Faculty 2013
Andrew Romanov

RU Coordination Center, Moscow / Russiaromanow
Andrew Romanov graduated from the Moscow Physical-Technical Institute in 1979 and until 1989 contributed to several research projects in solid state physics and physics of thin films at various Russian research institutions. Prior to 1993, he was a member and leader of several research projects to establish the elements of modeling systems and study the interaction between the pilot and aircraft control system for aerospace industry. Since 1992, Andrew was the leader of one of the first Russian Internet service provider. Than since 1997, he led projects to develop billing systems for internet-operators. The resulting system has been used by leading Russian operators to service their online customers. Since 1993, from the onset of .RU domain, he participated in the expert group, which developed the domain policy and oversaw the .RU Registry’s operations. In 2001, Andrew was among experts who developed the principles of the .SU domain, and then for several years he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation for Internet Development, which de-facto administers the .SU domain. Between 2005 and2009 Andrew was Director of the Coordination Centre, the .RU Registry. As a member of the ICANN IDNC working group he contributed to development of fundamentals of the Fast Track procedure. Currently Andrew works as Deputy Director of the Coordination Center.
Avri Doria

VP Policy & Governance, dotgay LLC
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Ms. Doria, is an research consultant working on Internet Architectures and Governance. She has been active in Internet Governance for the past 7 years, is chair of the ICANN Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) Executive Committee, was chair of the ICANN GNSO council, was an active participant in WSIS and post WSIS civil society, is a past chair of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus and was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Ms. Doria spent 5 years as a member of the IGF Secretariat. She currently serves as a volunteer research associate for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). As a technologist she has been involved in the development of Internet protocols and architectures for over 30 years, is an active participant in the IETF, and past chair of the IRTF Routing Research Group. Her technical research involves methods of bringing the Internet into Communications Challenged Communities, whether due to remoteness or politics, using Delay/Disruption Tolerant Network (DTN) architecture/protocols.Ms. Doria has a BA from the University of Rhode Island, one MA from the University of Chicago in Philosophy and one MA from Rhode Island College in Counseling Psychology. Further information can be found at:
http://psg.com/~avri/resume.html
Ayesha Hassan

International Chamber of Commercehassan
Senior Policy Manager for E-Business, IT and Telecoms, Executive in charge of ICT policy ICC International Secretariat, Paris. Ayesha Hassan manages ICC's Commission on E-Business, IT and Telecoms. She is in charge of ICC’s initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). She managed the Coordinating Committee of Business Interlocutors (CCBI), a vehicle mobilizing and coordinating the involvement of the worldwide business community in the process leading to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Summits of 2003 and 2005.
In 2004 Ms Hassan accepted the UN Secretary General’s invitation to participate in his Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). She also served on the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Financial Mechanisms, and serves on the advisory group for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). She has represented ICC on numerous occasions, participating and making presentations at international and regional events including the G8 Dot Force and the UN ICT Task Force, OECD, WTO, ITU Telecoms and the EU Commission. Ms. Hassan is an experienced lawyer, and has a background in dispute resolution, international policy, and e-commerce issues. She is former head of online dispute resolution services at SquareTrade. Ms. Hassan obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in Political Science, law degree from the University of San Diego, and a masters degree in international policy studies from Stanford University.
Beate Schulz

DENIC eG
Beate Schulz
Beate Schulz studied Economics at the University of Frankfurt, focussing on the subjects of marketing and commerce. After graduating she worked in various marketing functions in the high-tech products and consumer goods industries. When she joined DENIC eG, the central registry for .de domains organized as a cooperative, in October 2009, she could further look back on several years of freelance experience in the PR field. At DENIC, she is a member of the Public Relations Team. Her special field of responsibility is the communication with the DENIC members. She further manages the online communication with the general public and keeps the DENIC website up-to-date. On top of that she is the creative mind that is responsible for the look and feel of the DENIC publications.
Bertrand de la Chapelle

International Diplomatic Academy


Bertrand de la Chapelle is the Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction in Paris, a multi-stakeholder dialogue process he launched in early 2012 to help address the tension between the trans-border nature of the Internet and the diversity of national jurisdictions. Between 2010 and 2013, he was a Director on the ICANN Board. From 2006 to 2010, he was France’s Thematic Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Information Society, participating in all WSIS follow-up activities and Internet governance processes, including in particular the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and was a Vice-Chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). Between 2002 and 2005, he actively participated in the World Summit on the Information society (WSIS) to promote dialogue among civil society, private sector and governments, including as Director of the collaborative platform WSIS-online. An engineer, diplomat and civil society actor, he also has nine years of private sector experience, including as co-founder and President of Virtools, now a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes. Bertrand de LA CHAPELLE is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1978), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1983) and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1986).

Claudia Selli

AT&T
Claudia Selli
Claudia Selli is the European Affairs Director of AT&T International External & Regulatory Affairs. Her main task is to advocate AT&T positions in Brussels towards the European institutions as well as in other European Member States and particularly in Germany. Prior to joining AT&T, Claudia Selli worked at the European Commission, DG Information Society where she actively took part in the negotiations with the European Parliament on several telecom files such as Roaming I and II, Safer Use of the Internet, the reform of the Europe’s telecom regulatory framework, the Audiovisual Media Service Directive etc. In the past she also worked in the European Parliament. Claudia holds a master in International Politics from the ULB University and graduated at “La Tuscia University” in Viterbo, Italy.
Claudia was born in Rome on 13 March 1976. AT&T is a premier global communications company, providing wholesale services to over 220 countries and territories, and providing enterprise services to over 97 percent of the world’s economy.
Dirk Krischenowski

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Dirk Krischenowski is from the city of Berlin in Germany. He joint the ICANN process coming from the life science industry. Since 1999 he has been involved in Internet and domains by setting up generic domain disease portals for health portals and the industry. He also managed large domain portfolios for large pharmaceutical companies. In 2004 Dirk initiated with .berlin (dotberlin) a meanwhile global movement towards city-top-level-domains (cityTLDs), world cities like New York, Paris, Tokyo and Barcelona followed his example with own cityTLD initiatives. He is also spokesperson of the cityTLD interest group which aims to become accredited as constituency at ICANN. Furthermore Dirk is partner at DOTZON, consulting companies in acquiring a .brand top-level-domain.
Dorit Richter

Hostserver
Dorit Richter
Dorit Richter has been working for Hostserver GmbH since 2002.
Hostserver GmbH is web and domain hosting company specialised in individual full managed hosting solutions with 30 employees. Currently she holds the position of Senior Domain Manager and Registry Relations, meaning she cares about the domain management with key account costumers as well as about the communication with registries. She joined the Technical Advisory Board of the .de registry DENIC eG in 2012.
Erika Mann

ICANN Board Member
Erika Mann
Erika Mann brings to the ICANN Board extensive knowledge in foreign policy matters. Between 1994 and 2009, Erika was a German member of the European Parliament, where she concentrated on trade and World Trade Organization (WTO) policy, transatlantic relations, digital economy, telecommunications and Internet policy, and research policy. Between 2003 and 2008, while she was the European chairperson of the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN), Erika conceived the notion of a Transatlantic Market between the EU and US. This concept led to the founding of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC), where she was a member of the European Parliaments advisory board until 2009. She was a founder of the European Internet Foundation, which she chaired until mid-2009. Erika has acquired considerable expertise in transatlantic relations and international Internet policy formation. She is a lecturer and author of many publications on trade, transatlantic relations and Internet-world related topics, and has received awards from multiple organizations, including the European-American Business Council for Exceptional Transatlantic Commitment, and has also been awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande (the German Federal Cross of Merit). Erika joined Facebook as Director end of October 2011 as Director Public Policy in Brussels. Until October 2011 Erika was the Executive Vice President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association; she is a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council and a Trustee of Friends of Europe and serves on the Advisory Board of the European Policy Center. She holds a degree in social science from the University of Hannover, Germany.
Hartmut Glaser

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  • 1968/1972 - Researcher at Van de Graaff Laboratory at Institute
    of Physics/USP (University of São Paulo)
  • 1972/1990 - Researcher at Microelectronics Laboratory -
    Escola Politécnica - USP
  • 1989/1993 - Special Adviser to the Director (Dean) -
    Escola Politécnica – USP
  • 1994/1996 - Special Adviser to the Rector of University
    São Paulo
  • 1996/2004 - Special Adviser to the President of FAPESP (Foundation for Reseach Support of the State of São Paulo)
  • 1996/2002 - Coordinator of the Academic Network/ANSP at the
    State of São Paulo
  • 1996/2009 - CEO of the Brazilian Internet Steering
    Committee - CGI.br/NIC.br
Hong Xue

Institute for Internet Law, Beijing Normal Universityxue
Dr. Hong Xue is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for the Internet Policy & Law at Beijing Normal University (BNU). Before joining BNU, she was the associate professor of Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. Prof. Xue specializes in intellectual property law, information technology law and the Internet governance. Prof. Xue is the fellow of Yale Information Society Project. Prof. Xue was elected as one of the Ten Nationally Distinguished Young Jurists by the China Law Society. She works in many governmental and non-governmental organizations. She is the only Asian Scholar in the Executive Committee of the International Association for Promotion of the Advanced Teaching and Research of Intellectual Property (ATRIP), the Editorial Board of World Intellectual Property Journal, the Expert Advisory Board of Diplo Foundation, and United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT). She has served as a founding member and then the founding IDN Liaison of the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee and was appointed on the ICANN President’s Advisory Committee on Internationalized Domain Names. She is one of the founders of the Internet Users Organization in the Asia-Pacific Region and one of the drafters of the At-Large Director Selection Rules and Procedures. She was selected by ALAC to serve on the Board Director Candidate Evaluation Committee. She is the member of the ICANN Nomination Committee and Fellowship Committee. She is the Chair of Council of Chinese Domain Name Users Alliance and found member of Member of Chinese Domain Names Consortium.
Keith Drazek

Verisign
Keith Drazek
Keith Drazek is Director of Policy at Verisign, Inc., operator of the .COM and .NET domain name registries and two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Keith has been active in the ICANN community for more than a decade, including in his current role as Chair of ICANN’s GNSO Registry Stakeholder Group. Prior to joining Verisign in June 2010, he worked for ten years at the U.S. Department of State, and ten years in the domain name industry - 2 years at a registrar and 8 years at a registry. His experience in the domain name industry includes business development, channel management, government relations, external affairs, and Internet policy development. He studied International Relations at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Lee Hibbard

Council of Europe
Lee Hibbard

Lee Hibbard is the Council of Europe’s coordinator on information society and Internet governance. Over the last four years he has coordinated the Council of Europe’s (www.coe.int) work in various international forums dealing with information society and internet governance, in particular the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (www.EuroDIG.org), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN. At the substantive level, he has been heavily involved in the conception and development of several pan-European policy documents concerning empowerment of children online, the public service value of the Internet, protecting the dignity, security and privacy of children on the internet, freedom of expression and internet filters, as well as human rights guidelines’ for ISPs and online games providers. As a consequence of his skills in transversal working methods, Lee is also involved in collaborative work between the Council of Europe and external partners, including HEC Montreal, on the future of management and communities of practice.
Maarten Simon

SIDN, The Netherlands
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Maarten Simon is General Counsel at SIDN, the operator of the .nl top-level domain and of ENUM in the Netherlands. His responsibilities include SIDN’s legal policy, its position as an independent nongovernmental organization and its role as a good corporate citizen. Before joining SIDN, Maarten worked as an attorney at law for a number of years and holds a master’s degree in Dutch civil law, as well as a master’s degree in information technology law.
Marco Hogewoning

RIPE NCC
Marco Hogewoning

Marco Hogewoning is External Relations Officer - Technical Advisor with the RIPE NCC. As part of the External Relations team, he helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with membership, the RIPE community, government, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders.
Marco joined the RIPE NCC in 2011, working for two years in the Training Services team. Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, he worked as a Network Engineer for various Dutch Internet Service Providers. As well as designing and operating the networks, he was also involved in running the Local Internet Registries. Marco has been involved with the RIPE community since 2001 and was involved with various policy proposals over that period. In February 2010, he was appointed by the RIPE community as one of the RIPE IPv6 Working Group Co-Chairs.
Markus Kummer

Internet Society

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Markus Kummer is the Vice President of Public Policy at ISOC, a position he has held since February 2011. He was previously the Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat supporting the Internet Governance Forum‘s activity since March 2006. Previously he headed the Secretariat of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Before joining the United Nations in 2004, he held the position as eEnvoy of the Swiss Foreign Ministry in Berne. Mr. Kummer was a member of the Swiss delegation during the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) where he chaired several negotiating groups, including the group on Internet governance. He served as a career diplomat in several functions in the Swiss Foreign Ministry and was posted in Lisbon, Vienna, Oslo, Geneva and Ankara.
Michael Niebel

European Commissionmini
Michael Niebel was Head of Unit in the Directorate General for Information Society and the Media (DG INFSO) of the European Commission in Brussels where he worked on Internet Policy and Network Information Security. He contributed to the EU High Level Working Group on Internet Governance and represented the European Union in ICANNs Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). In addition he was involved in the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) and the Advisory Group on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of the United Nations. He also prepared the launch
of the European domain name .eu.| In the 1990s he was a member of the cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Telecommunications, Martin Bangemann.
Most recently Michael Niebel headed the Audiovisual and Media Policies Unit. Presently he is Head of the Internet Policy Development Task Force of Directorate General CONNECT.
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Milton Mueller

University of Syracusemueller
Milton Mueller is Professor at Syracuse University School of Information Studies, USA, and also XS4All Professor at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Mueller received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. He was one of the founders of the Internet Governance Project, an alliance of scholars in action around global Internet policy issues. Dr. Mueller’s research focuses on property rights, institutions and global governance in communication and information industries. His book Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) was the first book-length analysis of the political and economic forces leading to the creation of ICANN. He is currently working on a book about Internet governance in the post-World Summit on the Information Society environment: Networks and. Nation-States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance.
Nigel Hickson

ICANN
Nigel Hickson
Nigel Hickson works out of the Brussels office for the Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) team. As such, he leads on coordination with institutions (such as the European Union; OECD and ITU); governments and other significant Community members. Nigel joined ICANN after working for the UK government, where he served in a number of capacities, for just fewer than 30 years. Latterly, he had been responsible for a team dealing with international ICT issues; including Internet Governance.
Olga Cavalli

University of Buenos Airescavalli
Olga Cavalli is an ICT and Internet specialist with large experience in project management, market research, competitive analysis, public policy and regulations. Since 2007 Ms. Cavalli is a member of the United Nations Secretary General´s Advisory group for the Internet Governance Forum and the Argentina Representative in the GAC of ICANN. She was GNSO Council Member in ICANN and GNSO Vice chair. As an advisor of the Ministry of Foreing Affairs of Argentina, she has represented Argentina in the WSIS Second Phase held in Tunis. She is the Coordinator of the Latin American Roaming Harmonization Project, leaded by Regulatel and financed by the IADB (BID). She is the argentine focal point for the eLAC, Latinamerican Regional Information Society Plan of Action, she was coordinator of the Internet Governance Group and coordinator of the Financing working group. Ms. Cavalli was a member of the Special Commission appointed by the Government of Argentina to develop the basis for the Cybercrime Law in Argentina and she was also a leading member of the commission that developed the National Digital Agenda of Argentina. Since 2007 she is the Director and main leader of the “South School on Internet Governance”, pioneering program that grants fellowships to students in Latin America and the Caribbean to recieve an intensive face to face training in Internet Governance. (www.gobernanzainternet.org) Ms. Cavalli is a Boad Member of the Argentina National Center of Engineers, CAI. There she is also the Capacity Building Coordinator and the President of the Commission "Women Engineers for Development". She is the secretary of the ISOC Argentina Chapter. Ms Cavalli is an Associated Professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Diplomacy career in the Ministry of Foreing Affairs. Ms. Cavalli is a PHD in Business Direction, MBA, Master in Telecommunication Regulation and Electronic and Electric Engineer. She is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and German. She lives in Buenos Aires and is the mother of Juana and Federico.
Olivier Crépin-Leblond

ALAC-Chair
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Dr. Olivier M.J. Crépin-Leblond is a French national who has been an Internet user since 1988. He received a B.Eng. Honours degree in Computer Systems and Electronics from King’s College, London, UK, in 1990, a Ph.D. in Digital Communications from Imperial College, London, UK, in 1997, and a Specialized Masters Degree in Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management from SKEMA Business School (ESC Lille & CERAM) in Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, in 2007. Having founded Global Information Highway Ltd in 1995, he took part in many internet projects, several of which enabled Internet connectivity in developing countries. Whilst attending all ICANN conferences in person since the Paris (June 2008) meeting, he has taken a keen interest in supporting ICANN’s At-Large community. He was selected to be on the 2010 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) and was Secretary of ICANN’s European At-Large Organisation (EURALO) from June 2010 until March 2011. He was selected as Chairman of ICANN’s At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), at ICANN’s Cartagena, Colombia meeting in December 2010, a yearly term renewed at ICANN’s Annual General Meeting in Dakar, Senegal in October 2011 and again in Toronto in October 2012 (this time for a 2 year term). Through serving the At-Large Community, he has gained a unique practical experience in an perational multi-stakeholder policy-making environment, finding and building consensus at grassroots level. In March 2013 he was selected to sit on the second ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT2). He was recently invited to speak in the United Kingdom, Sweden (EuroDIG Stockholm), several universities in Southern India (on matters of IPv6, Internet History and Core Values) as well as teaching at the Summer School on Internet Governance in Meissen, Germany (Multi-stakeholder Governance) and taking part in the third Ukrainian IGF in Kyiv on behalf of the Council of Europe and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in November 2012. In December 2012 he was part of the United Kingdom delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai. Whilst Chairman of the English Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC) since March 2012, he is also a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) affiliate since the early nineties.
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Peter Major

UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)Peter Major
Peter Major has been working at the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 23 years. He was the focal point of the BR for internet governance. Presently he is vice-chairman of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). He has chaired the CSTD Working Group on Improvements to the IGF. He is co-coordinator of the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD) and was involved as panelist in workshops organized by DCAD and the ITU in IGF-s in Hyderabad, Sharm el Sheik, Vilnius and Nairobi. He actively participated in the preparation of these events attending the Open Consultations and working with Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) members in shaping the programs of the IGFs. He has been nominated as member of the MAG in 2012.

Peter is vice-chairman of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group of the ITU and he is chairman of the Correspondence Group on BR Information Systems.
Philipp Grabensee

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Philipp Grabensee is Chairman of the Board of Afilias Ltd. Since 2003 and was Member of the Names Council of ICANNs Domain Name Supporting Organisation (DNSO). He studied law and philosophy at the Free University Berlin and the Rheinischen-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn. He is an attorney with SHSG in Düsseldorf.
Sandra Hoferichter

Medienstadt Leipzig e.V / Netcom Institute
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Sandra Hoferichter is project manager at Medienstadt Leipzig e.V., a recognized At Large Structure under ICANN Bylaws. She became involved in the Internet Governance process during the ICA-IAMCR Expert Meeting in Rathen/Germany in July 2006 which paved the way for the establishment of the “Global Internet Governance Academic Network” (GIGANET) and initiated the establishment of Summer Schools in Internet Governance (SSIG). Since 2007 she coordinates the European Summer School on Internet Governance (Euro-SSIG), which takes place every year in Meissen / Germany. Besides this she works as the administrative coordinator of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), the European IGF. Other projects she manages are ICANN-Studienkreis and various Internet conferences, including an EURO-NF Expert Meeting on the “Governance and Privacy Dimension of the Internet of Things” (Leipzig, I +II). Since Dez 2010 she is EURALO elected representative in ICANN´s At Large Advisory Committee. Sandra holds a degree in Architecture of the Academy of Technique, Culture, and Business of Leipzig (HTWK).
Tatiana Tropina

Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
Tatiana Tropina
Dr. Tatiana Tropina is a Senior Researcher at Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany). Her current areas of research include international standards to fight cybercrime, comparative analysis of cybercrime legislation, self- and co-regulation, public private partnerships in addressing cybersecurity issues, and the multi-stakeholder approach to fighting cybercrime. Her background includes both academic and practical experience. Tatiana has more than 10 years of involvement in cybercrime research, starting in Russia in 2002, where she became the first Russian researcher to defend a PhD thesis on cybercrime (2005). From 2002 to 2009 she was responsible for cybercrime projects at the regional subdivision of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre (George Mason University, USA) in Vladivostok, Russia. At the same time, from 2003 to 2008, she worked full-time as a lawyer and then as head of legal department for a number of telecommunication companies. In 2008 Tatiana won the British Chevening Scholarship to study telecommunications management at the Business School of Strathclyde University, Glasgow. In 2009 she was awarded a German Chancellor Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) and moved to Germany to pursue her project on legal frameworks for cybercrime. Since 2009 Tatiana has been involved in both legal research and various applied cybercrime projects on the international level. These activity includes such projects drafting model legislation on interception of communication for the Caribbean states and adapting it via stakeholder consultations (ITU-EU project, 2010), carrying out a cybercrime study for the Global Symposium of Regulators (ITU, 2010), and her recent involvement as a consultant in the UNODC Comprehensive Cybercrime Study (2012-20130, where she was participating in the comparative analysis of the legal frameworks of about 100 UN member states and drafting chapters on substantive national law and procedural instruments for the study. She has 28 publications, including a monograph on cybercrime.

Theresa Swinehart

Verizon
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Theresa Swinehart is Executive Director, Global Internet Policy for Verizon Communications, where she specializes in emerging Internet policy issues, Internet governance and multi-stakeholder models, engaging with policy makers, experts and stakeholders globally. Prior to joining Verizon in 2010, Theresa was Vice President, Global and Strategic Partnerships, for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), where she had been since 2001. Her responsibilities with ICANN included contributing to its reform process, leading the international team, the organization's strategy for global engagement and outreach, and representing the organization in international forums, particularly those relating to Internet governance. She worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including business, regional and international organizations (governmental and non-governmental), technical community, government and civil society, on a range of issues bridging technical, political and policy expertise and experience (e.g. internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)). Before joining ICANN, Theresa was Director for Global E-Commerce at MCI, where she was responsible for emerging international Internet issues, including ISP liability, data protection and the company's participation in Internet related forums including the formation of ICANN. Theresa began her career in international human rights with a focus on economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights. Theresa holds a law degree from American University Washington College of Law (USA), a post graduate degree in International Studies from the University of Vienna (Austria), and a BA in International Relations from the University of California, Davis (USA). Theresa is a member of the Board of Trustees, Internet Society (ISOC). She also serves on the Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Committee (MAG), and is one of the business community representatives to the UN Committee on Science and Technology (CSTD) Working Group on IGF improvements. She is fluent in English and German and conversant in French.
Thomas Rickert

German association for the Internet economy (eco)
Thomas Rickert
Thomas Rickert ist managing director of Schollmeyer & Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH with offices in Bonn and Frankfurt am Main, Germany (www.anwaelte.de). He specializes in IT-law and domain-related legal aspects in particular. Thomas is also Director Names & Numbers with eco Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V. (www.eco.de) where he chairs the eco Names & Numbers Forum, a platform for registrars, registries, resellers and other companies active in the area of the Domain Name System (DNS). Since 1998, Thomas has been involved in various national and international projects in the area of Internet safety and security. He was instrumental in establishing a hotline in Germany taking reports about illegal use or content on the internet and was president of the Inhope Association (www.inhope.org) from 2002 to 2005. Inhope is the global umbrella organisation of hotlines fighting illegal content on the Internet, primarily child abusive material.
Thomas Tammegger

EURid
Thomas Tammegger
Thomas Tammegger has been working for EURid, the Brussels-based registry for the .eu Top Level Domain, since 2005. He currently holds the position of External Relations Deputy manager and is in charge of coordinating the help-desk relations and operations at EURid. Thomas studied law at the universities of Graz and Vienna, Austria and Leuven, Belgium."
Wolfgang Benedeck

Institut of International Law and International relations, University of Graz
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Wolfgang Benedek is Director of the Institute of International Law and International Relations of the University of Graz, Austria and of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Graz (ETC); Chairman of the Austrian Committee of World University Service (WUS) Austria; Since 2003 he has coordinated several research projects in the field of Internet Governance and the role of human rights in the information society which have resulted in two books, i.e. Benedek/Pekari (ed.), Menschenrechte in der Informationsgesellschaft (2007) and Benedek/Bauer/Kettemann (ed.), Internet Governance and the Information Society (2008) and several other publications. He is also involved in internet literacy of school teachers and internet education at university level and presently works with a team of experts for the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles to elaborate a Charter of Human Rights and Principles on the Internet.
Wolfgang Kleinwächter

University of Aarhus, Chair of the Faculty of the EuroSSIGjowok
Professor for Internet Policy and Regulation, Department for Media and Information Sciences, University of Aarhus. Previous Academic Teaching includes University of Tampere, School of International Services, American University, Washington, D.C, Halle University, University of Moscow, University of Oerebro and Heilbronn Business School. 1994 to 1998 Chairman Inter-Regional Information Society Initiative (IRISI) of the European Commission in Brussels and Coordinater Saxonian Information Initiative (SII). Member of the Board Medienstadt Leipzig e.V., a recognized ICANN At Large Structure (ALS). Involved in Internet Governance since 1997. Member ICANN´s Membership Implementation Task Force (MITF/2000), ICANNs Interim At-Large Group (2001/2002), ICANN´s Nomination Committee (NomCom/2005/2008), WSIS Civil Society Bureau (2002/2005) and Panel of High Level Advisers of the Global Alliance for ICT & Development (GAID). Co-founder and chair "Internet Governance Caucus" (IGC/2002-2003). 2004 appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Since 2005 Special Adviser to the Chair of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). His research is documented in more than 100 international publications, including five books. Recent articles has been published in Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Development, info and Telecommunication Policy. He serves/ed in advisory boards of Transnational Data and Communication Report, Computer Law and Security Report, The Journal of Media Law and Practice, Communication Law and Gazette. Member of Programme Committee for INET 2002. Co-founder Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET), Internet Governance Summer School (SSIG) and ICANN-Studienkreis. Member International Council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) where he co-chairs the Law Section.
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