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Workshop on Internet Governance and E-diplomacy
26 March 2012
14:15 to 17:15 (Room G05, Agora building)
14:15 - 14:20 Welcome and opening remarks by Jan Kleijssen, Director, Information Society and Against against Crime Directorate, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law.
Moderators: Diplo Foundation team
14:20 – 15:45 Internet and diplomacy: changing the agenda, environment and tools
Internet governance processes (WSIS, IGF, ICANN, EuroDIG, other) and actors (ICANN, RIR, ISOC, UN, ITU, CoE, Regional Organisations, governments, private sector, civil society), Internet governance, geopolitics and added value for Council of Europe member states, e-tools in diplomatic activities and inclusive policy processes.
15.45 – 16.00 Pause
16.00 – 17.15 Discussion on key Internet governance issues:
· Infrastructure and critical resources (layers, infrastructure, domain name system)
· Security, safety and cybercrime (cyber-security, child protection, counterfeit medical products, crossborder co-operation)
· Privacy and data protection (transborder flow of personal data)
· Content policy and human rights (censorship, freedom of expression, hate speech, illegal content, liability of Internet intermediaries)
· Openness (network neutrality)
· Emerging issues (cloud computing, social networks, search engines, the Internet of things)
- Internet Governance 2012-2015 Council of Europe Strategy
- An Introduction to Internet Governance (2010), DiploFoundation
- Committee of Ministers Declaration on Internet Governance Principles 2011
- Internet: case-law of the European Court of Human Rights – report of the Research Division of the European Court of Human Rights
Diplo Workshop Team
Dr Alex Sceberras Trigona served as Malta’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1981–1987. He has a doctorate in law from the University of Malta and was also a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. Over the last 15 years he has run more than 50 simulation exercises for diplomats, civil servants and international officials. Dr. Trigona is a practising lawyer and a Senior Fellow at DiploFoundation.
Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the founding director of DiploFoundation. He is a former diplomat with a professional and academic background in international law, diplomacy and information technology. Dr Kurbalija currently directs online learning courses on ICT and diplomacy and lectures in academic and training institutions in Switzerland, the United States, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Malta. His main areas of research are diplomacy and the development of an international Internet regime, multistakeholder diplomacy, online negotiations and diplomatic law.
Mr Vladimir Radunović is the Co-ordinator of Internet Governance Projects at DiploFoundation. He has carried out numerous training sessions worldwide in Internet Governance and Policy, including online. His research focus is on capacity development, e-participation and e-diplomacy, broadband and access policy, network neutrality, open Internet and end-user rights, cyber-security and Internet safety. He holds a diploma in electrical engineering and a Master’s degree in contemporary diplomacy.