Book Launch: "Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Information Society"

IDPP is proud to co-sponsor the book launch discussion and reception “Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Multistakeholder Global Governance” in honor of IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn’s new book Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Information Society: Partners or Pawns? The book launch will take place on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 4:30pm-6:30pm in Abramson Family Founders Room in the School of International Service at American University (AU) with an accessible remote participation option.

Recording: Book Launch - Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Information Society: Partners or Pawns?

Co-sponsored by IDPP, the AU Internet Governance Lab, and the School of International Service, the event will feature a keynote address by Dr. Cogburn with remarks from renowned multistakeholder experts on Internet governance, global governance, and the information society.

Published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of the book series on Information Technology and Global Governance edited by Dr. Cogburn, Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Information Society examines the role of transnational advocacy networks in enabling effective participation for individual citizens in the deliberative processes of global governance. Contextualized around the international conference setting of the United Nations-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003 and 2005, the book sees epistemic communities and information and communication technologies (ICTs) as critical to the effectiveness of this important organizational form.


4:30p.m. - Welcome: Dr. James Goldgeier, Dean, School of International Service
(1-2 minutes)

Opening Remarks from the AU Internet Governance Lab: Dr. Laura DeNardis, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Communication and Co-Director, Internet Governance Lab
(1-2 minutes)

Introduction of Ambassador Diana Lady Dougan: Dr. Nanette Levinson, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of International Service and Co-Director, Internet Governance Lab
(1-2 minutes)

Overview Remarks: Ambassador Diana Lady Dougan, Panel Chair, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Chairman, Cyber Century Forum; Former inaugural statutory U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy and Assistant Secretary of State, US Department of State
(7-8 minutes)

4:45p.m. - Keynote Address: Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, Author, Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Information Society: Partners or Pawns?; Associate Professor of International Communication and Development, School of International Service; Executive Director, Institute on Disability and Public Policy; Co-Director, Internet Governance Lab
(15 minutes)

5:00p.m. - Multistakeholder Responses:
(5 minutes each)

  • Ms. Fiona Alexander: Associate Administrator, Office of International Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • Mr. Andrea Glorioso, Digital Economy and Cyber Counselor, Delegation of the European Union to the US
  • Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of State
  • Mr. Marc Rotenberg, President and Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
  • Mr. Mike Nelson, Public Policy, CloudFlare and Affiliate Adjunct Faculty, Communication, Culture, and Technology Program, Georgetown University

5:30p.m. - Question & Answer / Discussion
(30 minutes)

6:00p.m. - Reception and Dinner (Light Buffet)
Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service, American University