Conference on Internet Governance & Cyber-security
'Human Rights, Freedom of Expression and the Internet'
We have reached an important juncture for many Internet policy issues, both within nations and globally. The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University is hosting a major forum in collaboration with the Global Commission on Internet Governance to examine critical issues associated with Internet governance and cyber security.
We are in a period when technological change and use of the internet by private and commercial actors is an important engine of growth and a source of tension within and between nations. Nations are developing unique, and often divergent policies and approaches with respect to several important Internet policy areas. Countries and regions are considering policy measures aimed at addressing tensions between individual privacy and security, local data control and an internationally-accessible Internet, management of expression and the consequences of divergent policies globally.
The emerging challenges brought about by new technologies will require novel and adaptive policy responses from governments with major input and participation from the private sector, policy makers and the academy. Only by convening these diverse interests is it likely that effective policy frameworks can be developed over time. It is with this need in mind that Columbia SIPA hosts this conference on May 14-15th
, in collaboration with the Global Commission on Internet Governance.
Panel: Human rights, Freedom of Expression and the Internet
May 14, 14:30 - 15:30
Moderator: Anya Schiffrin, Professor, Columbia SIPA
Agnes Callamard, Special Advisor to the President, Columbia University
Distinguished Fellow and Director of Global Security & Politics Program, CIGI, Co-Director of GCIG, and Chancellor's Professor, Carleton University
Carolina Rossini, Vice President for International Policy and Strategy, Public Knowledge; GCIG Research Advisory Network member
Marietje Schaake, GCIG Commissioner & Member of European Parliament
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