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Researching Internet Governance: Methods, Frameworks, Futures

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Researching Internet Governance: Methods, Frameworks, Futures
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12 pm Eastern

This will be a virtual event conducted via zoom. Reservations are required and can be reserved for free online,

Event Description:

Join American University's Internet Governance Lab's Faculty Directors Derrick Cogburn, Laura DeNardis, Nanette Levinson and Global Fellow Francesca Musiani on Tuesday, September 22nd at 12pm Eastern for the launch of their new book, Researching Internet Governance: Methods, Frameworks, Futures.

The event will be moderated by Anriette Esterhuysen, Chair, United Nations Internet Governance Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group and Senior Advisor Global and Regional Internet Governance, Association for Progressive Communications.

Special guest speakers include: Sandra Braman, Ron Deibert, Jeanette Hofmann, Eric Jardine, Rikke Frank Jørgensen, Milton L Mueller, Niels ten Oever, Kieron O’Hara, Rolf Weber.

About the book:

A multidisciplinary book that takes internet governance research as a research subject in its own right, discussing methods and conceptual approaches.

The design and governance of the internet has become one of the most pressing geopolitical issues of our era. The stability of the economy, democracy, and the public sphere depend on the stability and security of the internet. Revelations about election hacking, facial recognition technology, and government surveillance have gotten the public's attention and made clear the need for scholarly research that examines internet governance both empirically and conceptually. In this volume, scholars from a range of disciplines consider research methods, theories, and conceptual approaches in the study of internet governance.

The contributors show that internet governance is not only about governments; it is enacted through technical design, resource coordination, and conflicts at various invisible control points. They discuss such topics as the emergence of “internet governance” as an area of academic study and a real-world policy arena; the scholarly perspectives of STS, the law, computer science, and political science; the use of big data and text mining in internet governance studies; and cybersecurity.

Contributors: Farzaneh Badiei, Davide Beraldo, Sandra Braman, Ronald J. Deibert, Dame Wendy Hall, Jeanette Hofmann, Eric Jardine, Rikke Frank Jørgensen, Aastha Madaan, Stefania Milan, Milton Mueller, Kieron O'Hara, Niels ten Oever, Rolf H. Weber


AU School of Communication

AU School of International Service Office of Research

AU Kogod School of Business

AU Internet Governance Lab

Internet Society Washington DC Chapter



Conferences. Panels. Speakers
School of Communication
Kogod School of Business
School of International Service
Matt Seklecki

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