Representation in Cyberspace Study

Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School

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January 23, 1999, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.


Panel discussions with representatives of existing membership organizations. We hope to draw on the experience of other groups in such areas as membership definition, member communication, nomination and election procedures, and handling diverse constituencies or wide geographic distribution. We will be asking how ICANN is similar to and different from established groups.



  • Who is a member?: defining membership boundaries and criteria
  • How do members relate to ICANN?: rights and obligations of membership
  • How do members elect at-large directors?: communication in the nomination and election processes

    Panel of theoretical perspectives on membership and representation, with relation to the specific challenges ICANN will face.


    The Berkman Center welcomes public attendance and electronic participation via the submission of written questions, ideas or proposals. Comments can be submitted to or by postal mail to:

    RCS/Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
    Pound Hall 511
    1563 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02138 U.S.A.

    In addition, Berkman Center staff are actively subscribed to domain name/assigned numbers discussion lists such as IFWP, ORSC, and Internic's domain-policy.

    The deadline for submissions is January 20, 1999.

    For background on the Berkman Center membership study, please visit the main RCS website.

    Contact: Wendy Seltzer, +1 617 495 7547

    Last modified 1/16/99 by Wendy Seltzer
    Berkman Center for Internet & Society