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Inaugural Ostrom Workshop Colloquium on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance
Ostrom Workshop, April 2729, 2017

The colloquium will take place at the Ostrom Workshop in Bloomington, Indiana from April 27-29, 2017. Indiana University will provide lodging, meals, a per diem, and transportation to/from the Indianapolis airport for a limited number of participants. To be considered, please submit an abstract of 250-750 words to Professor Scott Shackelford at sjshacke@indiana.edu by March 3, 2017. Questions may be directed to Professor Shackelford. If you are interested in being a discussant, but do not have a paper to present, please send a statement of interest to the same.

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