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Published on
May 29, 2017

Globalization, Democracy, and the Protection of Rights

I&J's Executive Director, Bertrand de La Chapelle, spoke in a round-table discussion on Globalization and Democracy in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain on May 30, 2017. The one-day conservatory, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism, and the Digital Agenda's Working Group on the Digital Rights of Citizens, brought together experts from academia, governments, and the private sector to discuss challenges to the protection of digital rights in the digital sphere. 

Mr. de La Chapelle's round table, "Globalization and Democracy" was described as follows:

The Internet is a global phenomenon and, as such, the protection of the citizens' digital rights has also a strong transnational character. The protection of these rights can not only be addressed through mechanisms at the national level, as the phenomenon goes beyond the borders of any country. 

Additional round-table discussions were held during the conservatory addressing:

  • Challenges of Technological Advances
  • Political Visions of Citizens' Digital Rights
  • Freedom of Expression and Privacy
  • Digital Inclusion and Diversity

The full schedule for the event can be found here.

"Globalization and Democracy" Speakers

Bertrand de La Chapelle

Executive Director

Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

María Camila Villamizar

Private Secretary

Ministry of ICT, Colombia

Andrew Puddephatt


Global Partners Digital

Pedro José Peña

Director General of Legal and Regulatory Affairs


Manuel Ricardo Torres

Professor of Political Science

University Pablo de Olavide of Sevilla