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Friday, September 5 • 9:00am - 10:30am
WS124: Debates: Future IG Architecture

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This workshop consists of two debates. Motions will be presented: one related to the globalisation of ICANN and the IANA transition, and the other related to the roles of stakeholders. Oxford-style, two teams of two will respectively support and confront each motion within strictly timed and guided debates. The audience - in situ and online - will stimulate the debate directly through flash questions to either party. Attendees (in situ and remote) will also decide on the winning team, based on the arguments.

Should ICANN be globalised or should it be internationalised? Does ‘respective roles’ of stakeholders in IG allow for their participation on an ‘equal footing’? These two questions have been intertwined within discussions in all of the major global IG processes without resolution. These discussions are, however, often watered down, avoiding direct confrontation of main arguments, in the search for consensus and compromise. In this workshop, confrontation of arguments will be purposely sharpened and polarised through debate, to prepare a base position for substantive progress in other discussions, towards eventual resolution.

Teams are composed of skillful expert professionals who will be invited in cooperation with government, civil society, academia, the technical community and the corporate sector. Moderation and remote moderation will be delivered by experienced Diplo professionals. Recognised experts will be invited to provide short debriefings after the debates.

Main arguments will be summarised and provided the same day, as input to other workshops and future discussions on related topics.

--Introduction to the debate

--Introduction to first topic: Should ICANN be globalised or should it be internationalised?
----Modified Oxford-style debate
----Follow up, poll and de-briefing

--Introduction to the second topic: Does ‘respective roles’ of stakeholders in IG allow for their participation on an ‘equal footing’?
----Modified Oxford-style debate
----Follow up, poll and de-briefing

--Wrap up comments


Vladimir Radunovic

Director, E-diplomacy Programmes, DiploFoundation
Mr Vladimir Radunović has been the Programme Coordinator and a lecturer in Internet governance and e-diplomacy with DiploFoundation since 2005. He also serves as a Member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) since 2012. He has actively participated in the global process since World Summit on Information Society in 2003, and has been a lecturer and key resource person in number of online and... Read More →

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Tracy Hackshaw

Vice Chair, Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter
Connect with me on LinkedIn (www.tracyhackshaw.com)
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Marilia Maciel

Digital Policy senior researcher, DiploFoundation
Ms Marília Maciel is a Digital Policy Senior Researcher at DiploFoundation. She previously was a researcher and coordinator of the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) in Rio de Janeiro. She serves as a councilor at ICANN´s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) representing the Non-commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG). Marília was a member of the Executive Multistakeholder Committee, which took... Read More →
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Desiree Miloshevic

Senior Advisor, Public Policy & International Affairs, Afilias
Désirée Miloshevic is an Internet public servant, and was a special advisor to the chair of the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group. Additionally, she is Senior Public Policy and International Affairs Advisor in Europe for Afilias, the domain name registry. She serves on the Board of Internet Society, the Advisory Council of Open Rights Group in the UK and ICANN EURALO Board. | | Her... Read More →

Ginger (Virginia) Paque

IG Programmes, DiploFoundation
Ms Virginia (Ginger) Paque was born in the United States, but lived in Venezuela for more than 35 years. An educator and administrator by profession, she has 25 years’ experience in business and manufacturing systems consulting. As a board member of the United Nations Association of Venezuela, her work as the Venezuelan member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations Task Force on WSIS brought her into the world of IG during the... Read More →

Remote Moderators

Friday September 5, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Workshop Room 02 (Rumeli Ground Floor / Room B2)

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