Events

Past NoC Events

Internet policy in Latin America: Between borderless governance and national initiatives

This seminar looks at the challenges for addressing Internet governance with national policy instruments and institutions. There are increased efforts to localize the Internet governance regime, both from legislatures and in courts. At the same time, the international regime is in transition towards greater institutionalization and away from its U.S. roots. In addition the stakes are much higher after the revelations of widespread surveillance by security agencies.

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Symposium on Human Rights & the Internet in India

On January 17, 2015 the Center for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi in collaboration with the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers, the UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Communication and Information at the University of Hamburg, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Hans Bredow Institute, University of Hamburg will host a pubic symposium on “Human Rights and Internet in India” as a Network of Centers (NoC) regional event.

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International Regulatory Trends on Personal Data Protection

On November 14, 2014 the Center of Studies in Informatics Law, University of Chile’s Law School will host a pubic symposium on “International Regulatory Trends on Personal Data Protection” as a Network of Centers (NoC) regional event. The event convenes a diverse group of collaborators working on Internet & society issues in Chile, the surrounding region, and internationally.

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The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem

On October 2, 2014 the Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers will host an academic symposium on “The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem” as part of an ongoing Network of Centers (NoC) events series on the future of Internet governance.

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Perspectives on Internet Governance and Research (IGF Istanbul, Host Country Session)

For almost as long as there has been an Internet governance ecosystem, there have been researchers and academics studying and assessing it. Today's researchers are expanding connections between the study of Internet governance and that of governance more broadly. Additionally, Internet governance scholarship is increasingly seeking to offer more concrete guidance and resources that could be used to help build innovative tools for participation.

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Online Intermediaries Workshop

“Online Intermediaries”, a two-day workshop, will analyze and evaluate different approaches to regulating online intermediaries, from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to search engines, based on a comparative analysis of different regulatory regimes around the world.

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Moving Towards a Collaborative Internet Governance Ecosystem: Contributions by the Academic Community and Next Steps

Several members of the NoC met on May 22, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey to coordinate our research efforts for examining existing and potential models of distributed collaborative governance aimed at informing the evolution of – and current debate around – the distributed and collaborative Internet governance ecosystem.

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Academic Roundtable on Multistakeholder Internet Governance Models, Mechanisms, and Issues

Immediately following NETmundial, this roundtable addressed the following goals: (a) to develop a synthesis of discussions following the Brazil conference, which could contribute to efforts aimed at channeling the outcomes from the Brazilian meeting into the overall WSIS review process; (b) to reflect on possible frameworks for Internet Governance and evaluate them against widely accepted principles (e.g.

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Brazil-Germany Meeting on Internet Governance

In preparation for NETmundial, the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, with support from the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI-Br), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), this meeting addressed Internet governance principles and a roadmap for a further evolution of the ecosystem. The closed morning session addressed such questions as: (a) How can the Brazilian model for Internet Governance inform the global Internet Governance debates?

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Chances and Risks of Social Participation

Participation is a key issue within Internet research and hence also for the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. For this reason the institute is going to host a thematically focused meeting on Chances and Risks of Social Participation in Berlin on 22 November 2013 in co-operation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

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