Last Event: Content Rules?!

Newsfeeds, Algorithms, Content Moderation, and Ethics

A joint panel discussion in New York City and Washington DC, hosted by the New York and Washington, DC Chapters of the Internet Society in partnership with the Internet Governance Lab at American University.

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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.

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 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 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.

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?

Pathfinder 2 – Internet Capacity Building for Social Good

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity to learn about strategies and solutions for your organization.

Pathfinder 3 – Nonprofits and the DNS: Why it Matters

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity to learn about strategies and solutions for your organization.

January 26, 2017
  • ISOC-DC January Happy Hour
    January 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Hawthorne, 1336 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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December 1, 2016
  • Is the Internet Fragmenting? Part 4: The Policy Lens

    December 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    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.

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December 16, 2016
  • December Breakfast

    December 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    How To Make Every Congressional Staffer A Tech Staffer
    Description: With a new Congress heading to town in January, it’s very important to look at what tools exist to educate staffers about Internet and tech issues. Traditionally, some Hill staffers focus on tech issues and study up. However, these days that’s likely not good enough. The Internet is so pervasive that it really permeates everything today. The Internet affects healthcare, education, defense, and almost every other industry. So how can we get Congressional staffers the important information they require? Join Christian Dawson of the i2Coalition and Shane Tews of the American Enterprise Institute to discuss.

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Past Events

IGF 2016 Debrief

ISOC-DC hosted a Debrief of the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which was held from December 6 – 9, 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The discussion was facilitated by Carolyn Nguyen of Microsoft and David Vyorst of ISOC-DC. The discussants gave brief remarks...

Pathfinder 2 – Internet Capacity Building for Social Good

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity to learn about strategies and solutions for your organization.

Pathfinder 3 – Nonprofits and the DNS: Why it Matters

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity to learn about strategies and solutions for your organization.

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.

DNS Forum

On September 14 & 15, Public Interest Registry, CENTR, LACTLD, i2Coalition, and ISOC-DC brought together a diverse group of experts to discuss the impacts of policy on DNS (domain name system) technical operators.  Panelists and audience members will discuss the implications of privacy, security, and content policies for these technical operators and how the technical community can best engage in the evolving multistakeholder model of Internet governance.

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