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Challenges and Opportunities: A Condensed Workshop on Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Internet Governance Research

December 4, 2016
02:00PM - 06:00PM


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Internet governance research has traditionally been at the interdisciplinary cross-roads of many traditions. In the last years, this trend is becoming more prevalent as the challenges to address and theorize Internet governance issues increasingly rely on a greater understanding of technical configurations and their implications. The methods and approaches of computer scientists for data collection and analysis is one such trend. To help bridge the gap across disciplines and open opportunities for interdisciplinary research, thisĀ event, organized by GIGANET and the Internet Policy Observatory at the University of Pennsylvania, will bring together computer scientists and social, political and/or legal scholars who have been conducting research on issues such as censorship, net neutrality, privacy and surveillance to discuss methodological issues as well best practices for collaboration between scholars from a variety of disciplines. The second half of the program will feature an open roundtable to discuss the role of academics (and GIGANET) in the wider internet governance and policymaking context. Discussions will focus on how to foster research that is relevant both in academic circles as well as for policy and advocacy communities, how to build research collaborations with advocacy organizations that might be conducting research or have access to significant datasets, and how to bring more researchers and academics, particularly emerging talent, into internet governance conversations and spaces.


For the full agenda and to RSVP, please emailĀ lsh@asc.upenn.edu

The event is free of charge, but requires advanced registration.