Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) 9th Annual Symposium

01 September 2014 - A Pre-event on Istanbul,Turkey



Program - 9th Annual Symposium

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and introductions

9:00 – 10:30 Theoretical session: Conceptual/Definitional papers

  • Carolina Aguerre. A framework for national mechanisms on Internet governance
  • Kirsten Gollatz, Jeanette Hofmann and Christian Katzenbach. Internet Governance as an Analytical Concept
  • Rolf Weber, Proliferation of “Internet governance”

11:00 – 12:30 Emerging scholar session: Institutional innovation in Internet governance


  • Andreas Kuehn. A New Paradigm in Securing Software Vulnerabilities – An Institutional Analysis of Emerging Bug Bounty Programs and their Implications for Cybersecurity and Internet Governance
  • Uta Meier-Hahn. Internet interconnection: how economic sociology can inform the discourse on internet governance
  • Trisha Meyer. Access and Control: The Political Economy of Online Copyright Enforcement in the European Union


12:30 – 1:30 Lunch


1:30 – 3:00 Interactive session: Multistakeholder governance and its alternatives


  • Mark Raymond, Laura Denardis and Fen Hampson. The Emergence of Contention in Global Internet Governance
  • Aaron van Klyton and Kerry Holden. Internet Governance and the African city
  • Derrick Cogburn. Uncovering the Conceptual Antecedents of the NETMundial Outcome Document on the Future of Global Internet Governance


3:30 – 5:00 Interactive session: The DNS and global Internet governance


  • Hong Xue. Trademark Protection at the Top-Level Domains: A Legal Review of the Trademark Right Objections in ICANN New gTLD Program
  • Patricia Vargas-Leon and Andreas Kuehn. Political Economy of Critical Internet Resources: South America vs. Amazon, Inc.: The battle for .AMAZON)


  • Kenneth Merrill. A Marketplace of Networks: Power and counter-power in the DNS