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Internet Governance 25 March 2015

Watch Live On March 26 – A Digital Magna Carta: Internet Governance and a New Social Contract

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Online Content

Should we create a new “digital social contract”? What do we want the future of Internet governance to be?  If you are available tomorrow, March 26, 2015, at 6:30pm US EDT (UTC-4), you can watch “A Digital Magna Carta: Internet Governance and a New Social Contract” streaming live out of New York City at:

http://new.livestream.com/internetsociety/digitalmagnacarta

Our own Constance Bommelaer will be on the panel that includes:

  • Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation and Author, Introduction to Internet Governance
  • Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director for Global Policy Partnerships, Internet Society
  • Olivier Sylvain, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University
  • George Sadowsky, Member, Internet Governance Forum series and Member, Board of Directors, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Stefaan Verhulst, Co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, the Governance Lab

 As the event site states:


On the heels of the Congressional decision on net neutrality, the discussion around Internet governance is moving into a decisive phase. It’s clear that modern society should address some fundamental questions on the future development of technology and its impact of society, but many issues remain open and unresolved.

Many have suggested the adoption of a new “digital social contract,” with Tim Berners-Lee calling for a Digital Magna Carta. How can the globalization of ICANN be achieved? Can we strike the delicate balance between ongoing innovation for the Internet and the public interests of security?
As Geneva, Switzerland is becoming a global hub for Internet governance, New America NYC is thrilled to be joined by the Consulate General of Switzerland for a discussion on the future of the Internet in an increasingly connected, globalized world.


Please do join in for this discussion!

And please visit our Internet Governance timeline to learn more about upcoming events and meetings throughout 2015.

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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