Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) Professor Milton Mueller will be presenting “Internet Governance in the Era of Wikileaks, Cyberwar and Content Filtering” as part of the SUinDC “Back-to-School” Series on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Mueller will discuss the ways the Internet challenges the ability of nation-states to control communication and information, as well as some recent incidents in Internet governance. He will show how these incidents are leading to new forms of global governance involving peer production, networked governance and delegation to private actors.
The event will be held at the Syracuse University Greenberg House in Washington, D.C. until 8:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration can be purchased for $25.00 advance here.
Mueller, the author of “Network and States: The Global politics of Internet Governance” has recently been featured in CNET, Ars Technica, PC Magazine, and IP Watch about the recent proposal by the Obama administration that would allow national governments to veto the creation of general Top Level Domains (gTLDs) during the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) process for any reason.
Mueller teaches courses on information and communication policy and telecommunication management. His research focuses on property rights, institutions and global governance in communication and information industries. His earlier book Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) was the first book-length analysis of the political and economic forces leading to the creation of ICANN. He is also one of the founders of the Internet Governance Project, an alliance of scholars in action around global Internet policy issues. As co-founder of the Noncommercial Users Constituency he has played a leading role in organizing and mobilizing public interest groups in ICANN. He also serves on the Advisory Council of Public Interest Registry (.org).