Think Tank

cigi-logoProfessor DeNardis is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Canada and currently serves as the appointed Director of Research for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. The Global Commission on Internet Governance is a two-year initiative launched by CIGI and Chatham House (London, England) that will articulate and advance a strategic vision for the future of internet governance.

CIGI Library in Waterloo, Canada
CIGI Library in Waterloo, Canada

Chaired by Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt , the Commission includes 25 members drawn from various fields and from around the world, including policy and government, academia and civil society. The commission will address four key themes, within which are a number of sub-themes:

  • Enhancing governance legitimacy — including regulatory approaches and standards
  • Preserving innovation — including critical internet resources, infrastructure and competition policy
  • Ensuring rights online — including establishing the principle of technological neutrality for human rights, privacy, cyber-crime and free expression
  • Avoiding systemic risk — including establishing norms regarding state conduct, cybercrime cooperation, and proliferation and disarmament issues