In Fall 2014 I had the honor to participate in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul. The IGF is a working group of the United Nations with goal of providing policy perspectives of internet governance. The forum has a multi-stakeholder model which means that all participants have an equal stake. For example, an academic or a civil society organization can have the same opportunity to speak as a government. This particular meeting made an effort to include people remotely via broadband connection, so one need not be at the meeting in order to participate.
The Tenth Annual IGF Meeting is scheduled to take place in João Pessoa, Brazil, on 10-13 November 2015.
Following are the panels where I presented.
Dynamic Coalition on Net Neutrality. 2 September 2014
I presented my PhD project and debated Vint Cerf, Google’s internet evangelist on broadband in the USA.
My paper is included in the 2nd report of the Dynamic Coalition on Net Neutrality p. 82 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4CMvT0NORh9RHhKa2IybThhR0U/edit?pli=1
Plenary Session: Net Neutrality: Toward a Common Understanding. September 3, 2014
Online Advocacy and Women’s Rights. September , 2014
Network Economics for a Networked World. September 5, 2014