Argyro Karanasiou ISOC Ambassador at the Internet Governance Forum 2013

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We are delighted to announce that Argyro Karanasiou, a member of CIPPM and Lecturer in Law at BU has been awarded a prestigious ISOC Ambassadorship to represent the Internet Society at the Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum under the auspices of the United Nations, to provide “a transparent, democratic, and multilateral process, with the participation of governments, private sector, civil society and international organisations, in their respective roles” for dialogue on Internet Governance Policy. This year’s IGF theme is “Building Bridges: Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.” (See the programme here).

“We are proud of these 20 Ambassadors who will represent the Internet Society at IGF,” said Toral Cowieson, Senior Director of Internet Leadership for the Internet Society. “Identified from an applicant pool of more than 200 highly qualified individuals, the 2013 Ambassadors will provide important regional perspectives to the dialogue on advancing the open and multistakeholder governance process.  In addition, they will gain new insights and connections to enhance their work at other local, regional, and international meetings.”

Argyro will be blogging on behalf of ISOC for their official blog and will give a presentation on IGF and Internet Governance Models on 26th Nov (EB 306, 2pm) as part of the research seminar series organised by the Business School, BU.