How to govern the internet. Join the conversation at the IGF Istanbul.

Some 3000 participants from around the world will convene in Istanbul 2-5 September for the 9th meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The role of IGF is to support the United Nations Secretary-General in developing governance principles for the Internet. The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors. Topics include net neutrality, digital trust, and the internet and is role to promote human rights, content creation, growth and development.

I am honored to attend this gathering as a member of the academic community from Denmark. I will present my academic research on network neutrality and broadband investment, comment on internet governance issues for the developing worlds, address the rights of women on the internet, and discuss new issues for network economics.


Here is the schedule of all of the sessions, most of which should be livestreamed and offer opportunity for public participation. I will speak at the following sessions.


Tuesday 2 September

Dynamic Coalition on Net Neutrality



Wednesday 3 September

Net Neutrality: Toward a Common Understanding of a Complex Topic.

2:30pm – 5:30pm


Thursday 4 September

Online Advocacy & Women’s Rights

9:00am – 10:30am


Friday 5 September

Global Access: Connecting the Next Billion Citizens

9:00am – 10:30am

New Economics for the New Networked World

11:00am – 12:30pm