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Thursday, July 21 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Net Breakup—Can the Global Internet survive war and geopolitics?

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Will the invasion of Ukraine lead other nations to rethink how to keep connected to the global apps their citizens rely upon—or will they try to build well-protected “walled gardens”? Can we have a global, seamless Internet if countries impose sanctions on online services as a way to punish enemies and competitors? In other words, will geopolitics ruin the seamless Internet?

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Melinda Clem

Co-Chair, IGF-USA

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Eric Burger

Research Director, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), Virginia Tech
Eric Burger is Research Professor of NextG Security and Affiliated Research Professor of Public Policy at Virginia Tech. Prior to Virginia Tech, he was Research Professor of Computer Science and the founding Director of the NSF Security and Software Engineering Research Center at... Read More →
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Nazak Nikakhtar

Partner, Wiley
The Honorable Nazak Nikakhtar brings over two decades of experience in international trade and national security to help clients succeed in the domestic and global marketplace. Through leadership roles in the U.S. government and private sector, Nazak has leveraged her valuable insights... Read More →
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John Morris

Principal, Internet Policy and Advocacy, Internet Society
John Morris is the Principal, Internet Policy and Advocacy at the Internet Society. With a career in technology policy spanning the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, before joining the Internet Society, Morris held the position of senior non-resident fellow with the Center... Read More →
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Matt Larson

VP of Research, ICANN
Matt joined ICANN staff in May, 2016, as VP of Research in the Office of the CTO. Prior to joining ICANN, he was CTO at Dyn, Inc., and spent 13 years at Verisign, finishing his time there as VP of Research and Director of Verisign Labs.He lives in Maryland and works in ICANN's... Read More →
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Amie Stepanovich

Future of Privacy Forum
Amie Stepanovich is a nationally recognized expert in domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy law. She was most recently the Executive Director for the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Colorado Law. Stepanovich previously served as U.S... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2022 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
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