G20 - Conference: Governing the Internet (May 16, 2011)
On May 10th, the French Embassy in the UK hosted a round-table discussion on Internet governance at the French Institute in London. This conference was organised in partnership with the Financial Times, the LSE, the Franco-British Council, the French Institute and Chatham House.
The panel of experts was chaired by Ludwig Siegele, head of New Technologies at The Economist, and included:
* Nigel Hickson, British sherpa to the G8 on international ICT policy;
* Jean-Michel Hubert, French sherpa to the G8 on international ICT policy;
* Richard Allan, director of policy at Facebook;
* Bertrand de la Chapelle, ICANN Board Member;
* Ian Brown, Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute; and
* Gilles Lordet of Reporter Sans Frontières.
This conference is the third in a six part series about the G20 and global governance. Conferences will be organised in London throughout 2011 as part of France’s presidency of the G20 and G8:
(1) The reform of global governance (February 23)
(2) Reforming the international monetary system (April 12)
(3) Governance of the Internet (May 10)
(4) Commodity price volatility (1 June)
(5) Africa and development
(6) Climate change