Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

A global network for scholars of internet governance

2008 Annual Symposium

The research agenda of GigaNet is driven by its diverse members. As a collective premier research event, GigaNet Program Committee organizes an Annual Symposium at the Internet Governance Forum meetings. The GigaNet Annual Symposium is an opportunity to showcase some of the best current research on Internet Governance from around the world and provides a venue for scholars to discuss and debate these crucial issues.

The  1st GigaNet Symposium was held in Athens, Greece, on 29 October 2006. The 2nd GigaNet Symposium was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 11 November 2007. 

Third GigaNet Annual Symposium

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), India

2 December 2008

The Symposium brochure(with introduction, detailed program, acknowledgments and biographies), posterand list of pre-registered participants are available online, as well as the photo gallery of presenters



    Program agenda with links to full papers and presenters' photos>

    9:00-9:30 Opening Session

    Welcoming Remarks by GigaNet Chair

    NANETTE S. LEVINSON, American University, USA

    Program Overview by Program Chair

    MERYEM MARZOUKI, CNRS & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

    9:30-11:15 SESSION 1 - Chair: ROLF H. WEBER, University of Zürich, Switzerland
    Networked Global Governance And The Institutionalization of Internet Governance

    New Web Standards in the Making: Transnational Private Governance and Beyond

    FRANÇOIS-XAVIER DUDOUET, CNRS & Université Paris-Dauphine, France
    BENJAMIN NGUYEN (presenter), Université Versailles Saint-Quentin, France
    ANTOINE VION (presenter), Université de la Méditerranée, France

    Co-Creating Processes in Global Governance: The Case of Internet Governance
    NANETTE S. LEVINSON, American University, USA

    More Substance than Process: Information Government's Lessons for Internet Governance
    VIKTOR MAYER-SCHÖNBERGER (presenter), LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

    Structuring Online and Offline Discursive Spaces of Internet Governance: Insights from a Network Approach to Map an Emerging Field
    ELENA PAVAN (presenter), University of Trento, Italy
    MARIO DIANI, University of Trento, Italy

    ICANN's GAC and Global Governance of the Internet: The Role of the EU in Bringing Back ‘Government' to Internet Governance
    JAMAL SHAHIN (presenter), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium & Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    MATTHIAS FINGER, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland


    11:45-13:30 SESSION 2 - Chair: NIKHIL AGARWAL, Europe Asia Business School, India
    Global Internet Governance: The Diverse Instruments of a complex mechanism

    The Humanization of Internet Governance: A Roadmap Towards a Comprehensive Global (Human) Rights Architecture for the Internet
    WOLFGANG BENEDEK (presenter), University of Graz, Austria
    MATTHIAS C. KETTEMANN, University of Graz, Austria
    MAX SENGES, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain & Stanford University, USA

    Architecting Civil Liberties
    LAURA DENARDIS (presenter), Yale Law School, USA

    Internet Governance and the Jurisdiction of States
    JOANNA KULESZA, University of Lodz, Poland

    Disrupting Global Governance: The Internet Whois Service, ICANN, and Privacy
    MILTON MUELLER, Syracuse University, USA & Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    MAWAKI CHANGO (presenter), Syracuse University, USA

    Internet Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in Latin-America
    CRISTOS VELASCO SAN MARTIN, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

    13:30-14:30 LUNCH BRE AK

    14:30-16:15 SESSION 3 - Chair: STEPHEN D. MCDOWELL, Florida State University, USA
    Stakeholders or Social Actors? Power Dynamics In Internet Governance

    Capacity Building' through Learning in the Global Internet Governance For
    SLAVKA ANTONOVA, Massey University, New Zealand

    Engendering Internet Governance Research: The Example of Censorship
    HEIKE JENSEN (presenter), Humboldt University, Germany

    Two Kinds of Violence: Internet Governance and Internet Mob in Mainland China
    ZHUO ZHANG, Wuhan University, China
    HANDONG WANG, Wuhan University, China

    From Athens to Hyderabad: Ontological Politics in the Internet Governance Forum
    TAREK CHENITI (presenter), Oxford University, United Kingdom

    Social Actors on a Hot Tin Roof? Between the Traditional and the Avant-garde in ‘Internet Governance' Mobilization
    MARIANNE I. FRANKLIN (presenter), Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom




    An Assessment of the UN Internet Governance Forum
    OLGA CAVALLI, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Separated Together: The International Telecommunication Union and Civil Society
    KRISTINA IRION, Central European University, Hungary

    Realizing the Global Promise of the Internet: The Future of Internet Governance

    Building Regional and Ethno-Linguistic Communities in the Infosphere: dot Asia and dot Cat
    STEPHEN D. MCDOWELL (presenter), Florida State University, USA
    PHILIP E. STEINBERG, Florida State University, USA
    YI-HSING HAN, Florida State University, USA

    The Space Law Analogy to Internet Governance
    JEREMY MALCOLM (presenter), Consumers International, Malaysia

    Who Dominates the Market First? Competition Between IDN ccTLDs and IDN gTLDs
    Y.J. PARK, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

    Toward a Humanistic Conception of Cyberspace. A Twofold Challenge for Netizens Mobilizing for a Democratic Internet Governance
    ELENA PAVAN, University of Trento, Italy
    MAX SENGES (presenter), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain & Stanford University, USA
    KONSTANTINOS KOMAITIS, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

    Modifying the Data Stream: Deep Packet Inspection and Internet Censorship
    BEN WAGNER (presenter), University of Granada, Spain & University of Munich, Germany

    Social Contract As Model For The Internet Community
    ROLF H. WEBER (presenter), University of Zürich, Switzerland




































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