[A2k] Dec 6 free conference on trade and the Internet

Susan Ariel Aaronson saaronson2 at verizon.net
Thu Nov 29 11:46:21 PST 2012

Hi Manon:  Thank you so much.

*Can Trade Policies and Agreements Advance Internet Freedom?*

December 6, 2012, 8:15-3:30

Elliott School for International Affairs

1957 E Street NW, Lindner Commons, 6^th floor

Register for this free conference at go.gwu.edu/tradeandinternet 

/Schedule may be subject to change./


*Panel 1:8:15-9:45 a.m. */European, U.S. and Canadian Views on the Free 
Flow of Information /


/Speakers in this session will examine how the three trade giants use 
trade policy to advance cross border information flows. They will also 
give their views as to the possible effects of these provisions on 
Internet /


Moderator: Brian Wingfield -- Bloomberg//Businessweek

/Panelists://MEP Marietje Schaake -- European Parliament

*Eric Miller*-- Embassy of Canada in the United States
Danny Weitzner -- MIT

*Coffee Break:9:45-10:05 a.m.*

*Panel 2:10:05-11:35 a.m. */Can Policymakers Find Greater Coherence 
between Privacy, IPR, and Internet Freedom?


/Speakers in this session will discuss privacy and IPR provisions in 
trade agreements and how such provisions may support and/or at times 
reduce Internet openness./

Moderator: Mark MacCarthy -- SIIA

Panelists:Hillary Brill -- eBay

Corynne McSherry --Electronic Frontier Foundation

Cynthia Wong -- Human Rights Watch

Lara Ballard -- U.S. Department of State

*The Future of Internet Freedom: 11:35 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. */A Human 
Rights Perspective/
Lee Hibbard -- The Council of Europe

Moderator, Matt Schruers, CCIA


*Luncheon Keynote:12:15-1:15 p.m. */The Future of Internet Freedom/
Andrew McLaughlin -- betaworks, introduced by Cecilia Kang, _Washington 
Post _

Andrew McLaughlin is entrepreneur-in-residence at betaworks, New York 
City. He is chairman of the board of Access, and a member of the board 
of directors at Code for America, the Sunlight Foundation, and Public 
Knowledge. From 2009-2011, Andrew McLaughlin was Deputy Chief Technology 
Officer of the United States. From 2011-2012, Andrew was Vice President 
of Tumblr, responsible for the international, community, outreach, 
editorial, marketing, and support teams. From 2004-2009, Andrew was 
Director of Global Public Policy at Google.

*Panel 3:1:15-2:15 p.m. */Overview of Project Findings: Can Trade 
Agreements Set Information Free? How the U.S., EU and Canada Use Trade 
Policy to Advance Human Rights/

/Moderate:Doug Palmer, Washington Trade Correspondant, Reuters/

/Aaronson and Makiyama will discuss the project research findings and 
recommendations. /

Susan Ariel Aaronson -- George Washington University & National War College
Discussant: Hosuk Lee Makiyama -- ECIPE, Brussels


*Panel 4:2:15-3:30 p.m. - */New Ideas and Strategies to Bolster Internet 
Freedom and Online Trade/


/Speakers will address what firms, activists, and governments can do to 
advance the One Global Internet./

Moderator: Daniel O'Connor -- CCIA

Panelists: Brian Bieron -- eBay
"Making It Easy for Small Businesses in the Developing World to Export"

Susan Morgan -- Global Network Initiative

"How Firms and NGOs Collaborate to Advance Internet Freedoms"

Matthew Perault -- Facebook
"Challenges and Opportunities in Internet Freedom"

John Tye -- U.S. Department of State
"New Ideas and Strategies to Advance Internet Freedom"

Ben Scott -- New America and Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

"Building a New Cooperative Framework for Trans-Atlantic Trade Policy"

The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) is housed within 
George Washington University's ElliottSchool of International Affairs. 
IIEP supports academic and policy research on international trade, 
international finance, and economic development. For more information 
about the institute, please visit our website at www.gwu.edu/~iiep 
<http://www.gwu.edu/%7Eiiep>or contact us at iiep at gwu.edu 

For questions about the conference, contact Dr. Susan Aaronson at 
saaronso at gwu.edu <mailto:saaronso at gwu.edu>or Project Associate Director 
Miles Townes at mdtownes at gwmail.gwu.edu 
<mailto:mdtownes at gwmail.gwu.edu>. *Please visit our project *at 


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