Governance of Internet & Cybersecurity

The Program on Governance of Internet and Cybersecurity, created in January 2017, brings together scholars from across Indiana University and beyond to build scholarly networks, as well as seek out partnerships with managers and policymakers in the United States and abroad in order to translate research findings into effective policy. A polycentric approach to both Internet governance and cybersecurity risk management will be encouraged in this program with scholars coming from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to: Secure Computing, Law, Business, Economics, Ethics, Public Policy, Media, Education, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Political Science, and International Relations. Only through such a multi-disciplinary, multi-sector, multi-stakeholder partnership might meaningful progress be made toward engendering sustainable models of Internet governance and an equitable cyber peace.

From leading security faculty in nationally ranked academic units to cutting-edge infrastructure, established relationships with various levels of government, and the long history of the Ostrom Workshop pushing the boundaries of governance research, IU is a natural home for this new and innovative program.”
—Program Director Scott Shackelford

Program Components

  • Ostrom Workshop Colloquium Series: cybersecurity and Internet governance scholars will be integrated into the series.
  • Cybersecurity Speaker Series: beginning with IU Vice President Brad Wheeler and Dr. Jackie Kerr of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, regular cross-listed talks from leading voices will be held in collaboration with the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and the Kelley School of Business, along with other interested partners.
  • Inaugural Ostrom Workshop Colloquium on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance, Ostrom Workshop, April 2729, 2017.
    Abstract Deadline: March 3, 2017 (Call for Papers)
  • Outreach and Collaboration: State governments, including the Indiana Office of Technology, as well as leading private firms, civil society, academic centers such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the United Nations International Telecommunication Union, among other public- and private-sector stakeholders.
  • Visiting Scholars: the program will host visiting scholars working on cybersecurity and Internet governance topics. Contact Professor Shackelford for more information.

Program Affiliates

Coming soon (contact Professor Shackelford for inclusion)

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