Datum/Zeit 25.04.2014 - 26.04.2014 | 9:00 - 16:00

Location FGV Law School, Rua Rocha, 233, Sao Paulo

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Das Center for Technology and Society der FGV Law School Rio de Janeiro (CTS/FGV) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Research Group on Law and Innovation der FGV Law School São Paulo veranstaltet ein Networt of Centers (NoC) Event in der Reihe Collaborative Internet Governance Ecosystem. Die Agenda und weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung finden Sie in englischer Sprache unten aufgeführt.
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Introduction

In April 2014, Brazil has offered to host the Global Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, to pursue consensus about universally acceptable Internet governance principles and to propose a roadmap for the further evolution of the Internet Governance institutional ecosystem. Internet Governance is in a defining moment. In 2015, ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), stakeholders will gather to discuss what has been achieved and what is the way forward. Until then, several UN specialized agencies will be holding events under the WSIS review process, including an ITU Plenipotentiary Conference later this year. By the end of 2014, the UN General Assembly will decide if the mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) should be reviewed, while it also continues to address the problem of mass surveillance. The upcoming meeting in Brazil will be an important milestone for the process, and its outcomes should feed into the overall WSIS review process, although it is still unclear how this will happen.

So far discussions have been highly politicized and have shown entrenched viewpoints. There is room for a long-term and interdisciplinary academic reflection about possible frameworks for Internet governance. In 2013 a considerable number of academic organizations have decided to redirect their efforts to study Internet governance related aspects. Calls for studies and papers have been opened in an unprecedented manner. Enhancing academic dialogue is fundamental to create synergies among research initiatives and avoid duplication of efforts.

Goals

The goals of the this roundtable are:

  • To foster stronger ties among academic institutions;
  • To develop a synthesis of discussions following the Brazil conference, which could contribute to efforts aimed at channeling the outcomes from the Brazilian meeting into other spaces, such as the IGF and the overall WSIS review process;
  • To reflect on possible frameworks for Internet Governance and evaluate them against widely accepted principles (eg. the need to preserve the interoperability and stability of the Internet);
  • To foster the convergence between academics in the area of social science and technology;
  • To identify gaps for further research in the field.

Agenda

Friday, 25 April 2014
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Address
09:45 – 10:45 Internet Governance ecosystem evolution: what are the ongoing processes for discussion and their achievements so far?
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 Debriefing of Net Mundial: General Evaluation
12:00 – 13:00 Internet Governance Principles: from paper to practice
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 IG ecosystem evolution: Globalization of ICANN
Saturday, 26 April 2014
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee
10:00 – 12:30 Ecosystem Institutional Innovation
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Panel: Identifying gaps and increasing collaboration among Academics in the field of Internet Governance
15:30 – 16:00 Wrap up and closing