Aaron Shull is CIGI’s Chief of Staff & General Counsel. As General Counsel, he responds to legal inquiries from Senior Management that relate to corporate, contractual, employment, occupational health and safety, intellectual property, dispute resolution, and compliance related matters. As Chief of Staff, he operates as an effective liaison and conduit across all departments, providing guidance and advice on all matters of strategic and operational importance.
Ahmed Abdel-Latif is currently Special Assistant at the Office of the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). From 2007 to 2015, he was Senior Programme Manager for Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). As an Egyptian career diplomat, he worked at the Permanent Mission of Egypt in Geneva (2000-2004). He has taken an active part in international debates on intellectual property, innovation and development. He holds an LL.M in International Law (LSE), a BA in Political Science (American University in Cairo) and the Diplome of Sciences Po Paris.
Andrew W. Wyckoff is the director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. Prior to the OECD, he was a program manager of the Information, Telecommunications and Commerce program of the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, an economist at the US National Science Foundation and a programmer at the Brookings Institution. Andrew holds a Master of Public Policy from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.
Bertrand de La Chapelle
Bertrand de La Chapelle is the Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, a global multistakeholder dialogue process developing a due process framework to handle the diversity of national laws in cross-border online spaces. He served as a Director on the ICANN Board from 2010 to 2013. From 2006 to 2010, he was France’s Thematic Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Information Society, participating in all WSIS follow-up activities and Internet governance processes, including in particular the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and was a Vice-Chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). Bertrand is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po Paris and Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
Bill Graham is a senior fellow at CIGI. From 2007 to 2011 he led global engagement activities at the Internet Society. Before that Bill was Director of International Telecommunications Policy and Coordination, Government of Canada, serving as head of delegation during the UN World Summit on the Information Society. He was a member of the Internet Governance Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group from its formation until 2011, and then served one term as a member of the ICANN Board of Directors.
Carolina Rossini is a Brazilian lawyer with over 13 years of experience in international law, transactions and policy, with a specific focus on Internet, telecom, intellectual property and human rights. She has worked in the United States and Brazil. In February 2014, she joined Global Partners Digital as an associate, and Public Knowledge, to lead their international work. Her previous affiliations include project director at the Open Technology Institute, International Intellectual Property Director at Electronic Frontiers Foundation, a fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard University, a project coordinator at Fundação Getulio Vargas Center for Technology and Society and in-house council for Terra Networks S/A.
Christopher S. Yoo
Christopher Yoo is the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science as well as the director of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a leading voice in the “network neutrality” debate that has dominated Internet policy over the past several years, and is also pursuing research on copyright theory. Christopher testifies frequently before US Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Chun Eung-hwi is chair of OpenNet Korea and on the board of Korea Green Consumers’ Network. He is involved in several Internet related bodies, including the Korea Internet Governance Association, Korea Consumer Agency and the National Assembly Research Service. Previously, he was a member of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, the Korea Network Information Center and DNSO/ICANN. He is a graduate of the KDI School of Public Policy and Korea University.
Clem Herman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computing and Communications at the UK Open University, and was previously director of the Manchester Women’s Electronic Village Hall (WEVH) pioneering the use of ICTs to empower women. She has published widely on gender issues in technology and is the founder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Gender Science and Technology.
David Clark is a senior research scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he has worked since receiving his Ph.D. in 1973. Since the mid-1970s, David has been a key figure in the development of the Internet; from 1981 to1989, he acted as chief protocol architect in this development, and chaired the Internet Activities Board. His current research looks at re-definition of the architectural underpinnings of the Internet, and the relation of technological architecture to economic, societal and policy considerations.
Deborah Brown is Global Advocacy Lead for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) where she focuses on the intersection of the human rights and internet governance. Deborah engages in international advocacy for APC, and facilitates the engagement of APC members at forums such as the UN Human Rights Council, the Internet Governance Forum, World Summit on Information Society, and the International Telecommunications Union, among others.
Divina Frau-Meigs is professor of Media and ICT sociology at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France. She is a specialist of Cultural Diversity, Internet Governance and Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as well as a researcher in the media uses and practices of young people. She holds the UNESCO chair “Savoir-devenir in sustainable digital development”. She coordinates the French National Agency Project TRANSLIT, on the convergence between media, information and digital literacies (www.translit.fr). She is responsible for the implementation of the European project ECO, producing MOOCs on digital humanities (www.ecolearning.eu). She is the scientific expert on the Erasmus + ECFOLI project that promotes strategies for conflict resolution via MIL (www.ecfoli.eu/fr). She also conducts a research mapping youth online radicalisation for UNESCO. She currently is the co-chair of the European Chapter of GAPMIL, the Global Alliance of Partners for MIL. She is co-founder of the Know*ing initiative for rebooting the Internet via education 3.0 and new literacies.
Emily Taylor is a renowned expert in the field of Internet law and governance, and provides research services in areas including security, IPv6 deployment, internationalised domain names, the domain name industry, and global policy development. Her roles in the Internet sphere include chair of the WhoIs Review Committee for ICANN 2012, member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group to the IGF (2006-2012), director of Synetergy (providing Sunrise Dispute resolution services to the largest gTLD applicant, Donuts), and several ongoing non-executive directorships.
Eric Jardine is a research fellow in the Global Security & Politics program at CIGI (and soon to be assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech). His research focuses on trends in cybercrime and the Dark Web. He is the author (with Fen Hampson) of the book, Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online.
Erik van der Marel
Erik van der Marel is a senior economist at the ECIPE. His research is concentrated on international trade with a particular focus on services, global value chains and digital trade. He is currently carrying out research on the cross-border flows of data, as well as developing an index that covers the regulatory cost factors of digital trade, including data transfers across borders. Erik has also been working on many projects for the World Bank related to services and global value chains. Previously Erik was lecturing at the LSE. Erik received his Ph.D. in international economics from Sciences-Po.
Gareth Owenson (né Owen)
Gareth Owenson (né Owen) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth where he conducts research into large distributed systems with a particular interests in cryptographic applications such as darknets. He holds a PhD from the same institution (awarded 2007) and a BSc in Internet Technology. Gareth has many publications in journals and conferences and regularly serves as a referee for Elsevier, IEEE and CHINACOM. He has also advised the UK and US governments on darknets and Internet filtering. Gareth is presently the course leader for the undergraduate programme in Forensic Computing from which graduates are highly sought in the British cyber-security sector.
Harsha V. Singh
Harsha V. Singh specializes in trade policy, development, infrastructure regulation and global governance. Currently Senior Associate at ICTSD (Geneva), he joins Brookings India as Executive Director and Senior Fellow in August 2016. He has been Deputy Director-General at WTO, secretary of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, chair/member of high level policy committees and WTO dispute settlement panels, and taught in China, India and the US. He is a Rhodes Scholar with a Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford University.
Hernan Galperin (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Research Associate Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. Previously, he was Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Technology and Society at the Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina). He is also a Research Fellow at CONICET, the national science council of Argentina, and Steering Committee member for DIRSI, an ICT policy research consortium based at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP) in Lima, Peru.
Izumi Aizu has dedicated more than 25 years to studying and promoting Internetworking in Japan and the Asia-Pacific. Izumi started to focus on Global Internet Governance in the mid 1990s. He was the planning manager at the Center for Global Communications, and is now the Executive Director for the Institute for HyperNetwork Society and professor at Institute for InfoSocinomics of Tama University, giving advice to major Japanese telecommunications companies.
Jacqueline Lipton has held tenured faculty positions at the University of Houston, University of Nottingham and Monash University. She also held visiting faculty positions at the University of Florida and University of Melbourne. Prior to her academic work, she was a banking and finance lawyer in Australia, including a stint as a member of the in-house counsel team at a major Australian bank. Her scholarship focuses on law and digital technology, as well as law and the creative arts. She is the co-author of two editions of a leading cyberspace casebook Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials, as well as sole author of Rethinking Cyberlaw (Edward Elgar, 2015), Internet Domain Names, Trademarks and Free Speech (Edward Elgar, 2010) and Security Over Intangible Property (LBC Thompson, 2000). She has also published in these areas in leading law reviews in the United States, Europe and Australia.
Jan-Peter Kleinhans is Program Manager at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, an independent, charitable think tank in Berlin. He focuses on policy issues in the field of IT-Security, protection of National Critical Infrastructures and surveillance by law enforcement agencies. Before joining SNV he was an intern at netzpolitik.org where he wrote about the Snowden revelations, government surveillance and human rights violations on the Internet. Jan-Peter holds a BA in Information Systems from Darmstadt University of Technology and a MA in Communication Theory from Uppsala University.
Jasmina Byrne, Senior Research Manager UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, leads UNICEF’s research on children’s rights in the digital age and co-leads the Global Kids Online research initiative. She has also overseen and co-authored several UNICEF studies on family support and child welfare policies, child trafficking and exploitation, internet governance and children’s rights. Jasmina has 20 years of international experience in managing complex child rights and protection programmes in South East Asia, Europe and Southern Africa with UN agencies and civil society.
Jeanette Hofmann is a political scientist with a focus on Internet governance. She heads a research group on Internet policy at the Berlin Social Science Center, is co-director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, and professor for Internet policy at the Berlin University of the Arts. Her current research interests include multi-stakeholder processes and the role of technical, legal and social norms in Internet regulation.
Jeremy West is a senior policy analyst in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation at the OECD. He recently led a multidisciplinary project on intellectual property in the digital age and is currently researching the economic and social effects of Internet openness. Jeremy is a member of the State Bar of California and the District of Columbia Bar. His background is in competition law and includes experience at a law firm in Washington, DC, at the United States Department of Justice and with the New Zealand Commerce Commission.
John Carr is a technical adviser to Bangkok-based global NGO, ECPAT International and Rome-based European NGO Network for Child Safety Online. He is Secretary of the British Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety and sits on the Executive Board of the UK Government’s Council for Child Internet Safety. John was formerly a Vice President of My Space and sat on Microsoft’s Policy Board for Europe the Middle East and Africa. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the LSE.
Jorge Contreras is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and a Senior Policy Fellow at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law. He has written and spoken extensively on the institutional structures and policy implications of intellectual property, technical standardization and scientific research. In addition, he has served as the long-time legal counsel to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and many other organizations involved in standards and technology development.
Juan Jung is coordinator of regulation and studies at the Iberoamerican Association of Telecom Enterprises (AHCIET), and is coordinator of the Centre of Studies of Telecom of Latin America, AHCIET’s think tank for the region. Born in Montevideo, Juan has a degree in economics from the University of the Republic in Uruguay, and a Master’s in Economics from the University of Barcelona, where he is currently conducting research for his Ph.D.
Kilnam Chon is a professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and also taught at Keio University and Tsinghua University. He developed the first Internet in Asia, called SDN in 1982, and his pioneering work inspired many others to promote the Internet’s further growth in the region. He has founded various regional Internet organizations such as Asia Pacific Networking Group, Asia Pacific Advanced Network, and Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name. Kilnam received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from UCLA.
Konstantinos Komaitis is a policy advisor at the Internet Society, focusing primarily on the field of digital content and intellectual property. Before joining the Internet Society in July 2012, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Konstantinos holds a Ph.D. in law and his thesis focused on issues of intellectual property and the Internet, with particular focus on the intersection of trademarks and domain names. He is the author of The Current State of Domain Name Regulation.
Laura DeNardis, Director of Research of the Global Commission on Internet [email protected] A scholar of Internet architecture and governance, Laura DeNardis is a CIGI senior fellow and professor at American University. She is an affiliated fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and previously served as its Executive Director. She is the Director of Research for the Global Commission on Internet Governance and is the author of The Global War for Internet Governance (Yale University Press, 2014).
Laurent Elder leads IDRC’s Information and Networks program, which aims to better understand how information networks can be used to promote open, inclusive and rights based information societies in the South. From 1999 to 2004, Laurent was in Senegal at IDRC’s office for West and Central Africa. There, he worked with the Acacia initiative, a program looking into the impact of information and communication technologies in Africa. Laurent holds an international M.B.A. and a M.A. in history, both from the University of Ottawa.
Lee Hibbard is the Internet governance co-ordinator at the Council of Europe. He is responsible for the Council’s Internet Governance Strategy 2016–2019, including the setting up of a platform between governments and major Internet companies on their respect for human rights online. In recent years, Lee facilitated public policy on human rights for Internet service providers, network neutrality, freedom of expression on the Internet, and the protection and empowerment of children online.
Lee Tuthill is a senior counsellor in the Trade in Services Division of the WTO, a unit that oversees the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Her responsibilities include ICT services and electronic commerce, as well as issues related to cross-border trade in ICT-enabled services. In these areas, she covers policy developments, regulatory reforms, market trends, new business models and trade practices, including analysis of how they relate to the GATS framework and trade liberalization. Her work entails close collaboration with ICT ministries and regulatory authorities around the world. She has published articles on WTO and FTA telecommunications negotiations and on digital economy issues and also serves on the editorial board of info journal. Previously, she worked on economic and trade policy for the USITC. She attended Columbia University, where she was awarded Masters of International Affairs degree.
Leonid Todorov serves as deputy director for External Relations in Russia's Internet registry and leads the Russian Internet Governance Forum Steering Committee. Since the onset of Russian reforms, he served for more than a decade as chief of staff to the late Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar. His focus is on Internet governance, new gTLDs, international cooperation and cyber security. He is on the steering group for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), the ccNSO ICANN Strategic and Operations Plan Working Group, and on the ISOC Advisory Council. Leonid earned his M.A. in Linguistics from Moscow State Pedagogical University and did postgraduate studies in management and business leadership in Copenhagen and Taiwan.
Leslie Daigle has been actively involved in shaping the Internet’s practical evolution for more than 20 years. She was an appointed member of the Internet Architecture Board for eight years, and elected as its chair for five of those years. Leslie was most recently the Internet Society’s first Chief Internet Technology Officer. She is currently principal at ThinkingCat Enterprises, where she has launched the online InternetImpossible.org storybook of the Internet’s experienced global impact.
Lorraine Eden is a professor of management at Texas A&M University. Her current research focuses on two areas: the economics of transfer pricing (the pricing of related party transactions), and multinational (MNE) strategies for coping with institutional distance, liability of foreignness and “hot spots” (e.g., conflict zones, corrupt economies, tax havens). She teaches courses on transfer pricing, MNEs and the economics of international business. From 2008 to 2010, Lorraine was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Business Studies.
Mark Raymond is the Wick Cary Assistant Professor of International Security at the University of Oklahoma, and a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in International Theory, The Cyber Defense Review, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. His current research examines the politics of global rule-making, as well as Internet governance. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
Martina F. Ferracane
Martina F. Ferracane is a PhD student at Hamburg University focusing on cross-border data flows. She is affiliated with ECIPE, where she worked as a policy analyst on digital trade and data flows, covering also innovative technologies such as 3D printing and digital fabrication. Moreover, she is the founder of Fab Lab Western Sicily, a non-profit organization which aims to promote digital education in Sicily. She has previously worked at the European Commission and at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok. Martina holds a Master’s degree in economic internationalization, integration and international trade from the University of Valencia in Spain and a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University 'La Sapienza' in Rome.
Matthias Bauer is a senior economist at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) in Brussels, Belgium. He studied business administration at the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. He received his Ph.D. after joining the Bundesbank graduate program on “Foundations of Global Financial Markets and Financial Stability."
Meryem Marzouki is a senior researcher in Political Sciences with the French National Scientific Research Center, currently with the Computer Science Laboratory of Paris 6. Her multi-disciplinary research interests focus on Internet governance, human rights, and the rule of law. She is a member of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), and of the European Internet Science Network of Excellence (EINS).
Michael Schmitt is Professor of Public International Law at Exeter Law School. He is the Charles H. Stockton Professor and Chairman of the International Law Department at the United States Naval War College. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, senior fellow at the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and editor-in-chief of International Law Studies. His academic degrees include a D.Litt from Durham University, JD from the University of Texas, LL.M from Yale University, M.A. from the Naval War College, and M.A. from Texas State University.
Nanette S. Levinson
Nanette S. Levinson is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of International Service, American University, and Co-Director of the Internet Governance Lab. She is a past Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), the ISA’s International Communication Section, and APSA’s Information Technology and Politics Section. Her research/writings focus on knowledge transfer and innovation in a range of complex, cross-organizational, and cross-cultural settings especially internet and global governance. She received her bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.
Nanjira Sambuli is an ICT researcher and policy analyst based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is interested in and works on understanding the unfolding impacts of ICT adoption in governance, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal culture in Kenya, and across Africa. Some of her research outputs include an assessment of Cybersecurity and Cyber-resilience in East Africa (CIGI) as well as Challenges and opportunities for advancing Internet access in developing countries while upholding net neutrality (Journal of Cyber Policy).
Nick Savage is the Head of the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth and he has a passion for investigating communication networks and security. His previous research on communication networks has been funded by OFCOM and the EPSRC and has resulted in contributions to ITU recommendations. He has over 50 publications in journals and conference proceedings and serves as a referee for IET, IEEE and Elsevier journals. He has also acted as the conference chair, given plenaries, presented keynotes and chaired sessions at many international IEEE/ACM computer networking and security conferences. He is a member of Working Group 3 for the EC NIS Platform, an Academic Advocate for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and a Chartered Engineer.
Olaf Kolkman is chief Internet technology officer with the Internet Society, which he joined in July 2016. The Internet became his professional focus in 1996, when he joined the RIPE NCC as a Scientific Programmer. In 2007, he became managing director of the Open Source and Standards development foundation NLnet Labs. Olaf has had numerous responsibilities in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF): he chaired the various working groups; he was IAB member from 2006 to 2012 and its chair between March 2007 and March 2011; served in various IETF committees and was Acting RFC Series Editor in 2011.
Oleg Demidov is program director of International Information Security and Global Internet Governance at PIR Center (The Russian Center for Policy Studies) in Moscow. From 2011 to 2012, he was project coordinator at the Center for Political and International Studies, under the International Federation for Peace and Conciliation. Oleg is the author of a number of research articles on information security, global Internet governance, and BRICS development in the PIR’s Security Index journal and other publications.
Patrik Fältström is head of research and development at Netnod. Previously, he was a distinguished engineer at Cisco, technical specialist at Tele2, systems manager at the Royal Institute of Technology, researcher at Bunyip Information Systems and a programmer in the Royal Swedish Navy. He has been a member of numerous advisory groups and investigations related to Internet, both public and private sector. Patrik holds an M.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Stockholm.
Paul Fehlinger is the co-founder and manager of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, a global multi-stakeholder dialogue process developing a due process framework to enable the coexistence of diverse national laws in cross-border online spaces. He started working on Internet governance at Sciences Po Paris and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. He is since actively engaged in the UN Internet Governance Forum, EuroDIG and other global Internet fora.
Peng Hwa Ang
Peng Hwa Ang is director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre and professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. He was a member of the 2004 Working Group on Internet Governance and he went on to co-found and serve as inaugural chair of both the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) and the Asia-Pacific Regional IGF (APrIGF).
Robert Morgus is a policy analyst with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, where he combines his background in international relations with a developing technical knowledge to provide policy relevant research and writing at the intersection of cyberspace and international affairs. His current work focuses on incident response and crisis management, international norms development, and cyber risk and insurance. In the past he has authored reports on sanctions and export controls, internet freedom, and internet governance. His work has been showcased in theNew York Times, TIME, Slate, and others.
Rolf H. Weber
Rolf H. Weber is professor for civil, commercial and European law at the University of Zurich Law School. Since 2008, he is the director of the Information and Communication Law Center at the University of Zurich, a member (now vice-chairman) of the Steering Committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) as well as a member of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG). Since 2009, he has been a member of the High-level Panel of Advisers of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID) and author of frequent publications on Internet governance.
Ronaldo Lemos is the director of the Rio Institute for Technology & Society, and professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University’s Law School. He is a partner with the law firm Pereira Neto Macedo advogados and a member of the Council for Social Communications in the Brazilian Congress. Ronaldo earned his LL.B. and LL.D. from the University of Sao Paulo, and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School.
Sadie Creese is professor of cyber security in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Sadie is director of Oxford’s Cyber Security Centre and the Global Centre for Cyber Security Capacity Building at the Oxford Martin School, and co-director of the school’s Institute for the Future of Computing. Her broad portfolio of cyber security research spans situational awareness, risk propagation and communication, threat modelling and detection, and formal analysis.
Samantha Bradshaw is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) focusing on the politics of cybersecurity protocols. Prior to undertaking her doctoral degree, Samantha worked as a researcher at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, supporting the work of the Global Commission on Internet Governance. Samantha holds a Master’s degree in global governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts (joint honours) in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo.
Sarah Box is counsellor to the Directors in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI), providing support to the Directors in the management and co-ordination of the activities of DSTI. Since starting in DSTI in 2007 Sarah has worked on a variety of public policy areas, most recently analysing issues of Internet openness (for the Digital Economy Policy Division). Her other research areas have included human resources for science and technology, the OECD Innovation Strategy, public research organizations and the shipbuilding industry. Before joining the OECD, she worked as a senior research economist at the Australian Productivity Commission, and as an economist at the New Zealand Treasury.
Slavka Antonova is a professor and graduate director at the University of North Dakota, Communication Program. She has conducted an original research program on the power dynamics in ICANN and the IGF, and the multistakeholder process in global Internet governance, which has yielded one book, Powerscape of Internet Governance: How was Global Multistakeholderism Invented in ICANN? (2008), two book chapters, and a number of journal articles and conference presentations. Slavka was engaged in the leadership of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) between 2008 and 2010. She is vice-chair of the law section of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).
Sonia Livingstone OBE, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, has published twenty books and led research on the opportunities and risks of digital technologies for children and young people. Recipient of many honours, Professor Livingstone has advised the UK government, European Commission, Council of Europe and others on children’s rights and safety in the digital age. Founder of EU Kids Online, she leads the projects Global Kids Online and Preparing for a Digital Future.
Stefaan G. Verhulst
Stefaan G. Verhulst (@sverhulst; @thegovlab) is Co-Founder and Chief Research of the Governance Laboratory @New York University (www.thegovlab.org), an action research center dedicated to improving governance and people’s lives through advances in technology. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Culture and Communications at NYU, Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Media and Communications Studies at Central European University in Budapest, a Board Member of ORBICOM - Unesco; and an Affiliated Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Global Communications Studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communications. Before joining NYU full time, Verhulst spent more than a decade as Chief of Research for the Markle Foundation, where he continues to serve as Senior Advisor. In addition, Verhulst was Co-Founder and Co-Director of PCMLP at Oxford University, the UNESCO Chairholder in Communications Law and Policy for the UK, the socio-legal fellow at Wolfson College (Oxford), Co-Founder and Co-Director of the International Media and Info-Comms Policy and Law Studies at the University of Glasgow School of Law. He regularly advises international organizations and has written and co-authored several books on a variety of topics including Internet Governance.
Stefan Heumann is member of the managing board of stiftung neue verantwortung, a non-profit think based in Berlin focused on the intersection of technology and public policy. His work covers a wide range of issues, ranging from privacy and cybersecurity to innovation and regulation. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Subimal Bhattacharjee is an independent consultant on defence and cyber issues, working primarily with government and private sector advisory panels in India. He is the former India country director for General Dynamics International Corporation. Subimal is a columnist and internationally respected speaker on issues of Internet governance and cyber security.
Suk-Ho Bang is dean of the College of Law at Hongik University in Seoul. From 2008 to 2011, he led the Korea Information Society Development Institute, which is a broadcasting, telecommunications and Internet policy research institute founded by the Korean government. He has served on the board of the Korea Broadcasting System, co-chaired the Korean Association for Info-Media Law, and led the Cybercommunication Academic Society. Suk-Ho received his J.D. as well as LL.M. from Duke University School of Law, and received his LL.B. from Seoul National University.
Sunil Abraham is the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS). CIS is a five year old policy and academic research organization focusing on accessibility, access to knowledge, Internet governance, telecom, digital natives and digital humanities. He founded Mahiti in 1998, a social enterprise that provides technology to civil society for which he was elected an Ashoka fellow in 1999. Between June 2004 and June 2007, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network, a project of UNDP serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Susan Chalmers works as a Policy Specialist in the Office of International Affairs at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), within the US Department of Commerce. Her portfolio includes matters related to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), intellectual property, and intermediary liability. Susan has been an active member of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group and was previously the Policy Lead for Internet New Zealand, the administrator of the .nz country code Top Level Domain. She holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in French and Piano Performance from the University of Michigan, a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and an LLM from the University of Auckland Faculty of Law.
Tim Maurer is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His work focuses on cyberspace and international affairs, with a concentration on global cybersecurity norms, human rights online, Internet governance, and their interlinkages. Tim was director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project at New America and head of research of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. He also gained experience with the United Nations in Rwanda, Geneva, and New York. His research has been published and featured by national and international print, radio and television media, including Harvard University, Foreign Policy, CNN and Slate among others.
Tobias Feakin joined the Australian Strategic Policy Institute as senior analyst for national security in October 2012. He examines issues relating to national security policy, cyber security, global counter-terrorism, resilience, critical infrastructure protection and the environment and security. He was previously senior research fellow and director of the National Security and Resilience department at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies, in London, and is still a senior associate fellow of RUSI.
Urs Gasser is the executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a professor of practice at Harvard Law School. He is a visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen and at KEIO University, and he teaches at Fudan University School of Management. His research and teaching focuses on information law, policy, and society issues.
William Dutton is professor of Internet studies at the Oxford Internet Institute and Fellow at Balliol College. Prior to his current position, he was a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. William has published and edited numerous articles, chapters, and books related to the impact of the Internet on society, politics and research.
Youn Jung Park
Youn Jung Park is professor in the Department of Technology and Society at State University of New York (SUNY) Korea. Prior to her work at SUNY Korea, she was a senior research fellow at Economics of Infrastructure section (EvI) at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. She was the co-founder of the UN WSIS Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (2003). Youn Jung holds a Ph.D. in Information, Science and Technology from Syracuse University.
Young-eum Lee is a professor in the Department of Media Arts and Sciences at Korea National Open University. She has been involved in various Internet governance policy making processes of the Korean domain name .kr at KISA (KRNIC), and has also been involved in global Internet governance activities at ICANN. Since 2003, she has been a council member of the ccNSO representing .kr in the Asia-Pacific region. Young-eum received her M.A. in Communication Science at Northwestern University and her doctorate in Communication from the University of Michigan.