On Monday 26 January 2015 the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) and the Institute of International Economic Policy (IIEP) presented Governments and Internet Governance . Despite their long experience in global and domestic governance, policymakers from many nations struggle to find their way in Internet governance. On one hand, only governments can join international organizations such as the UN or WTO. However, the same governments do not have a privileged role in Internet governance institutions such as the Internet Governance Forum (IGF); the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); or the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), where governments are just one among many actors. Meanwhile, many other stakeholders are increasingly concerned about increased participation by governments in the technical infrastructure and governance bodies that underpin the Internet. This event will examine several different perspectives on participation by governments in Internet governance. Panel: Amr Aljowaily, Embassy of Egypt, NYC; Sally Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development, Internet Society; Veni Markowski, Bulgaria, VP for UN Engagement, ICANN; Dr. Andrea Gloriosio, EU Commission; Carolina de Cresce El Debs, Embassy of Brazil; David Satola, The World Bank. Moderator: Nancy Scola, The Washington Post.
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WEBCAST TODAY: The United Nations and the Internet—What’s Next – A Recap of the #ITU Plenipotentiary @isocdc #plenipot
Today, Wednesday 19 November 2014 the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) presents The United Nations and the Internet—What’s Next – A Recap of the #ITU Plenipotentiary . Every four years, the members of the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) hold a Plenipotentiary conference to set goals, determine the ITU’s budget, and elect officers. This three-week meeting, held in Busan, Korea, ended in early November and attracted more attention than usual because of several proposals to give governments more control over the operations of Internet (e.g. routing, IP address allocation, and Internet domain names). Many fear these could enable censorship, violate privacy and limit innovation. Other, less controversial initiatives discussed in Busan would support the growth of broadband in developing countries, make the ITU more inclusive and transparent, and provide better information on how to make networks more secure and robust. This audience participation event will voice many different perspectives on the ITU and its role in shaping the future of the Internet. Discussion Leaders:
Fiona Alexander, Associate Administrator for International Affairs, NTIA; Leslie Martinkovics, Director of International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon; Carolina Rossini, Vice President, International Policy and Strategy, Public Knowledge; Moderator; Sally Wentworth, Vice President of Global Public Policy Development, The Internet Society. The event will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream channel.
What: The United Nations and the Internet—What’s Next – A Recap of the #ITU Plenipotentiary
Where: Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, Washington DC
When: Wednesday 19 November 2014 4pm-5:30pm EST | 21:00-22:30 UTC
Twitter: @isocdc + #plenipot
Today, Monday 17 November 2014 the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) and the Institute of International Economic Policy (IIEP) present Human Rights, Accountability, and Internet Governance . This free luncheon seminar considers how recent proposed changes in Internet governance will affect human rights online and how Internet governance institutions and processes might be made more accountable to netizens. Panel: Ambassador David Gross, Wiley Rein; Danielle Kehl, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation; Manu Bhardwaj, United States Department of State; Robert Guerra, Founder & Executive Director, Privaterra; Member, ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC); Andrea Glorioso, European Union Delegation to the United States. Moderator: Susan Ariel Aaronson, Research Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University. The event will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream channel.
What: Human Rights, Accountability, and Internet Governance
Where: Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC
When: Monday 17 November 2014 12-30pm-2pm EST | 17:30-19:00 UTC
Twitter: @isocdc + #humanrights
Today Wednesday October 15 2014 from 9:30am-11:30am the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC DC) and the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative will present a panel Should Wireless Technologies Be Regulated Differently?. The 2010 Open Internet Order and its 2014 proposed rules apply a lighter regulatory touch to wireless broadband than to traditional fixed-line technologies. Virginia Tech Engineering Professor Jeffrey Reed, Berkeley Business Professor Michael Katz, and Boston College Law Professor Daniel Lyons will discuss whether wireless technologies should be treated differently. CTIA-Wireless Association President Meredith Atwell Baker will provide introductory remarks. Moderator is Professor Christopher Yoo of the University of Pennsylvania. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: Should Wireless Technologies Be Regulated Differently?
Where: The Willard Hotel, Washington DC
When: Wednesday October 15 2014 from 9:30am-11:30am EDT | 13:30-15:30 UTC
Today, Monday 15 September 2014 at 4pm EDT the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC DC) will present a discussion ‘After Istanbul – An Internet Governance Forum 2014 Debrief‘. From September 2 – 5. More than 3,000 delegates attended the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey to debate critical issues affecting the future of the Internet, including online privacy, censorship, cybersecurity, the NetMundial initiative, and the evolution of ICANN. This audience participation event will run over what was learned and achieved. Discussion Leaders: Ambassador David Gross (Wiley Rein); Andrew Mack (AMGlobal); Steve DelBianco (NetChoice}; Natalie Green (Public Knowledge). Moderator: Michael Nelson (CCT Program, Georgetown University).
What: After Istanbul – An Internet Governance Forum 2014 Debrief
Where: Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, Washington, DC
When: Monday 15 September 2014 4pm-6pm EDT | 2000-2200 UTC
Twitter: @isocdc | #igf2014
Today Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM the Internet Society Washington DC Chapter and the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center present NetNeutrality in Europe: Lessons for the US? Speakers: J. Scott Marcus, Director and Head of Department “NGN and Internet Economics”,” WIK, Germany; Sally Shipman Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development, Internet Society; Moderator: Michael R. Nelson, Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, CCT Program, Georgetown University. The event is being webcast live via the Internet Society’s livestream channel.
What: NetNeutrality in Europe: Lessons for the US?
Where: Washington DC
When: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Today Friday June 6 at 2pm EDT the first steering committee planning meeting for the forthcoming Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) meeting, scheduled for July 16 2014 in Washington DC. Remote participation in the meeting is available via webex. The meeting will also be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: IGF-USA Steering Committee Planning Meeting
Where: Washington DC
When: Today Friday June 6 2014 at 2pm-4pm EDT | 1800-2000 UTC
Webex: https://isoc.webex.com/isoc/j.php?MTID=m70dba0a86c215168daeb7cdd0e36f8cf (pass: igfusa)
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Today Monday May 19 2014 at 2pm EDT a planning meeting for the forthcoming Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) meeting, scheduled for July 2014, will be held in Washington DC. IGF-USA is a multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. It provides a domestic forum in the US to engage civil society, government, technologists, research scientists, industry and academia, helping to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that demonstrate best practices and help move policy forward. IGF-USA 2014 seeks to develop new momentum and dialogue on the key issues under consideration in the field. Remote participation in the meeting is available via webex. The meeting will also be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: IGF USA Planning Meeting
Where: Washington DC
When: Today Monday May 19 2014 at 2pm-4:30pm EDT | 1800-2030 UTC
Webex: https://isoc.webex.com/isoc/j.php?MTID=mf832feb75dc5008d8e8c46be0cd4ecc6 (pass: igfusa)
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VIDEO: Confidentiality 2020: Can We Keep Secrets Any More? @isocdc @microsoft #transparency @InternetSociety
On Thursday May 15 2014 the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) and the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center presented Confidentiality 2020: Can We Keep Secrets Anymore? in Washington DC. The event asked the questions: Are we seeing an inevitable trend towards transparency? Or will companies and organizations find ways to lock down their networks and their information? If radical transparency is inevitable, what should organizations do to adapt? It took the form of an informal roundtable discussion between David Brin – Noted science fiction writer, futurist, and author of “The Transparent Society”; Greg Elin — GovReady.org and former Chief Data Officer, FCC; Allan Holmes — The Center for Public Integrity; Tom Lee – Director, Sunlight Labs; Barry Pavel, VP, Atlantic Council, and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security; and Mark Rasch – Chief Privacy and Data Security Officer, SAIC. Moderator: Michael Nelson – Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Microsoft. The event was webcast live via the Internet Society livestream channel, video below.
WEBCAST TODAY: Scenarios for the Future of Internet #Governance @isocdc @iiepgw @InternetSociety #iana
Today Wednesday 30 April 2014, from 9:30am-2pm EDT, the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) and the Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University will present Scenarios for the Future of Internet Governance – a dual-panel conference on the proposed IANA transition. Speakers include Fiona Alexander of the NTIA, Milton Mueller of the NCUC, Richard Jimmerson of ARIN, and ISOC’s own Raquel Gatto from Brazil. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society livestream channel.
What: Scenarios for the Future of Internet Governance
Where: GWU, Washington DC
When: Wednesday 30 April 2014, 9:30am-2pm EDT | 1330-1800 UTC
Twitter: @isocdc | @iiepgw | #iana