Conference On Who Should Govern The Internet Is On For Tomorrow In Washington & Is Being Streamed Live

The ITU meeting is next month and with countries like Russia, China and India all wanting a a bigger say in the governance of the Internet, there is a conference being held tomorrow on who should govern the Internet.

The conference is being put on by Future Tense, a joint effort of Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate.com, in Washington D.C tomorrow

The event will also be streamed live.

Here is the info from the conference site:

“The United Nations has its eyes on the Internet.

“A summit next month could lead to a telecommunications treaty granting a U.N. agency jurisdiction, and control, over the online universe. ”

“The issue is being furiously debated and lobbied in advance of the summit. ”

Here is the Agenda:

 

9am — Should the U.N. Save the Internet?

Andrew McLaughlin – @McAndrew
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, betaworks
Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2009-2011)

9:15 — Rethinking America’s Dot-Com Hegemony

Ellery Biddle – @ellerybiddle
Policy Analyst, Center for Democracy and Technology

Andrew McLaughlin – @McAndrew
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, betaworks
Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2009-2011)

Milton Mueller @miltonmueller
Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies; Internet Governance Project

Moderator
Sascha Meinrath@saschameinrath
Vice President and Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation

10:05 — The View from the Developing World

Sunil Abraham(via Skype) – @sunil_abraham
Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society

10:30 — Can’t We Leave It to the AT&T’s and Googles of the World?

Jim Cicconi – @ATTPublicPolicy
Senior Executive Vice President for External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T

Moderator
Jonathan Koppell @coppasu
Dean of College of Public Programs, Arizona State University
Author, World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance

10:55 — Jefferson’s Moose: How to Teach the World what it Doesn’t Understand about 
               the Internet

                David Post @templelaw
Professor of Law, Temple University
Author, In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace

11:10 — Can We Govern Our Way to a More Perfect Internet?

Derrick Cogburn@derrickcogburn
Associate Professor of International Relations, American University

Jonathan Koppell @coppasu
Dean of College of Public Programs, Arizona State University
Author, World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance

Rebecca MacKinnon @rmack
Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Author, Consent of the Networked

Moderator
                Christine Rosen – @tnajournal
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation
Senior Editor, The New Atlantis

 

 

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