Global Platform Governance Network Deep Dive: Research

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST (UTC–05:00)
Private Event: Virtual Event

CIGI and the Reset Initiative are pleased to host the first Global Platform Governance Network deep-dive session.

Governments need access to relevant, up-to-date and methodologically sound research to support policy decision making. When it comes to platform governance-related research, there are a number of factors that complicate this goal, including the volume and type of research being produced, limited access to data for governments and researchers, as well as the usual difficulties with knowledge dissemination and translation.

This in-depth session will feature discussions with leading experts and presentations by network members about their work in three areas: 

  • defining a platform governance research agenda for governments;
  • exposing barriers and looking for opportunities for governments to work together in undertaking, commissioning and applying research to support policy, legislation and regulation development; and
  • identifying existing tools that could be leveraged to support the creation of additional data and evidence-based research.

The meeting will serve to launch the Global Platform Governance Network Research Working Group, which will develop a multi-year research plan that can be used by member countries, identify strategies to harmonize collaborative research efforts and seek solutions to existing barriers to research.

Hosted by CIGI's Chris Beall and Taylor Owen.

If you are interested in attending, please email [email protected] with your inquiry.

Event Speakers

Chris Beall is the policy lead, platform governance at CIGI and leads the organization’s Global Platform Governance Network, which brings together civil servants, legislative staff and regulators from around the world working on digital platform governance challenges.

Taylor Owen is a CIGI senior fellow and the host of the Big Tech podcast. He is an expert on the governance of emerging technologies, journalism and media studies, and on the international relations of digital technology. 

Ben Scott is director of policy and advocacy at Luminate. Previously, Ben was managing director of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Berlin. He was the policy adviser for innovation at the US Department of State, where he worked in a small team of advisers to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.