Stefaan Verhulst Participates in "A Digital Magna Carta: Internet Governance and the New Social Contract"

Andrew Young — April 02, 2015

Last week, Network chief of research Stefaan Verhulst participated in the “A Digital Magna Carta: Internet Governance and a New Social Contract” panel at New America NYC.

Event Description

On the heels of the Congressional decision on net neutrality, the discussion around Internet governance is moving into a decisive phase. It’s clear that modern society should address some fundamental questions on the future development of technology and its impact of society, but many issues remain open and unresolved.

Many have suggested the adoption of a new “digital social contract,” with Tim Berners-Lee calling for a  Digital Magna Carta. How can the globalization of ICANN be achieved? Can we strike the delicate balance between ongoing innovation for the Internet and the public interests of security?

As Geneva, Switzerland is becoming a global hub for Internet governance, New America NYC is thrilled to be joined by the  Consulate General of Switzerland for a discussion on the future of the Internet in an increasingly connected, globalized world.


Dr. Jovan Kurbalija Director, DiploFoundation Author,Introduction to Internet Governance @jovankurbalija

Constance Bommelaer Senior Director for Global Policy Partnerships, Internet Society

Olivier Sylvain Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University @oliviersylvain

George Sadowsky Member, Internet Governance Forum series Member, Board of Directors, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) @georgesadowsky

Stefaan Verhulst Co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, the Governance Lab @TheGovLab

Read more and watch the full panel discussion here.