The Battle for the Global Internet


September 27, 2018

The Battle for the Global Internet

The next six months could be an inflection point for the way the internet functions at home and around the world. From the physical infrastructure to the services that run on top of it, the internet has become a major focal point of debate around the world. Over the...

Is the Internet Fragmenting, Part 1

Recent developments related to the Internet have prompted alarming questions about whether it is fragmenting. They include a diverse set of technical, economic, and policy developments and decisions that have been taken in response to the continued growth and globalization of the Internet, and its evolving role as critical infrastructure for the digital economy.

Is the Internet Fragmenting, Part 2: The Technical Lens

This event is Part 2 of a four-part series of dialogues organized in response to recent developments related to the Internet that have prompted alarming questions about whether it is fragmenting. They include a diverse set of technical, economic, and policy developments and decisions that have been taken in response to the continued growth and globalization of the Internet.

Is the Internet Fragmenting, Part 3 The Business Lens

“The Business Lens” examines how technology choices and policy decisions that potentially fragment the Internet affect global commerce and economic growth. Microsoft and ISOC-DC are bringing together policy stakeholders, including government, the technical community, civil society, industry, and other organizations, to consider these issues more fully.

Is the Internet Fragmenting? Part 4: The Policy Lens

The discussion, the final in a four-part series that has explored multiple facets of fragmentation, will bring together stakeholders from government, industry, civil society, and the technical community to examine how policy decisions can lead to fragmentation, and the impact of such fragmentation on the digital economy globally and nationally.

The Battle for the Global Internet

The next six months could be an inflection point for the way the internet functions at home and around the world. From the physical infrastructure to the services that run on top of it, the internet has become a major focal point of debate around the world. Over the...

Visions of the Internet from Delhi, Wuzhen, Geneva, and Everywhere Else

In addition to discussing IGF2017, which was held from December 18 to December 21 in Geneva, participants discuss their observations from the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) held in November in New Delhi, India, as well as the 4th annual World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen, China, in December.

The Role of Governments in Internet Governance

The debate over the role of governments in the realm of Internet governance stems in large part from the inherent contradictions between governments and governance and the Internet and the tensions that have played out over time between policy makers and the Internet governance community as a result of those tensions.

Scenarios for the Future of Internet Governance

  Scenarios for the Future of Internet Governance Hosted by the DC Chapter of the Internet Society and the Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University Panel 1: What is the IANA Function? What led to the US decision to reduce its role in...

The Geopolitics of Internet Governance

The international landscape calls for a more compelling narrative for internet governance than the US –centric one inherited from the ‘90s. Will it be possible to accommodate non-western state’s (this is much more than China and Russia) desire for a larger role for governments without throwing the multi-stakeholder model and (more importantly) human rights overboard?

ISOC-DC’S WCIT POSTMORTEM

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) presented a WCIT Post Mortem to contemplate the recent World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai and the new International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) that were drafted there, leading to a lack of consensus among the attending member states.



Past Events

The Battle for the Global Internet

The next six months could be an inflection point for the way the internet functions at home and around the world. From the physical infrastructure to the services that run on top of it, the internet has become a major focal point of debate around the world. Over the...

Governing the Internet of Things

Program Announcement and Schedule The Internet’s architecture and governance structures have been designed to enable innovation, global communication and the free flow of information, but the Internet of Things presents a new range of governance challenges. An...

Choosing New Technologies for a Better Internet: Who Decides?

Hosted by the Internet Governance Lab at American University The recent high-profile debates on encryption and surveillance policy mean that less attention has been paid to ongoing efforts to deploy new technologies and protocols to enhance the network layer, the...

Visions of the Internet from Delhi, Wuzhen, Geneva, and Everywhere Else

In addition to discussing IGF2017, which was held from December 18 to December 21 in Geneva, participants discuss their observations from the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) held in November in New Delhi, India, as well as the 4th annual World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen, China, in December.

Digital Preservation: Policy Challenges (with Vint Cerf)

In 2018, the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY), with the support of Google, has embarked on a new project to explore and define Digital Preservation principles, protocols, and practices. The first event, in this two-part series, is presented in partnership...

Baked In: Can Policy Help Create Incentives in the Cybersecurity Marketplace?

How does policy impact evolution and innovation of cybersecurity markets and the tech sector? How can technology, standards-setting, and policy narrow the scope of risk within which cyber defenders operate? How can policy, markets, and the tech sector help to create the incentives necessary to enhance the security of the Internet?

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