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Tuesday, January 27 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Internet Functions in Transition: Is The US — and The World — Ready?

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The Honorable Larry Strickling, 
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
U.S. Department of Commerce [Bio]

Abstract: Last spring the Department of Commerce announced that it would relinquish its last vestige of control over the technical functions of the Internet. The U.S. government said it would irretrievably transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community and asked ICANN to develop a plan for that transition.

Despite the fact that this transition has long been advertised by Commerce, it shocked many policymakers in Washington. Perhaps the shock was due to the finality of transition or perhaps it represented an epiphany that the Internet was indeed critical to our nation’s goals in the areas of commerce, communications, and democracy. Regardless, the impending transition has generated a surprising amount of debate. Our panel will discuss the IANA transition and whether the U.S. and the world is ready for it.

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Roger Cochetti

Principal, RJC Associates
Board Member (Treasurer), Internet Education Foundation Roger Cochetti currently is a Principal at RJC Associates specializing in worldwide policy issues facing the information and telecommunications industries. He brings unique experience at the international, federal and state... Read More →

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Steve DelBianco

Executive Director, NetChoice
As Executive Director, Steve works with NetChoice members to set and execute the NetChoice’s agenda. Steve has become a well-known expert on Internet governance, online consumer protection, and Internet taxation. He’s provided expert testimony in fourteen Congressional hearings... Read More →
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Andrea Glorioso

Counselor, Digital Agenda & ICT, EU Delegation to the US
Andrea Glorioso (Mr) is the Counsellor for the Digital Economy at the Delegation of the European Union to the USA, in Washington DC. In this role, he acts as the liaison between the EU and US on policy, regulation and research activities related to the Internet and Information... Read More →
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Milton Mueller

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Milton Mueller is the O.G. of I.G. He directs the Internet Governance Project, a center for research and engagement on global Internet governance. Mueller's books Will the Internet Fragment? (Polity, 2017), Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press... Read More →
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Lawrence E. Strickling

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce
Lawrence E. Strickling was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce in June 2009. In this role, Strickling serves as Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Executive Branch... Read More →
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Theresa Swinehart

Sr. Advisor To The President On Strategy, ICANN
A leading advocate for an open and secure Internet and an expert in global Internet governance and cooperation, Theresa Swinehart is the Senior Advisor to the President on Global Strategy at ICANN. She works with stakeholders and policymakers around the globe to advocate the Internet's... Read More →

Tuesday January 27, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
8th Floor, Room 802/806 The Newseum

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