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Can the public save the internet?

Date & Time:
16:00:00 - 17:30:00,
Wednesday 2 December, 2015


The internet is now critical for global communications, trade, warfare, espionage and human rights, driving global competition to control it. States and other key actors have been slow to respond to the challenges this is creating. Can a broader public debate on the risks ahead save the internet?

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  • Name: Fergus Hanson
  • Affiliation: The Brookings Institution
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  • Bio: Fergus Hanson is the author of ‘Internet Wars: the struggle for power in the 21st century’. He is a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution and Executive Vice President at the Global Fund to End Slavery. Fergus was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution where he specialised in e-diplomacy. He has worked as a Program Director at the Lowy Institute, diplomat and fellow at Cambridge University’s Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law.