Human Rights, Freedom of Expression and The Internet

May 14, 2015

Human Rights, Freedom of Expression and The Internet

Taking place from May 14 to 15, 2015, the Conference on Internet Governance and Cyber-Security brought together over 40 thought leaders including leading Columbia University faculty from SIPA, business, law, engineering, journalism; Global Commission on Internet Governance Commissioners and affiliated researchers; influential US and international policy makers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, technologists, and corporate executives from around the world.


  • Anya Schiffrin, Director, International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization, SIPA, Columbia University



  • Agnes Callamard, Director, Global Freedom of Expression & Information @ Columbia
  • Fen Hampson, Distinguished Fellow and Director of Global Security & Politics Program, CIGI, Co-Director of GCIG, and Chancellor's Professor, Carleton University
  • Carolina Rossini, Vice President for International Policy and Strategy, Public Knowledge; GCIG Research Advisory Network member
  • Marietje Schaake, GCIG Commissioner & Member of European Parliament
The emerging challenges brought about by new technologies will require novel and adaptive policy responses from governments with major input and participation from the private sector, policy makers and the academy. Only by convening these diverse interests is it likely that effective policy frameworks can be developed over time. It is with this need in mind that Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) hosted the Conference on Internet Governance and Cyber-Security from May 14 to 15, in collaboration with the Global Commission on Internet Governance.
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