With the launch of the report "Internet Governance in International Geneva", the Fondation pour Gèneve and the Graduate Institute's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration are organising a roundtable discussion with a panel of experts.
The objective of the roundtable discussion is to discuss the issues and challenges of Internet governance and the role that Geneva could play in this area.
Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation Executive Director, and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform, will participate in this panel discussion.
The event will take place at 18:30-20:00 CEST at Maison de la Paix, Auditorium Ivan Pictet, and will also be livestreamed.
Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). He was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (2004‒2005), special advisor to the Chairman of the UN Internet Governance Forum (2006‒2010), and a member of the High Level Multistakeholder Committee for NETmundial (2013‒2014). In 2018-2019, he served as co-Executive Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations (UN) High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
A former diplomat, Jovan has a professional and academic background in international law, diplomacy, and information technology. He has been a pioneer in the field of cyber diplomacy since 1992 when he established the Unit for Information Technology and Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta, and later, DiploFoundation.
Since 1997, Jovan’s research and articles on cyber diplomacy have shaped research and policy discussion on the impact of the Internet on diplomacy and international relations. His book, An Introduction to Internet Governance, has been translated into 9 languages and is used as a textbook for academic courses worldwide. He lectures on e-diplomacy and Internet governance in academic and training institutions in many countries, including Austria (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), Belgium (College of Europe), Switzerland (University of St Gallen), Malta (University of Malta), and the United States (University of Southern California).