The Berkman Center was asked by National Telecommunications & Information Administration of the United States Department of Commerce (NTIA) to serve on an independent expert panel to conduct a thorough review and assessment of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s CCWG Accountability Recommendations in order to determine the extent to which they comply with good governance principles.
The Berkman Klein Center’s Internet governance work is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and extended investigation into several important aspects of the multi-layered system that defines the function, structure, and operation of the Internet at both the technical and application layers. This research includes developing a better understanding of the governance landscape and the mechanisms of effective governance, while contributing in meaningful ways to the debate over the future evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem.
Our Internet governance work proceeds through research, events, and collaborative partnerships. Much of our Internet governance work is done in conjunction with the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC), which includes partner research centers from around the world, including the Global South.