Global Internet Governance - Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies


Final Programme
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Day 1 – Thursday 30 March 2017

08:30-09:00 – Welcome of Participants

09:00-09:30 – Opening Session
Conference Opening
Meryem Marzouki, General Chair, CNRS and UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France
Welcome addresses
- Bernard Ludwig, Scientific Project Manager for French-German and International Programmes, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France
- Serge Fdida, Vice-President for Europe and International Partnerships, UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France
- Simon Luck, Scientific Coordinator, Paris Institute for Advanced Study, France

09:30-10:30 – Keynote Session 1
Undiplomatic Ties: When Internet Blocks Intermediation
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Yves Schemeil, Science Po Grenoble (Grenoble Institute of Political Studies), France
Moderator: Meryem Marzouki, CNRS and UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France

10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 – Presentation Session 1
Internet Governance as a Science Diplomacy Terrain
Chair: Meryem Marzouki, CNRS and UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France
Respondent: Katharine Sarikakis, University of Vienna, Austria
- Modes of Internet Governance as Science Diplomacy: What Lessons for Europe from the US Experience?
Francesco Amoretti and Domenico Fracchiolla, University of Salerno, Italy
- Framing Internet governance in the context of International Relations theory
Julien Nocetti, IFRI – French Institute of International Relations, France
- Digital Constitutionalism: Global, Regional and National Initiatives to Entrench Digital Rights
Dennis Redeker, University of Bremen, Germany
- The paradox of globalised networks: internet governance between global consensus and local priorities
Julia Pohle, WZB - Berlin Social Sciences Center, Germany

12:30-14:00 – Buffet Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Presentation Session 2
Diplomacy at the Crossroads of Globalisation and Digitalisation
Chair: Eric Brousseau, University Paris Dauphine, France
Respondent: Robin Mansell, The London School of Economics, United Kingdom
- Digital rights and market in Free Trade Agreements
Maria Francesca De Tullio, University of Naples Federico II and Giuseppe Micciarelli, University of Salerno, Italy
- Contested Understandings: Cybersecurity Governance
Louise Marie Hurel, The Brazilian Naval War College, Brazil
- The impact of information and communication technologies on a global participatory process
Jerome Duberry, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
- National sovereignty, global policy, and the privatization of telecommunications
Claire Peters, Bristol University, United Kingdom

15:30-16:00 – Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 – Presentation Session 3
Case Studies of European Policy Diffusion
Chair: Mauro Santaniello, University of Salerno, Italy
Respondent: Andrea Calderaro, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
- The struggle over Internet governance as a matter of policy diffusion: reflections on copyright and privacy
Katharine Sarikakis, Olga Kolokytha, Izabela Korbiel and Krisztina Rozgonyi, University of Vienna, Austria
- The EU and effective multistakeholderism in Internet Governance
Trisha Meyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and Jamal Shahin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium
- European models for the governance of Media and Information Literacy (MIL): what lessons for Internet Governance (IG)?
Divina Frau-Meigs, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, France
- The diffusion of European values in the digital age: science diplomacy and the right to be forgotten
Jean-Marie Chenou, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

17:30-18:00 – UNESCO Special Session
UNESCO Project on Defining Internet Universality Indicators and Launch of new publication: 'Privacy, Free Expression and Transparency'
- Xianhong Hu, UNESCO, France
- Joseph A. Cannataci, University of Malta and University of Groningen, The Netherlands; United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
Moderator: Meryem Marzouki, CNRS and UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France
Presentation: UNESCO will present and discuss its new project of Defining Internet Universality Indicators and seeks to engage with various stakeholders for their inputs and contribution. The project is an immediate response and action following UNESCO’s adoption of ‘Connecting the Dots’ Outcome document in 2015 as its new approach to Internet issues as well as the successful development and application of the UNESCO IPDC Media Development Indicators. The project aims to elaborate appropriate Internet indicators which can serve to enrich stakeholders’ capacity for assessing Internet development, broaden international consensus, and foster online democracy and human rights towards knowledge societies engaged in sustainable development. This task will use the UNESCO concept of Internet Universality and related R.O.A.M principles as the guiding framework that promotes an Internet based on human Rights, and the principles of Openness, Accessibility and Multi-stakeholder participation.
Professor Joe Cannataci, one of the authors of UNESCO new publication ‘Privacy, Free Expression and Transparency’, will give a presentation on the major findings of the book. This publication was commissioned by UNESCO following its new approach of Internet Universality Framework and authored by Joseph Cannataci, Bo Zhao, Gemma Torras Vives, Shara Monteleone, Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici and Evgeni Moyakine, from the STeP (Security, Technology and e-Privacy) Research Group in the University of Groningen. UNESCO thanks the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The publication  examines the crucial challenges of balancing the fundamental rights of privacy and freedom of expression, and the related value of transparency, in an online context. This publication explores the boundaries of these rights, and the various modalities of reconciling and aligning them. The study analyses the legal framework, current mechanisms for balancing rights, and specific issues, cases and trends. Limited copies of the publication will be distributed on the occasion.

18:00-19:30 – Dining Cocktail

Day 2 – Friday 31 March 2017

09:30-10:30 – Keynote Session 2
Cyber-Security, Cyber-Peace and Privacy: Diplomatic and Other Options
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Joseph A. Cannataci, University of Malta and University of Groningen, The Netherlands; United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
Moderator: Meryem Marzouki, CNRS and UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France

10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 – Presentation Session 4
Internet Governance Facing Digital Disruptions
Chair: Rikke Frank Jørgensen, Danish Institute of Human Rights, Denmark
Respondent: Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Opening the Black Box: The Search for Algorithmic Transparency in Europe
Rachel Pollack Ichou, UNESCO, France
- Not fudging nudges: What Internet law can teach regulatory scholarship
Chris Marsden, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
- Migrating Servers, Elusive Users: Reconfigurations of the Russian Internet in the Post-Snowden Era
Kseniia Ermoshina and Francesca Musiani, ISCC CNRS/Paris Sorbonne/UPMC, France
- Shaping words to shape policy process: discourse coalitions in the Internet Governance ecosystem
Mauro Santaniello and Nicola Palladino, University of Salerno, Italy

12:30-14:00 – Buffet Lunch

14:00-16:00 – Roundtable with Diplomacy Professionals
Framing a European Internet Governance Science Diplomacy
'It's Organized Chaos': Deep Structure in Internet Governance
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jan Aart Scholte, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Moderator: Meryem Marzouki, CNRS and UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France
Discussion Speakers:
- Laurent Bernat, Policy Analyst, Digital Economy Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD, France
- Katharina Höne, Project Manager and Researcher in Science Diplomacy, DiploFoundation, Malta
- Xianhong Hu, Program Specialist, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, France
- Sophie Kwasny, Head of Data Protection Unit, Information Society and Action Against Crime Directorate, Council of Europe, France
- Elena Plexida, Policy Officer Internet Governance, European Commission DG CONNECT, Belgium
- Michael Remmert, Deputy Director, Policy Planning Directorate; Coordinator of the Schools of Political Studies, Council of Europe, France
Presentation: Global internet governance raises specific challenges for diplomacy to make informed choices when faced with multifold digital disruptions, where decisions made at the national or regional level may have a much wider geopolitical impact. Moreover, recent global internet governance institutionalization processes have emphasized important mutations in diplomatic practices.
Other global issues such as environment, health, finance or world trade have already opened the way to a renewed interest in science diplomacy, as a means to address complex mutations of the global world politics, which are often characterized by their highly technical nature, but internet governance is surprisingly often neglected or reduced to its cybersecurity dimension in science diplomacy studies
Focusing on Europe as a global actor with comparative perspectives from other regions, this roundtable of diplomacy professionals aims at discussing, through some emblematic case studies, whether and how a European internet governance science diplomacy could be framed.

16:00-16:15 – Conference Conclusions