The Institutionalization of Global Internet Governance: Multistakeholderism, Multilateralism and Beyond
The SNIS will hold its biannual conference, hosted by the World Trade Institute (University of Bern), on 6 and 7 December 2013 in Bern.
Internet is a complex and multi-faceted topic. It engages a broad range of institutions of different character, with different types of representation and decision-making processes. As a matter of fact, there are vital interests at stake in the design of Internet global governance architecture and its sustainability.
The conference will start by mapping the terrain and feature a keynote speech by Frédéric Riehl, Vice-director of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications. Four panels will then shed light on existing multistakeholder and multilateral models, address alternative forms of global governance and explore the emerging geopolitical landscape.
Speakers include: Bertrand de la Chapelle (Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Project), Theresa Swinehart (ICANN), Markus Kummer (The Internet Society), and Milton L. Mueller (Syracuse University).