Kleinwächter, Wolfgang

Aarhus, Professor, International Communication Policy and Regulation, University of Aarhus


Wolfgang Kleinwächter is a professor for international communication policy and regulation at the Department for Media and Information Sciences of the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He Co-Chaired the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus during the Preparatory Process towards "WSIS I". He is also active in different positions in ICANN´s At Large community. He is member of the International Council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). Previous teaching positions included the University of Leipzig (1984/2001), the University of Tampere in Finland (1992/1993) and the School of International Services at the American University in Washington, D.C., (1993/95). From 1995 to 1997 he chaired the Management Board of the Interregional Information Society Initiative (IRISI) of the European Commission in Brussels. Since 1998 he teaches in Aarhus. He is a member of a number of Advisory Boards of scientific journals - like Gazette - and Programme Committees, inter alia of ISOC´s INET 2002 Conference in Washington. He has published extensively on international communication policy and regulation as well as on Internet Governance. His book "ICANN 2.0: The Long Road Towards Self-Regulation of the Internet" will be published in Fall 2004 in the "Beck Verlag" in Germany.