Professor DeNardis is Faculty Director of The Internet Governance Lab, a center at American University in Washington D.C. for evidence-based research, policy formulation, and teaching in Internet architecture and governance. Internet policy debates rank among the most important public policy areas of the 21st century, shaping civil liberties, human rights, access and inclusion, and economic development across the globe. American University is globally known for housing some of the world’s leading scholars whose work has helped theorize and shape the scholarly field of Internet governance over the past decades. The mission of the Internet Governance Lab is to study the implications of Internet governance approaches for society and the global economy, to advance the marketplace of ideas with original research, to inform policymakers and the public, and to train the next generation of thought leaders in this area.
Video Interview about new Internet Governance Lab book – The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance
Faculty Internet Governance Lab Directors, Derrick Cogburn, Laura DeNardis, and Nanette Levinson joined Francesca Musiani in co-editing a new book, The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance (2016) about ways in which governments and other forces are co-opting the infrastructure of the Internet for political and economic objectives having nothing to do with keeping the Internet operational.