The Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) and the Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University invite you to attend:
Scenarios for the Future of Internet Governance
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM at The Commons, GWU, 1957 E Street, 6th floor, Washington DC.
The U.S. government’s recent announcement that it intends to end its historic role in overseeing the central coordinating functions of the Internet has created uncertainty about the future of Internet governance. The outcome of discussions underway today will impact not only the Internet, but the future of international institutions.
Please join us and our distinguished panels for a vital discussion on the global challenges and opportunities involved in the future of Internet governance.
Panel 1: What is the IANA Function? What led to the US decision to reduce its role in IANA? What are the risks and opportunities associated with this fundamental change?
Fiona Alexander - Office of International Affairs, NTIA, US Department of Commerce
Richard Jimmerson - Chief Information Officer, ARIN
Steve DelBianco - Executive Director, NetChoice
Milton Mueller - Professor at Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Moderator - Tim Lordan - Executive Director, Internet Education Foundation
Panel 2: Possible scenarios for the future of the IANA functions - what are the implications for Internet governance?
Jamie Hedlund - Advisor to the President, ICANN
Raquel Gatto - Chapter Development Manager, the Americas, ISOC
Beatrice Covassi - Digital Agenda and ICT Counselor at EU Delegation to the United States
Derrick Cogburn - Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University
Becky Burr - Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at NeuStar, Inc.
Moderator - Roger Cochetti - Principal at RJC Associates
Coffee, refreshments, and lunch will be served