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Who Runs the Internet? The Role of Nations, NGOs, and the UN in International Internet Governance, and What It Means for International and National Security

International & National Security Law Practice Group Teleforum

Herbert Lin, Paul Rosenzweig

Start : Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:00 PM

End   : Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:00 PM

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Cyberspace is a globe-spanning domain with more than 2.5 billion users and more than 1 trillion different “things” attached. Who runs it? Who sets the rules for international governance? For years, most of the management has been by two non-governmental organizations, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and the Internet Engineering Task Force. In Dubai last December, the International Telecommunications Union (a body of the United Nations) made a bid for a role in the governance structure. What does that mean for the future of the internet? What does this mean for international and national security?


  • Dr. Herbert Lin, Chief Scientist, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, The National Academy of Sciences
  • Mr. Paul Rosenzweig, Red Branch Law and Consulting,  former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Author of Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace Are Challenging America and Changing the World


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