Washington

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Location: Jacob Burns Moot Court Room The George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC

10:00-10:30

  • Opening by prof. Dawn Nunziato, George Washington University on the current academic discussion in the US about Global Online Freedom
  • 10:30-11:00

    Introduction prof. Kees de Vey Mestdagh, University of Groningen: Universal, legal, economic and technical layers of freedom

  • 11:00-11:30

    Key note by Shelly Han (US Government Helsinki Commission) on the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA), on behalf of US House Representative Chris Smith, sponsor of the GOFA

  • 11:30-12:00

    Break

  • 12:00-12:30

    Key note by Bob Boorstin of Google Inc./Global network Initiative on the corporate aspects of Global Online Freedom

  • 12:30-13:00

    Key note by Delphine Halgand of Reporters Without borders on the real life problems that western companies create when they aid authoritarian regimes with censorship and surveillance

  • 13:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00

    First Workshop – Universal Values

  • 15:00

    Second Workshop – Legal perspectives

  • 16:00

    Third Workshop – Economic perspectives

  • 17:00

    Fourth Workshop – Technological perspectives

  • 18:30Reception at the Dutch Embassy (Speakers and Summer School participants)

Brussels

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Location: European Parliament, Wiertzstraat 60, 1047 Brussels, Belgium

  • 10:00-10:30

    Introduction prof. Kees de Vey Mestdagh, University of Groningen , Universal, legal, economic and technical layers of freedom revisited on the basis of the Washington D.C. part of the conference

  • 10:30-11:00

    Key note by Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake on the position of the European Commission and Parliament regarding Online Freedom and Corporate Responsibility

  • 11:00-11:30

    Key note by Ben Roome of Nokia Siemens Networks on the corporate aspects of Global Online Freedom

  • 11:30-12:00

    Break

  • 12:00-12:30

    Key note by Tala Dowlatshahi, Senior Advisor Reporters Without Borders on the problems of censorship and surveillance caused by technological and the ensuing societal developments

  • 13:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00

    First Workshop – Universal Values

  • 15:00

    Second Workshop – Legal perspectives

  • 16:00

    Third Workshop – Economic perspectives

  • 17:00

    Fourth Workshop – Technological perspectives

  • May 15th, 13:00 Reception at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU (Summer School participants)