Carlos Affonso Souza

Institute for Technology & Society

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Technology & Society (ITS Rio) and a Professor at the Law School of the Rio de Janeiro State University. He was the vice-Director and co-Founder of the Center for Technology and Society at Getulio Vargas Foundation. He is also an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project.

Chinmayi Arun

National Law University Delhi

Delhi, India

Chinmayi Arun is Director of the Centre for Communication Governance and Assistant Professor of Law at the National Law University, Delhi. She focuses on freedom of expression, intermediary liability and privacy. She is the lead author of the India Country Report for the Global Network of Centres’ research project on online intermediaries, as well as the India reports 2014 and 2015 within the Freedom on the Net annual report.

Catalina Botero

Universidad de los Andes

Bogota, Colombia

Catalina Botero Marino is a Colombian attorney, an international consultant on human rights and international law, and Dean of the School of Law of the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She was the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of American States (2008-2014).

Lee Bygrave

University of Oslo

Oslo, Norway

Lee Andrew Bygrave is a Professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law at the University of Oslo. He has published extensively in the field of privacy/data protection law and is the author of the 2015 book, “Internet Governance by Contract."

Agnès Callamard

Columbia University

New York, U.S.

Agnès Callamard is the Director of Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression and Special Adviser to the President of Columbia University. She advised multilateral organizations and governments on human rights issues. She is the former Executive Director of Article 19 and was Chef de Cabinet for the Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Jacques De Werra

University of Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

Jacques de Werra is Professor of contract law and intellectual property law at the University of Geneva Faculty of Law, of which he also is the Vice-Rector. He is the coordinator of the WIPO - University of Geneva Summer School on Intellectual Property and was a Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard University.

Agustina Del Campo

University of Palermo

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Agustina Del Campo is the director of CELE, the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information at the University of Palermo. Admitted to practice law in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the State of New York, USA, she has over a decade working on advocacy and strategic litigation on issues including freedom of expression and information, access to justice, and due process. Agustina was a Fulbright Research Fellow at Columbia University in NY and is a guest expert with Columbia's Global Freedom of Expression and Information Project.

Laura DeNardis

American University

Washington DC, U.S.

Laura DeNardis is a Professor and the Associate Dean of the School of Communication at American University. She is the Research Director for the Global Commission on Internet Governance at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), where she is a Senior Fellow. She is also an affiliated fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project.

William Dutton

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, U.S.

Bill Dutton is the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy at Michigan State University, where he is the Director of the Quello Center. He was the first Professor of Internet Studies at the University of Oxford and the founding Director of the Oxford Internet Institute. He is also a Professor Emeritus at the Annenberg School at University of Southern California.

Lilian Edwards

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, U.K.

Lilian Edwards is a Professor at the University of Strathclyde, where she directs the Centre for Internet Law and Policy. She has taught IT law, e-commerce law, and Internet law since 1996 and has been involved with law and artificial intelligence since 1985. She is also the Deputy Director of CREATe, the Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology.

Giancarlo Frosio

University of Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France

Giancarlo Frosio is the Senior Research and Lecturer at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI). In his previous role as the Intermediary Liability Fellow at CIS at Stanford Law School, he developed and coordinates the World Intermediary Liability Map, an online resource that provides an overview of laws, statutes and important regulatory developments. He is also a fellow of the Nexa Research Center for Internet and Society in Turin.

Urs Gasser

Harvard University

Cambridge, U.S.

Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He also teaches at KEIO University in Japan, and at the Fudan University School of Management in China. He is one of the founding fathers of the Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC).

Michael Geist

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

Michael Geist is a law Professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2008. He was listed globally as one of the top fifty influential people in regards to intellectual property by Managing Intellectual Property in 2010.

Martin Husovec

Tilburg University

Tilburg, Netherlands

Martin Husovec is an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University and an Affiliate Scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet & Society (CIS). He was previously a Doctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (2013-2015).

Daphne Keller

Stanford University

Stanford, U.S.

Daphne Keller is the Director of Intermediary Liability at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CIS). She was previously the Associate General Counsel for Intermediary Liability and Free Speech issues at Google. Her focus areas include architecture and public policy, intermediary liability and privacy. She has taught Internet law at UC Berkeley's School of Law and Duke Law School.

Matthias Kettemann

University of Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany

Matthias C. Kettemann is Post-Doc Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders" of the University of Frankfurt and a lecturer at the Institute of International Law of the University of Graz, Austria. He is also a member of the Committee of experts on Internet Intermediaries (MSI-NET) set up by the Council of Europe.

Wolfgang Kleinwächter

University of Aarhus

Aarhus, Denmark

Wolfgang Kleinwächter is a Professor Emeritus for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the University of Aarhus. He has been involved in Internet Governance issues since the early 1990s and was a Director on the ICANN Board and a Special Ambassador of the NETmundial Initiative. He has published and edited more than 200 articles and 12 books.

Joanna Kulesza

University of Lodz

Lodz, Poland

Joanna Kulesza is an Assistant Professor of International Law in the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Lodz. She gave lectures at the Oxford Internet Institute, the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, the University of Münster and the University of Giessen. She wrote numerous peer-reviewed papers and monographs on International and Internet law, including “Cybersecurity and Human Rights in the Age of Cyberveillance” (2015).

Tobias Mahler

University of Oslo

Oslo, Norway

Tobias Mahler is an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo's Faculty of Law. He focuses on research related to Internet Governance and Cybersecurity. He is the Director of the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law's LLM Programme in ICT law, teaches at King's College London, and has been a visiting fellow at Stanford Law School.

Francesca Musiani

CNRS / Paris-Sorbonne / UPMC

Paris, France

Francesca Musiani is a CNRS assistant research professor at the Institute for Communication Sciences (ISCC - CNRS/Paris-Sorbonne/UPMC) and associate researcher at MINES ParisTech. She is a member of the Commission for Rights and Liberties in the Digital Age of the French National Assembly and recently completed a four-year term on the steering committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet).

Victoria Nash

Oxford University

Oxford, U.K.

Victoria Nash is the Deputy Director and Senior Policy Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). Her research interests draw on her background as a political theorist, and concern the theoretical and practical application of fundamental liberal values in the internet era. She is also Course Director of the OII’s Summer Doctoral Programme.

Miquel Peguera

Open University of Catalonia

Barcelona, Spain

Miquel Peguera is an Associate Professor of Commercial Law at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He is also an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet & Society. His research focuses on the legal aspects of the information society and intermediary liability.

Teresa Scassa

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

Teresa Scassa holds the Canada Research Chair in Information Law at the University of Ottawa, where she is also a Professor at the Faculty of Law. She is a Founder and former editor of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology. In 2014, she published the book “Law Beyond Borders: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in an Age of Globalization."

Thomas Schultz

King’s College London

London, U.K.

Thomas Schultz is a Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a Reader in Commercial Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement.

Wolfgang Schulz

Humboldt University

Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang Schulz is the co-Founder and Director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the Director of the Hans-Bredow-Institute. He is a Professor at Hamburg University’s Faculty of Law. He is also the chairman of the German UNESCO-Commission’s expert committee ‘Communication and Information’ and was part of the German parliament’s Enquete Commission on the Internet. Schulz joined the Committee of experts on Internet Intermediaries (MSI-NET) set up by the Council of Europe.

Dan Svantesson

Bond University

Gold Coast, Australia

Professor Dan Svantesson is a co-Director of the Centre for Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law at Bond University and a Researcher at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute in Stockholm University. He is the Managing Editor of the Oxford Journal on International Data Privacy Law, and the author of ‘Private International Law and the Internet, 3rd Ed.’ (Kluwer Law International, forthcoming 2016).

Tatiana Tropina

Max Planck Institute

Berlin, Germany

Tatiana Tropina is a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. She has served as a consultant to the UNODC Comprehensive Cybercrime Study and has been a focal point for cybersecurity/cybercrime plenary sessions at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance.

Peggy Valcke

University of Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

Peggy Valcke is the co-director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI) at KU Leuven University where she teaches Information and Communications Law. She is also a research professor at the Florence School of Regulation, and visiting professor at the University of Tilburg, Netherlands. She has been involved in multiple research projects with a focus on media pluralism. She edits the International Encyclopaedia of Media Law and is a member of the editorial board of many law journals.

Ian Walden

Queen Mary University

London, U.K.

Ian Walden is a law professor and head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law (ICCL) at Queen Mary University of London, where he is also a principal investigator on the Cloud Legal Project. He has published extensively on matters of ICT law, and has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, the European Commission, UNCTAD, ITU, and others.

Rolf Weber

University of Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

Rolf H. Weber is the Founder and Director of the European Law Institute and the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law at the University of Zurich. He serves as an expert for many international organizations, and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet).

Nicolo Zingales

University of Sussex

Sussex, U.K.

Nicolo Zingales is a Lecturer at Sussex Law School. His research focuses on internet law and regulation, in particular the interactions between antitrust, intellectual property and data protection rules, intermediary liability and human rights. He is also a co-founder and coordinator of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility, a research associate at the Tilburg Institute for Law Technology and Society, an extramural fellow with the Tilburg Law and Economics Center, and an affiliate scholar with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.