The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the issues and policies of Internet governance. The forum brings together all stakeholders in the Internet governance debate, including governments, the private sector, civil society organizations, and the technical or academic community, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process. The establishment of the IGF was formally announced by the United Nations Secretary-General in July 2006. The IGF was first convened in October–November 2006 and has been held annually since then.
CIGI will host a workshop as part of the overall proceedings, on Oct. 22.
- Mr. Aaron Shull, CIGI Counsel & Corporate Secretary
- Ms. Olga Madruga-Forti, ICANN Board
- Dr. Laura DeNardis, American University
- Dr. Xiaodong Lee, China Internet Network Information Centre
- Dr. Mark Raymond, Centre for International Governance Innovation
- Ambassador Janis Kārkliņš, UNESCO
A practising lawyer, Aaron Shull is CIGI’s chief operating officer and general counsel. In addition to advising on a range of domestic legal and corporate matters, he has substantive expertise in international law, global security and Internet governance.
A scholar of Internet architecture and governance, Laura DeNardis joined CIGI as a senior fellow in 2013. A professor at American University and affiliated fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, her research focuses on global Internet governance.