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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Call for Proposals: Academic Conference on Internet Governance

For the last few months, I have been involved in an effort to start a more systematic academic discussion on internet governance. The outcome is a scholarly network with a pretty posh name: Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). The first symposium will be held in Athens on 29 October, right before the first meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum. The call for proposals (pdf) is just out. The deadline is pretty soon, but the good thing is you don't have to deliver a written paper. This academic meeting will hopefully also become a place to discuss issues that will be neglected by the official IGF for political resons.
I have also submitted a proposal for two workshops on privacy for the official IGF programme, together with colleagues from the LSE and Privacy International. Chances to get at least one of them accepted look good, as we put quite some effort into getting speakers from all stakeholder groups. Hope to see many of you in Athens!


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