2024 Programme

Conference Programme


  • 12:30-13:00 Registration
  • 13:00-13:30 Welcome
    Meryem Marzouki and Mauro Santaniello, GIG-ARTS Conference Series
    Jan Aart Scholte, Global Transformations and Governance Challenges
    Dennis Broeders, The Hague Program on International Cyber Security
  • 13:30-14:30 Keynote Speech: The Multistakeholder Approach in Internet Governance 30 Years On: Cornerstone or Achilles Heel?
    Speaker: Anriette Esterhuysen, Association for Progressive Communications
    Moderator: Meryem Marzouki, Global Internet Governance & Digital Rights Expert
  • 14:30-16:00 Paper Panel Session 1: Assessing the Multistakeholder Model
    Chairperson: Dennis Broeders, Leiden University
    – The “Big Tech-Big Power Politics Archives”
    Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn and Marianne Franklin, University of Groningen
    – Multistakeholder Global Governance at ICANN: A Cross-Level Analysis of Legitimacy
    Hortense Jongen, Free University Amsterdam; Jan Aart Scholte, Leiden University
    – Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth: When Multistakeholderism Hampers Accountability
    Triantafyllos Kouloufakos, KU Leuven
    – Assessing Multistakeholder Governance of Content: Comparative Analysis of the Christchurch Call and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism
    Jyoti Panday, Georgia Institute of Technology
    – Exploring Digital Constitutionalist Advocacy Coalitions in the Global Multistakeholder Internet Governance (1992-2023)
    Dennis Redeker, University of Bremen; Mariëlle Wijermars, Maastricht University; Nicola Palladino, University of Salerno
  • 16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
  • 16:30-18:00 Roundtable 1: Policymaker Experiences of Multistakeholderism
    Moderator: Tatiana Tropina, Leiden University
    – Alexia González Fanfalone, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    – Hu Xianhong, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    – Olaf Kolkman, Internet Society (ISOC)
    – Markus Kummer, Internet governance and policy expert
    – Elena Plexida, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
    – Guus van Zwoll, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 18:00-19:30 Reception Wijnhaven Brasserie, Sponsored by ICANN
    Location: Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DP The Hague
  • 20:30 Evening Social Miss Maui Beach House, Sponsored by ICANN
    Location: Strand Noord 37-38, 2586 ZZ The Hague


  • 09:00-10:30 Paper Panel Session 2: Multistakeholderism in the Global South
    Chairperson: Marianne Franklin, University of Groningen
    – Multistakeholderism in the Global South: A Comparative Study of AFRINIC, APNIC, and LACNIC
    Debora Irene Christine, Tifa Foundation; Nahema Nascimento Falleiros, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Gloria Nzeka, University of Maryland
    – Hybrid Multistakeholderism in Moroccan Digital Governance: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation
    Serena Fraiese, University of Salerno
    – Do Elections Catalyse or Distract Multistakeholder Governance against Information Disorder? Examining the Drivers and Barriers to Sustained Co-Governance Efforts in the Post-Election Period
    Beltsazar Krisetya, Centre for Strategic and International Studies
    – More than a Stakeholder: A Global South Feminist Counterpublic Sphere and the Vision of a Gender Just Global Digital Compact
    Lisa McLaughlin, Miami University
    – Platform Advocacy and Social Media’s Accountability to Dissident Voices in the Global South
    Mai Van Tran, Free University Brussels
  • 10:30-11:00 Break
  • 11:00-12:00 Keynote Speech: The Power to Govern Ourselves: (Multi)Stakeholders, States and Collective Action
    Speaker: Milton Mueller, Internet Governance Project, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Moderator: Louise Marie Hurel, London School of Economics
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch, Reflections on Multistakeholder Experiences in Other Policy Fields
    Josh Brem-Wilson, Coventry University (on food)
    Mao Suzuki, National University of Singapore (on health)
  • 13:00-14:30 Roundtable 2: Regional Perspectives on Multistakeholderism
    Moderator: Mauro Santaniello, University of Salerno
    – Carolina Aguerre, Universidad Católica del Uruguay – Latin America
    – Fiona Asonga, Technology Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK) – Africa
    – Nibal Idlebi, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) – Middle East
    – Nadia Tjahja, United Nations University-Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) – Europe
    – Yang Fan, Xiamen University – East Asia
  • 14:30-15:45 Paper Panel Session 3: Multistakeholderism and Digital Sovereignty
    Chairperson: Arun Sukumar, Leiden University
    – (Cyber-) Sovereignty Discourse within the Internet Governance Forum
    Christopher Eglinton and Dmitry Epstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    – Global Internet Governance: The Follies of Internet Freedom, Multistakeholderism, and the Rise of Sovereignty Discourse and Digital Constitutionalism
    Neelesh Maheshwari, South Asian University
    – Infrastructural Sanctions, the War in Ukraine, and EU Digital Sovereignty
    Niels ten Oever, University of Amsterdam; Clément Perarnaud, Brussels School of Governance; John Kristoff, University of Illinois Chicago; Max Resing, University of Twente; Moritz Müller, University of Twente; Arturo Filastò, Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI); Cris Kanich, University of Illinois Chicago
    – From Multistakeholderism to Digital Sovereignty: Towards a New Discursive Order in Internet Governance?
    Julia Pohle, Berlin Social Science Center; Mauro Santaniello, University of Salerno
  • 15:45-16:00 Break
  • 16:00-17:15 Paper Panel Session 4: Geopolitics of Internet Governance
    Chairperson: Francesco Amoretti, University of Salerno
    – Shades of Digital-Cyber Sovereignty: A Multilayer Analysis of the China-US Cyber Rivalry
    Giacomo Bruni, Peace Research Institute Oslo
    – Hollow Multilateralism: How Autocracies Contest Norms and Procedures of International Organizations
    Daniëlle Flonk, Hitotsubashi University; Maria J. Debre, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
    – The Securitization of Data Flows in the Context of Sino-American Relations: Potential Impact on Internet Fragmentation
    Marilia Maciel, Diplo Foundation
    – Privacy Framing in Legislative Hearings after Cambridge Analytica: Analysis of Stakeholders and Discourses
    Dmitry Epstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Rotem Medzini, University of Birmingham
  • 17:30-19:30 Reception Democracy Drinks, Sponsored by ICANN
    New Ways of Democracy in Internet Governance
    Location: Hague Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ The Hague
    Speakers: Alisa Heaver, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate; Jamal Shahin, Free University of Brussels
    Moderator: Jan Aart Scholte, Leiden University