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Monday, November 25 • 15:35 - 17:00
Pre-Event 13 - Open and Free and What - Visions for the Future of the Internet (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)

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Join our Session and discuss the future of the Internet with our panelists!!!!


  • Fabrizio Hochschild - Under Secretary General, United Nations Special Advisor on the Preparaions for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations
  • Vincent Bagiire, Uganda Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Republic of Uganda
  • Miranda Sissons, Director of Human Rights Policy and Engagement at Facebook Inc
  • Yi Ling Teo, Singapore, Senior Fellow Centre of Excellence for National Security at RSIS
  • Carl Buhr, European Commission, Deputy Head of Cabinet Commissioner of M. Gabriel, Digital Economy and Society
  • Carlos Affonso, Brazil, Director of the ITS Rio and member of the Executive Committee of the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers
  • Eduardo Magrani, Brazil, Professor for Law and Technology and Intellectual Property at FGV Law School and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro (Moderator)


Today, the Internet has become a central political, economical and societal medium. As such the Internet can contribute to economic growth and sustainable development and also strengthen human rights, political participation and the resilience of societies. Even though the potential of the internet is immense, its ubiquitous presence also brings with it new and diverse challenges. The challenges concern areas such as social cohesion (hate speech and fake news), security (cybercrime and cyber attacks), civil rights (e.g. privacy protection). To exploit the full potential of the internet and to adress the urgent challenges the international community needs to develop a shared vision of a desireable future for the internet. To contribute to a shared vision the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation brings together different regional visions and different stakeholder perspectives on this panel .

!!!! If you want to be part of this discussion you are welcome. We will highly appreciate your input!!!!


Additionally to our panel KAS ( www.kas.de ) also has a booth at the IGF village, we would like to invite you as well. For further information about our booth: https://igf2019.sched.com/event/SU9X/konrad-adenauer-stiftung

Session Organizers
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Sebastian Weise

Analyst for Global Innovation Policy, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
Sebastian Weise is Global Innovation Policy Officer at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. In this function he coordinates the international activities of the foundation in the fields of innovation policy, digitization and future technologies. Mr. Weise studied political and social sciences... Read More →

Monday November 25, 2019 15:35 - 17:00 CET
Raum III