3rd GigaNet workshop on Global Internet Governance

Third International Workshop on Global Internet Governance: An Interdisciplinary Research Field in Construction Organized by GigaNet, in cooperation with The Canadian Communication Association and Media@McGill

Montreal (QC), Canada - 30-31 May 2010
Thomson House, McGill University, Montreal

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) invites you to participate in its third scholarly workshop to be held in Montreal (QC), Canada, on 30-31 May 2010. This workshop is organized in cooperation with the Canadian Communication Association and Media@McGill, during the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) 2010 Congress week in Montreal.

Building on the success of its first two editions, respectively in Paris, France in June 2008 and in Brussels, Belgium in May 2009, the purpose of this third GigaNet workshop is twofold:

The first day will be dedicated to outreach sessions aimed at increasing the interest in the Global Internet Governance field among both various academic disciplines and the civil society at large, including but not limited to NGOs and civil society groups active in related fields. These outreach sessions will include academic tutorials on Global Internet Governance as well as information and discussion led by experts in the field on current Global Internet Governance debates and their relevance to public policy making.

The second day will feature thematic presentations. Scholars will present and discuss their work-in-progress in Internet Governance-related research, with the aim to identify emerging research themes and design a research agenda. Rather than featuring academic paper presentations, the workshop aims at providing a survey of current academic activities in the field, in order to share ideas and forge possible collaborations.

Along with Media@McGill, sponsors include the Global Internet Governance Academic Network, The Canadian Communication Association (CCA), Laboratoire d'informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), France, and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), France. 

Program Committee: Laura DeNardis, Yale U., USA; Meryem Marzouki, CNRS & U. Pierre et Marie Curie, France; Milton Mueller, Syracuse U., USA & Delft Technical U., The Netherlands; Claudia Padovani, Padova U., Italy & McGill U., Canada; Jeremy Shtern, Ryerson U., Canada. Local Organizing Committee: Juliana Dalley, McGill U., Canada; Becky Lentz, McGill U., Canada; Daniel Paré, U. of Ottawa, Canada; Claire Roberge, McGill U., Canada. There is no registration fee for this event. 

Workshop website: http://giga-net.org/page/2010-international-workshop
GigaNet: giga-net.org
ACC-CCA: www.acc-cca.ca

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