tech Diplomacy – Stefania Grottola (University of Geneva)
- Roles in the Digital Space: Symbolic Interactionist Role theory and Norms of Sovereignty – Sophie Hoogenboom (United Nations University- CRIS)
- Safe space by design? Federated architectures as alternative socio-technical models for content moderation governance – Ksenia Ermoshina and Francesca Musiani (Center for Internet and Society, French National Centre for Scientific Research)
13h00 LUNCH BREAK
14h10 PERSPECTIVES ON DATA GOVERNANCE AROUND THE WORLD
- Trade Diplomacy Implications of Data Sovereignty & Data Localization – Robert A. Rogowsky, Stephanie Teeuwen and Katarina Zomer (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey)
- East Wind, West Wind. Avoiding a new technological cold war – María del Pilar Rodriguez Pita and Jorge Emiliano Pérez Martínez (Internet Governance Forum Spain)
- Co-production for Artificial Intelligence project implementation: lessons from Latin America – Maria Esther Cervantes, Fabrizio Scrollini (Latin American Open Data Initative) and Carla Bonina (University of Surrey)
- The aftermath of pandemic data disclosure: Towards a data governance framework for equitable datacultures – Jeehyun Jenny Lee (University of Washington)
15h25 GIGANET BUSINESS MEETING
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