CPS is hosting a workshop on Internet Governance, given by Prof. Pradip Thomas from the University of Queensland. Prof. Thomas is presently at the Centre for Policy Studies as a Visiting Faculty as part of the MHRD, SPARC program.
The workshop will be in two sessions:
1) Introduction to Internet Governance, that will cover the history and international politics.
It will deal with the issue of information governance, will use an example from WIPO, and conclude with a focus on ICANN.
Participant engagement: Participants to explore how internet governance impacts on society.
2) Internet Governance in India that will focus on the ambivalent nature of the Government of India with respect to Internet Governance. However with or without ICANN, the GoI is involved in internet governance as for instance data localisation.
Participant engagement: Reflections on the challenges and opportunities of multi-stakeholderism.
About the Speaker
Prof. Thomas is an Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia. His expertise are in the fields of communication and social change, communication rights, political economy of communications, religion and media, communication and social change, communication rights, political economy of communications and religions and media. His academic web page can be found here.