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IKMZ - Department of Communication and Media Research

Media Change & Innovation Division

Andreasstrasse 15
CH-8050 Zurich
Phone +41 (0)44 635 20 92
Fax +41 (0)44 634 49 34


  • Internet Governance Forum 2017

    William Drake, International Fellow & Lecturer in the Media Change & Innovation Division at IPMZ will be active at the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting to be held at the United Nations in Geneva on 18-21 December. Hosted this year by the Swiss government, the IGF brings together several thousand Internet specialists for multistakeholder dialogue and coordination on a wide variety of global governance issues. Among other appearances at the event, Dr. Drake is co-organizer with Chinese colleagues of a workshop on, Social Responsibility and Ethics in Artificial Intelligence; lead presenter in a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) workshop on, Digitalization and International Trade; and the organizer of a workshop on, Data Localization and Barriers to Crossborder Data Flows, where a group of senior practitioners and analysts will discuss a new policy initiative proposed in a paper he has prepared for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

    The entire IGF 2017 meeting offers those participating remotely a rich interactive online participation experience. Real-time transcription is also available to augment the overall participatory experience for delegates following around the globe. To participate (make remote interventions, follow transcriptions, chat in real-time with others) online using Webex, use the schedule at https://igf2017.intgovforum.org to find the room number(s) of the sessions you would like to join and register and enter the webex rooms using the links that will appear in this page.