2012 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum – Session M2- The future of Internet : Where we go? and how?

Session M2- The future of Internet : Where we go? and how?

Date: 19 July 2012 (Thursday)

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Venue: Room 17610, 6th Floor, Building No.17, Aoyama Campus, Aoyama Gakuin University

Many observers would agree with an article published in the May 2012 issue of “Vanity Fair” magazine, which argues that “There is a war under way for control of the Internet [between] Governments, corporations, criminals,….The system is now approaching a state of crisis on four main fronts”:  state sovereignty, piracy and intellectual property, privacy, and security. Such increasingly common prognoses challenge the long-standing vision of the Internet as a single globally interconnected space.

The purpose of this workshop is to consider the potential effects of these four pending “crises,” both individually and in the aggregate.  In addition, we will discuss whether the overarching principles articulated in the 1990s by the US Clinton Administration—such as private sector leadership, multi-stakeholder cooperation, and minimalist government intervention—can continue to guide global Internet governance in the turbulent years to come.


ModeratorMr. Kuo Wei WU, CEO, National Information Infrastructure Promotion Association

Panelists -

  • Mr. William DrakeInternational Fellow & Lecturer, Media Change & Innovation Division, IPMZ, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mr. Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist, APNIC
  • Ms. Hong XueDirector of Institute for the Internet Policy & Law (IIPL), Beijing Normal University
  • Mr. Izumi AizuDeputy Director at Institute for HyperNetwork Society
  • Mr. Hiro Hotta, Director of Corporate Planning, Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Keith Davidson, Chair, Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association
  • Mr. Robbert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy at Cisco
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