On the heels of the Congressional decision on net neutrality, the discussion around Internet governance is moving into a decisive phase. Many have suggested the adoption of a new 'digital social contract', with Tim Berners-Lee calling for a Digital Magna Carta. How can the globalisation of ICANN be achieved? Can we strike the delicate balance between ongoing innovation for the Internet and the public interests of security? Diplo director Dr Jovan Kurbalija will speak during a New York event on the subject.
Speakers include Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director for Global Policy Partnerships at the Internet Society; Olivier Sylvain, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University; George Sadowsky, member of the Internet Governance Forum series, and member of ICANN's Board of Directors, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); and Stefaan Verhulst, co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Lab.
As Geneva, Switzerland is becoming a global hub for Internet governance, the event will also include the participation of the Consulate General of Switzerland for a discussion on the future of the Internet in an increasingly connected, globalised world.
Follow the discussion on Twitter via #NANYC and @GenevaGIP. More details are available on the New America event webpage.