Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, is chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance. (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré)

The Global Commission on Internet Governance was established in January 2014, to articulate and advance a strategic vision for the future Internet governance. 

Chaired by Carl Bildt, the commission will inform concrete policy recommendations for the future of Internet governance, by providing a framework both for coordination among advanced industrial democracies and for addressing the interests and values of states that are uncertain about the future of multi-stakeholder governance. 

Launched by two independent global think tanks, CIGI and Chatham House, the Global Commission on Internet Governance will help educate the wider public on the most effective ways to promote Internet access, while simultaneously championing the principles of freedom of expression and the free flow of ideas over the Internet.

For more information, please visit the project page: www.ourinternet.org.

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Eric Jardine

CIGI Fellow

Eric Jardine is an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech and a fellow at CIGI. Eric’s research focuses on the uses and abuses of the dark Web, measuring trends in cyber security, how people adapt to changing risk perceptions when using new security technologies, and the inherent politics surrounding both anonymity-granting technologies and encryption. He is co-author of the book Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online

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Christopher S. Yoo

CIGI Senior Fellow

Christopher S. Yoo is a CIGI senior fellow and the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer Information Science and the founding director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously a professor of law at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and has held visiting academic appointments in Australia, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland. Before entering the academy, he clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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David Mussington

CIGI Senior Fellow

David Mussington is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and professor of the practice and director, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, University of Maryland, College Park. In 2010, David was senior adviser for cyber policy in the US Department of Defense, later serving on the Obama administration’s National Security Council staff as director for surface transportation security policy. In addition to his work at the University of Maryland, David is an adjunct member of the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses, directing studies for the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He holds a B.A. in economics and political science and an M.A. in political science, both from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in political science from Carleton University, as well as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation.

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Eileen Donahoe

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Eileen Donahoe is a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation where she focuses on Internet governance, global digital policy, international human rights and cybersecurity. Previously, she served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Paul Twomey

Distinguished Fellow

Paul Twomey is a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation where he focuses on Internet governance, e-commerce  and cyber security. Paul sits as a Commissioner on the Global Commission for Internet Governance (GCIG).

 

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