Book Launch - Provisional Programme


Reforming Internet Governance:

Perspectives from the Working Group on Internet Governance

Wednesday. November 16, 11:00-13:00, Hammamet Room, the Kram Exhibition Centre


Opening Remarks:

Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat supporting the Working Group on Internet Governance


Nitin Desai, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the World Summit on the Information Society, and former Chairperson of the Working Group on Internet Governance

Panel Participants:

Peng Hwa Ang, Director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre and Dean of the School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, on, “Self Regulation After WGIG”

Vittorio Bertola, Chairman of ICANN's At Large Advisory Committee, on, “Oversight and Multiple Root Server Systems”

Avri Doria, independent researcher, on, “WSIS, WGIG, Technology and Technologists”

William J. Drake, President, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, on, “Why the WGIG Process Mattered”

Baher Esmat, Telecom Planning Manager at Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and Juan Fernández, Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Informatics and Communication of Cuba and Coordinator of the Cuban Commission for Electronic Commerce, on, “International Internet Connections Costs”

Willy Jensen, Director General of the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority, on, “Striking the Appropriate Balance Between all Stakeholders”

Wolfgang Kleinwächter, professor of international communication policy and regulation, University of Aarhus, Denmark, on, “DeMystification of the Internet Root: Do we Need Governmental Oversight? ”

Alejandro Pisanty, Head of Academic Computing Services for the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Vice-Chair of the Board of ICANN, on, “Internet Names and Numbers in WGIG and WSIS: Perils and Pitfalls”