ISOC-DC TV – Live Events

Digital Trust and the Future of the Global Marketplace

The Panel

Jake Colvin – Executive Director of the Global Innovation Forum and Vice President at the National Foreign Trade Council

Adam C. Schlosser – Director Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Danielle Kehl – Policy Analyst, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation

Eric Burger – Director (General Manager) of the Georgetown Center for Secure Communications (GCSC) and the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC at Georgetown)


Michael Nelson – Public Policy at Cloudflare, Inc.


Governments and Internet Governance

Amr Aljowaily, Embassy of Egypt, NYC
Sally Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development, The Internet Society 
Veni Markowski, Bulgaria, ICANN VP for UN Engagement
Dr. Marc Daumas, Scientific Attache, Embassy of France
Carolina de Cresce El Debs, Embassy of Brazil
David Satola, The World Bank

Nancy Scola, The Washington Post


Towards a Trusted Internet: Backdoors to the Crypto Promised Land

Moderator:   Eric Burger, Internet Society/Georgetown University


  • Russ Housley, Chair, Internet Architecture Board
  • Lance Hoffman, Distinguished Research Professor of Computer Science and Founder of the School of Engineering’s Cyberspace Security Policy and Research Institute at The George Washington University
  • Quentin Liu, Senior Director of Engineering, Symantec
  • Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project



The United Nations and the Internet—What’s Next – A Recap of the ITU Plenipotentiary

Discussion Leaders
Fiona Alexander, Associate Administrator for International Affairs, NTIA
Leslie Martinkovics, Director of International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon
Carolina Rossini, Vice President, International Policy and Strategy, Public Knowledge

Sally Wentworth, Vice President of Global Public Policy Development, The Internet Society

Human Rights, Accountability, and Internet Governance: A Panel Discussion

Monday November 17, 2014 
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs The George Washington University

Should Wireless Technologies Be Regulated Differently?

Wednesday October 15, 2014 
8:45 am – 11:30 am

Location: The Pierce Room, The Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20004

The 2010 Open Internet Order and its 2014 proposed rules apply a lighter regulatory touch to wireless broadband than to traditional fixed-line technologies. Virginia Tech Engineering Professor Jeffrey Reed, Berkeley Business Professor Michael Katz, and Boston College Law Professor Daniel Lyons will discuss whether wireless technologies should be treated differently. CTIA President Meredith Atwell Baker and Vice President of Global Policy Development at the Internet Society will provide introductory remarks.

Event Details: When: Wednesday, October 15 Time: 8:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Pierce Room, The Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20004
Twitter Hashtag: #FCCPenn

Breakfast will be served

Registration and Breakfast: 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Welcome: 9:30 am – 9:45 am

Opening Remarks: 9:45 am – 10:00 am Meredith Atwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA-The Wireless Association

Panel Discussion: 10:00 am -11:30 am

Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and Founding Director, of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, University of Pennsylvania, and Faculty Affiliate, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative.

Jeffrey Reed, Willis G. Worcester Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech University

Michael Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley

Daniel Lyons, Associate Professor, Boston College Law School


Sizing Up the Digital Economy

Monday October 6, 2014 
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Senate Finance Committee requested that ITC analyze the economic impact of the digital economy. They also requested that ITC examine digital protectionism around the world. The ITC found that “digital trade, through the combined effects of the Internet in enhancing productivity and lowering international trade costs in certain digitally intensive industries, has resulted in increase in U.S. gross domestic product of some four percent.”

Please join us at this free brown bag lunch. James Stamps, Project Leader, will discuss the ITC Report. He will be follewed by a panel of four commentators:

• Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute will provide an economic assessment of the report.
• Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President, International, of Verizon will provide a view from a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP).
• Linda Kinney, Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Association of America will provide perspective from an association representing content providers.
• Usman Ahmed, Policy Counsel of eBay will provide analysis from an e-commerce viewpoint.

After Istanbul – An Internet Governance Forum 2014 Debrief

Monday September 15, 2014 
4 pm

This year’s Internet Governance Forum is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from September 2 – 5. More than 3,000 delegates will debate critical issues affecting the future of the Internet, including online privacy, censorship, cybersecurity, net neutrality, the NetMundial initiative, and the evolution of ICANN. Please join ISOC-DC for a discussion about IGF 2014. This is an audience participation event.

Discussion Leaders

Ambassador David Gross – Wiley Rein

Andrew Mack – AMGlobal

Steve DelBianco – NetChoice

Natalie Green – Public Knowledge


Michael Nelson – CCT Program, Georgetown University

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