Internet Governance: The New World Order in Cyberspace

January 10, 2007
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Corporate Luncheon Panel
Wednesday, January 10
12 – 2:30 pm

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Izumi Aizu, Senior Research Fellow, The Tama University New Institute for Social Knowledge and Collaboration; Principal, Asia Network Research Center
Jordyn Buchanan, Site Reliability Manager at Google; Chair, Whois Task Force, ICANN 
Wendy Seltzer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School; Fellow, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School

The rapid diffusion of digital communication technologies has rendered the internet a virtual requirement for smooth social interaction.  However, these technologies have also spawned activities, both political and illegal, whose influence and reach heed no international borders.  In response, many individual countries have introduced security countermeasures, and are seeking out ways to justify the application of their own strict legal restrictions.  In the post-9/11 U.S. in particular, crackdowns on illegal activity have led to restrictions on personal freedoms previously taken for granted.  Developing countries who see the U.S. as having a monopoly on management of the internet, wish to see that control transferred to their governments whereby they could better control the flow of information within their borders.  Developed countries, on the other hand have no desire to share this control and put their internet-related businesses at risk.  This panel will discuss U.S. and Japanese perspectives on the need for a global interpretation of governance and international order in cyberspace.

12 -12:30 pm    Registration & reception
12:30 – 1    Luncheon
1 – 2:30    Panel presentations

Admission: This is a free event open to the public.  Luncheon seats are available on a first come, first served basis.


  • Wednesday, January 10, 2007
  • 12:00 pm