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William Drake @ Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017

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William Drake, International Fellow & Lecturer in the Media Change & Innovation Division at IPMZ will be active at the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting to be held at the United Nations in Geneva on 18-21 December.  Hosted this year by the Swiss government, the IGF brings together several thousand Internet specialists for multistakeholder dialogue and coordination on a wide variety of global governance issues.  Among other appearances at the event, Dr. Drake is co-organizer with Chinese colleagues of a workshop on, Social Responsibility and Ethics in Artificial Intelligence; lead presenter in a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) workshop on, Digitalization and International Trade; and the organizer of a workshop on, Data Localization and Barriers to Crossborder Data Flows, where a group of senior practitioners and analysts will discuss a new policy initiative proposed in a paper he has prepared for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The entire IGF 2017 meeting offers those participating remotely a rich interactive online participation experience. Real-time transcription is also available to augment the overall participatory experience for delegates following around the globe. To participate (make remote interventions, follow transcriptions, chat in real-time with others) online using Webex, use the schedule at to find the room number(s) of the sessions you would like to join and register and enter the webex rooms using the links that will appear in this page.