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. Today, Internet governance debates reach the highest policy levels and are prominently covered by the general media. These changes raise several questions. What are the regulatory and institutional building blocks for current debates? How are domestic debates articulating with global policy discussions and its institutions? Which stakeholders are being represented and how? What are the mechanisms for policy coordination within Latin America? Have the mechanisms for policy coordination between the national, regional and international spheres been effective? How to protect national jurisdiction while avoiding Internet fragmentation?
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This seminar was organized as a Network of Centers regional meeting by Center for Global Communication Studies at University of Pennsylvania and the Centro de Tecnología y Sociedad, Universidad de San Andrés.
This seminar was held on 24 April 2015 at the Auditorium of the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. See the location in the map here.
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Programme | Friday, 24th April | Buenos Aires
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and welcome
9:30 – 11:15 Panel 1: National and regional Internet Policy and governance initiatives: regulatory and institutional dimensions
Hernán Galperin & Carolina Aguerre, CETYS, Universidad de San Andrés
Eleonora Rabinovich, Google
Mario Viola, ITS Rio
Moderator: Ariel Graizer, CABASE
11:15 – 12:15 Keynote speech: Myths and Realities of Internet Governance for Development: World Wide Choices that Will Shape the Future of a Global Internet
Bill Dutton, Quello Center, Michigan State University
12:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Panel 2: Challenges for the development of international and regional regimes: lessons for the Internet case
Daniel Blinder, UNSAM
Enrique Chaparro, Fundación Vía Libre
Marilia Maciel, CTS-FGV
Esteban Lescano, CABASE
Moderator: Carolina Aguerre, CETYS, UDESA
15:30 – 16:30 Keynote speech
Juan Carlos De Martin, Nexa Center for Internet and Society, Politecnico di Torino
16:30 – 16:45 Coffe break
16:45 – 18:00 Panel 3: The Internet: international vs. national jurisdictional issues
Pablo Palazzi, Universidad de San Andrés
Eduardo Bertoni, CELE, Universidad de Palermo
Paula Jaramillo, Derechos Digitales
Paula Vargas, UDESA
18:00 Closing remarks