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Research Advisory Network Meeting

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2014 06:39 AM
All sessions will take place at the OECD Headquarters, located at 2 Rue André Pascal, 75016, Paris, France. Sunil Abraham is participating in the event.

For agenda and other details, click here.

Hosting of the Event

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has agreed to host this meeting of the Global Commission on Internet Governance’s Research Advisory Network (RAN). The OECD will provide meeting space and logistical support, and is committed to engaging the project in the development of evidence-based policy recommendations for the future of Internet governance.

Meeting Participant List

Research Advisory Network Committees

  1. Sunil Abraham
  2. Subimal Bhattacharjee
  3. Bertrand de la Chapelle
  4. Laura DeNardis
  5. Patrik Fältström
  6. Paul Fehlinger
  7. Fen Hampson
  8. Clem Herman
  9. Konstaninos Komaitis
  10. Young-eum Lee
  11. Tim Maurer
  12. Emily Taylor
  13. Rolf Weber
  14. Andrew Wyckoff

Special Guests

  1. James Kaplan
  2. Bill Woodcock

OECD Staff

  1. Aaron Martin
  2. Anne Carblanc
  3. Sam Paltridge
  4. Alexia Gonzalez Fanfalone
  5. Lorrayne Porciuncula

Commission Secretariat

  1. Caroline Baylon
  2. Eric Jardine
  3. Mark Raymond
  4. Aaron Shull
  5. Brenda Woods

Research Advisory Network Biographies

Sunil Abraham / @sunil_abraham

Sunil Abraham is the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS). CIS is a five year old policy and academic research organization focusing on accessibility, access to knowledge, Internet governance, telecom, digital natives and digital humanities. He founded Mahiti in 1998, a social enterprise that provides technology to civil society for which he was elected an Ashoka fellow in 1999. Between June 2004 and June 2007, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network, a project of UNDP serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Subimal Bhattacharjee / @subimal

Subimal Bhattacharjee is an independent consultant on defence and cyber issues, working primarily with government and private sector advisory panels in India. He is the former India country director for General Dynamics International Corporation. Subimal is a columnist and internationally respected speaker on issues of Internet governance and cyber security.

Bertrand de La Chapelle / @bdelachapelle

Bertrand de La Chapelle is the Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, a global multistakeholder dialogue process developing a due process framework to handle the diversity of national laws in cross-border online spaces. He served as a Director on the ICANN Board from 2010 to 2013. From 2006 to 2010, he was France’s Thematic Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Information Society, participating in all WSIS follow-up activities and Internet governance processes, including in particular the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and was a Vice-Chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). Bertrand is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po Paris and Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

Laura DeNardis / @LauraDeNardis

A scholar of Internet architecture and governance, Dr. Laura DeNardis is a CIGI senior fellow and professor at American University. She is an affiliated fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and previously served as its Executive Director. She is the Director of Research for the Global Commission on Internet Governance and is the author of The Global War for Internet Governance (Yale University Press 2014).

Patrik Fältström / @patrikhson

Patrik Fältström is head of research and development at Netnod. Previously, he was a distinguished engineer at Cisco, technical specialist at Tele2, systems manager at the Royal Institute of Technology, researcher at Bunyip Information Systems and a programmer in the Royal Swedish Navy. He has been a member of numerous advisory groups and investigations related to the Internet, both public and private sector. Patrik holds an M.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Stockholm.

Paul Fehlinger / @PaulFehlinger

Paul Fehlinger is the co-founder and manager of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, a global multi-stakeholder dialogue process developing a due process framework to enable the coexistence of diverse national laws in cross-border online spaces. He started working on Internet governance at Sciences Po Paris and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. He is since actively engaged in the UN Internet Governance Forum, EuroDIG and other global Internet fora.

Fen Hampson

Fen Osler Hampson is a distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security & Politics Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He has served as director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and is concurrently chancellor’s professor at Carleton University. He is the recipient of various awards and honours and is a frequent commentator and contributor to international media.

Clem Herman / @clemherman

Clem Herman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computing and Communications at the UK Open University, and was previously director of the Manchester Women’s Electronic Village Hall (WEVH) pioneering the use of ICTs to empower women. She has published widely on gender issues in technology and is the founder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Gender Science and Technology.

Konstantinos Komaitis / @kkomaitis

Konstantinos Komaitis is a policy advisor at the Internet Society, focusing primarily on the field of digital content and intellectual property. Before joining the Internet Society in July 2012, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Konstantinos holds a Ph.D. in law and his thesis focused on issues of intellectual property and the Internet, with particular focus on the intersection of trademarks and domain names. He is the author of The Current State of Domain Name Regulation.

Young-eum Lee

Young-eum Lee is a professor in the Department of Media Arts and Sciences at Korea National Open University. She has been involved in various Internet governance policy making processes of the Korean domain name .kr at KISA (KRNIC), and has also been involved in global Internet governance activities at ICANN. Since 2003, she has been a council member of the ccNSO representing .kr in the Asia-Pacific region. Young-eum received her M.A. in Communication Science at Northwestern University and her doctorate in Communication from the University of Michigan.

Tim Maurer

Tim Maurer is a research fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. He focuses on cyberspace and international affairs, namely Internet governance, cyber-security, and human rights online. In October 2013 and February 2014, he spoke about cyber-warfare at the United Nations. Tim’s research has been published and featured by national and international print, radio and television media, including Harvard University, Foreign Policy, CNN and Slate among others. He conducts academic research as a non-resident research fellow at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab.

Emily Taylor / @etaylaw

Emily Taylor is a renowned expert in the field of Internet law and governance, and provides research services in areas including security, IPv6 deployment, internationalised domain names, the domain name industry, and global policy development. Her roles in the Internet sphere include chair of the WhoIs Review Committee for ICANN 2012, member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group to the IGF (2006-2012), director of Synetergy (providing Sunrise Dispute resolution services to the largest gTLD applicant, Donuts), and several ongoing non-executive directorships.

Rolf H. Weber

Rolf H. Weber is professor for civil, commercial and European law at the University of Zurich Law School. Since 2008, he is the director of the Information and Communication Law Center at the University of Zurich, a member (now Vice-Chairman) of the Steering Committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) as well as a member of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG). Since 2009, he has been a member of the High-level Panel of Advisers of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID) and author of frequent publications on Internet Governance.

Andrew Wyckoff

Andrew W. Wyckoff is the director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. Prior to the OECD, he was a program manager of the Information, Telecommunications and Commerce program of the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, an economist at the US National Science Foundation and a programmer at the Brookings Institution. Andrew holds a Master of Public Policy from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.

Special Guest Biographies

James M. Kaplan

James M. Kaplan is a partner at McKinsey & Company in New York. He convenes McKinsey's global practices in IT infrastructure and cyber-security. He has assisted leading institutions in implementing cyber-security strategies, conducting cyber-war games, optimizing enterprise infrastructure environments and exploiting cloud technologies. James led McKinsey's collaboration with the World Economic Forum on "Risk & Responsibility in a Hyper-Connected World," which was presented at the Forum's recent Annual Meeting in Davos. He published on a variety of technology topics in the McKinsey Quarterly, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

Bill Woodcock

Bill Woodcock is the executive director of Packet Clearing House, the international non-governmental organization that builds and supports critical Internet infrastructure, including Internet exchange points and the core of the domain name system. Since entering the Internet industry in 1985, Bill has helped establish more than one hundred and fifty Internet exchange points. In the early 1990s, Bill developed the anycast routing technique that now protects the domain name system. In 2002 he co-founded INOC-DBA, the security-coordination hotline system that interconnects the network operations centers of more than three thousand ISPs around the world.  And in 2007, Bill was one of the two international liaisons deployed by NSP-Sec to the Estonian CERT during the Russian cyber-attack.

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