GigaNet's 7th Annual Symposium

GigaNet's 7th Annual Symposium
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:00am to 7:30pm

7th Annual Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) Symposium

5 November 2012

Pre-conference to the UN Internet Governance Forum

Baku Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

*Program *

9:00 -- 10:00 - The UN, the ITU and Internet governance

  • Contested Boundaries: The International Telecommunication Regulations and Internet Governance. William Drake -- University of Zurich
  • New Issue Domains in the UN Ambit: Negotiating Meanings for Security in Cyberspace. Roxane Radu -- Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Regionalism and the Caribbean Internet Governance Forum. Dhanaraj Thakur -- University of the West Indies

10.00 -- 11:15 -- The role of private actors in Internet governance

  • A Quantitative Study of the Factors Driving DPI Deployment by Network Operators Worldwide. Hadi Asghari and Michel Van Eeten – Delft University of Technology; Milton Mueller -- Syracuse University; Shirin Tabatabaie -- Delft University of Technology
  • From Neutral Thirds to Private Law Enforcers. Nicole van der Meulen and Arno Lodder -- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Internet Policies and Corporate Social Responsibility. Rolf H. Weber -- University of Zurich

11.15 -- 11.45 Coffee break

11:45 -- 13:00 -- Governance of critical Internet resources

  • Dimensioning the Elephant: An Empirical Analysis of the IPv4 Transfer Market. Milton Mueller and Brenden Kuerbis, Syracuse University
  • Laying the Path: Technical Approaches to Legal and Policy Issues in Internet Design. Sandra Braman -- University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
  • Impact of the New gTLD Program: Domain Name Regulation Revolution in China. Hongbin Zhu -- China Internet Network Information Centre

13.00 -- 14.30: Lunch

14.30 -- 15.45: The Internet, civic engagement and state repression

  • Media Disruption and Revolutionary Unrest: Evidence from Mubarak's Quasi-Experiment. Navid Hassanpour -- Yale University
  • The Effects of the Internet on Civic Engagement Under Authoritarianism. The Case of Azerbaijan. Katy Pearce and Sarah Kendzior -- University of Washington; Deen Freelon -- American University
  • Digital Citizenship in the South Caucasus: A Comparative Analysis between Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Wayne Buente -- University of Hawaii; Lala Hajibayova -- Indiana University

15.45 -- 16.15: Coffee

16.15 -- 17.30: Cyber security, privacy and copyright

  • Cookies versus Clams. Tracking Technologies and their Implications for Online Privacy. Andreas Kuehn -- Syracuse University
  • The Evolution of Formal and Informal Institutions related to Cyber-Security: A Comparison of China and India. Nir Kshetri -- University of North Carolina
  • Discourse Networks on Access Blocking in France and Germany and the European Union. Yana Breindl -- Georg-August Universität Göttingen

18.00 -- 19.30: Closing reception

Registration and contact

The symposium is free of charge.

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