Bill Graham

Bill Graham is a senior fellow with CIGI, contributing to research on internet governance.

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Bill Graham has been active in communications policy for more than 25 years. As a CIGI senior fellow, he was the rapporteur for the joint CIGI-Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator working meeting report Governance Innovation for a Connected World. He was a contributing author of the Global Commission on Internet Governance report One Internet. He served on the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers from 2011 to 2014, following a term as senior executive with the Internet Society (ISOC). He was responsible for expanding ISOC’s engagement in organizations involved in internet policy and technical issues, such as the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Telecommunication Union. Bill was a founding member of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group from 2006 to 2012. Prior to joining ISOC, Bill was director of international telecommunications policy in the Government of Canada, heading Canada’s participation in the UN World Summits on the Information Society, and leading Canada’s engagement in a range of bilateral, regional and international telecommunication policy organizations. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and a B.A. in Pacific studies from the University of Victoria.

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