The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. This year is the 10th annual meeting, and it's being held in João Pessoa, Brazil, on November 10-13th. (Remote participation is welcomed!) The Berkman Center is thrilled to be an active participant in key discussions about some of the most pressing, complex, and exciting issues of our increasingly networked world.
A number of our projects in collaboration with the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC) and the Digitally Connected initiative include a focus on regional issues in Latin America and Asia and involve participants from across the greater Berkman community. For example, our Harmful Speech Online project, which will undertake research, policy analysis, and look at strategies to address the issue, will be highlighted during the Dangerous Speech Online session at IGF and at the annual NoC meeting taking place in Hong Kong in late November. The NoC meeting is preceded by the launch of theDigital Asia Hub (DAH), an independent, non-profit Internet and society research think tank that aims to strengthen effective multi-stakeholder discourse, with both local and regional activities. The DAH will contribute to – and itself serve as a node of – the NoC's larger network of academic organizations, and it will serve as a regional forum where many of these conversations can continue.
Below is selected list of some of the sessions the Berkman Center and our colleagues from the Network of Centers will be joining as participants. (Note: Listed times are EST.)