[A2k] Brookings event Jan 11 re Principles of Internet Governance

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Thu Jan 5 07:10:04 PST 2012

Maybe and interesting event a Brookings?
FYI: See Milton Mueller at:
for a short explanation on why the civil society constituency CSISAC
(http://csisac.org/)did not approve the principles in June 2011.
However, in December 19, 2011, CSISAC "welcomed" the recommendation
adopted by the OECD Council on 13 December 2011, which reaffirms OECD
commitment to a free, open and inclusive Internet.

Principles of Internet Governance: An Agenda for Economic Growth and Innovation

Internet Policy, Innovation

Event Summary
The adoption of the Recommendation on Principles for Internet Policy
Making by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD) member countries, Egypt, the industry and Internet technical
advisory groups was an important outcome of the Obama administration's
work to build global support for an open and dynamic Internet.
Significantly, the principles came out of a meeting in which
participating stakeholders included civil society groups, a range of
Internet-based businesses and Internet technology leaders.

Event Information

When Wednesday, January 11, 2012
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where Falk Auditorium
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Contact: Brookings Office of Communications
Email: events at brookings.edu

Phone: 202.797.6105

On January 11, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will
host a forum about these new principles for Internet governance
designed to support economic growth and innovation. Leading the U.S.
effort to establish these principles has been U.S. Ambassador to the
OECD Karen Kornbluh, who will deliver a keynote address reviewing how
agreement on the recommendation was reached and the core values on
which it is based. Following her remarks, Danny Weitzner, White House
Deputy Chief Technology Officer, and Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant
Secretary at the Department of Commerce, will offer the
administration’s perspective on the next steps in constructing
international policymaking principles that support the virtuous cycle
of investment, access and innovation needed in today's economic
climate. A panel of experts will then examine how the OECD principles
fit into broader international efforts.

Following the panel discussion, speakers will take audience questions.
Darrell M. West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies

Keynote Address
The Honorable Karen Kornbluh
U.S. Ambassador
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary for Communication and Information and
Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information
U.S. Department of Commerce

Daniel J. Weitzner
Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy
Executive Office of the President
How the OECD Recommendation Fits Into International Efforts

Moderator: Daniel J. Weitzner
Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy
Executive Office of the President

Robert Boorstin
Director of Corporate and Policy Communications

Kathy Brown
Senior Vice President

Mark Cooper
Director of Research
Consumer Federation of America

Manon Anne Ress
Knowledge Ecology International
1621 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009 USA
manon.ress at keionline.org

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