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Internet Governance

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.


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Monday, Nov 9, 2015

Towards Digital Constitutionalism? Mapping Attempts to Craft an Internet Bill of Rights

The idea of an “Internet Bill of Rights” is by no means a new one: in fact, serious efforts to draft such a document can be traced at least as far back as the mid-1990s. In this… More

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Designing Successful Governance Groups

Lessons for Leaders from Real-World Examples

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, together with the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC), is pleased to announce the release of a new publication… More

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

Governance of Online Intermediaries: Observations From a Series of National Case Studies

This project examines the rapidly changing landscape of online intermediary liability at the intersection of law, technology, norms, and markets, and is aimed at informing and… More

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

Multistakeholder as Governance Groups: Observations from Case Studies

The project explores existing multistakeholder governance groups with the goal of informing the future evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem. The research effort… More


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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Review and Assessment of ICANN's CCWG Recommendations

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… More

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016

Announcing the Winners of the Student Case Study Writing Competition on Innovative Multistakeholder Governance Groups

The winning contributions reflected a diversity of insights, ideas, and perspectives about unique examples of multistakeholder governance. Essays examined a wide range of… More

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

Liability of Online Intermediaries: New Study by the Global Network of Internet and Society Centers

The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are pleased to announce the release of a new… More