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Karen Mulberry joined the Internet Society as a Policy Advisor in March of 2012.

She brings over 10 years of international public policy advocacy experience and has addressed the implementation of local number portability, ENUM, threats to IP addressing, establishment of open competition and the reduction of barriers to entry, criteria for determining misuse and new initiatives such as data protection, content control and privacy through partnership with industry, governments and regulatory agencies.  For eight years Karen was a key member of the prepatory team for the US delegation to the ITU working on advocacy positions such as IP addressing, internet cyber security, roaming and interoperability. She was a member of the ITSCC International Committee that works with the White House and DHS to develop cyber security and internet policy and has worked with the NTIA on technical and policy responses to OECD reports and other projects to represent company interests in content restrictions and privacy as government policy and positions are developed. 

Karen serves as the Secretary of the Colorado Chapter of the Internet Society. She holds a BS from the University of San Francisco with undergraduate course work in economics from Oberlin College.  She also has an MBA from the University of Phoenix along with additional Master's level work in public policy at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver.

Karen is based in Denver, Colorado.



Latest Posts

  • A trusted Internet and openly connected world can only happen if we work together. Spam is often the vehicle for malicious code and online fraud; it is a perilous threat that creates a burden for networks, operators, governments and end users.  ...
    Date published 13 June 2014
  • There’s no doubt about it, Spam is a global problem.  No matter if it’s an unwanted email, a virus, or a rather bizarre update about the latest pharmaceutical product - our junk mail folders are growing and our patience is shrinking.  Enough is...
    Date published 04 April 2014
  • The ITU Strategic Dialogue session was held on 13 May at the CICG in Geneva. The focus of the pre WTPF event was to discuss broadband development and deployment through two panel discussions.  The two panels were moderated by Raffaele Barberio,...
    Date published 14 May 2013
  • At its July meeting, the ITU Council referred several items to the ITU-T World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly (WTSA), they are: to define OTT as it relates to the Internet, address misuse of domain names, misuse of identifiers, and...
    Date published 25 July 2012