What: Virtually all governments look to regulate the internet, and many repressive regimes seek to greatly restrict their citizens’ access to the online world. What standards should be set? Should there be any standards? Laura Denardis, an American University communications professor, specializes in internet governance and regulation of internet access.
Who: Dr. DeNardis is a globally recognized internet governance scholar and an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at American University. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network. Her books include Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability; Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance; Information Technology in Theory and a forthcoming Yale University Press book on Global Internet Governance. DeNardis holds an AB in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, an MEng from Cornell University, a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Yale Law School.
When: April 5 and onwards
Where: On-campus, in-studio, via telephone
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