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Patricia A Vargas-Leon

Patricia A Vargas-Leon

PhD Candidate

337 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-5509

pavargas@syr.edu

Overview

Patricia got her PhD from the School of Information Studies at the Syracuse University and is currently a visiting fellow in the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her research and teaching interests focus on information policy and Internet governance with an emphasis on issues such as national security, control over the Internet infrastructure, net neutrality, and the implementation of policies to monitor social networks. Her doctoral dissertation explores governments’ attempts to "shut down" the Internet in democratic and hybrid regimes. Patricia is also working to identify government practices to regulate global resources beyond their jurisdiction, by drawing a comparison between the cyberspace and current international regulation of oceanic waters.Patricia was a consultant for the United Nations' Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS). She holds a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Perú and an MS Degree in Library and Information Sciences with a focus in legal research from Syracuse University. Patricia specializes in international law and law of the sea and practiced law in the public and private sector. Her legal research also analyses controversies related to sea boundary delimitations and Internet fragmentation (also known as Internet alignment). Her legal thesis looked at a case recently solved by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) involving a boundary dispute between Perú and Chile, in South America.

Teaching


Teaching History - 2014-2015
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2015 IST618 M801 Information Policy
Summer 2015 IST618 M802 Information Policy
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