The processes that shape the institutions, policies and standards of the Internet and the digital environment are constantly evolving. New problems emerge that require multidimensional approaches for their intervention.

The current context presents challenges that can cause an upheaval of these processes and a change in the generalized perceptions about the externalities produced by the advance of the Internet in the last five decades.

This is the third edition of a program with a  focus on the from socio-institutional, technical and legal perspectives for professionals (from the public and private sectors) of Latin America and civil society actors who wish to consolidate their conceptual background and nurture their knowledge with regional cases and examples. It is also oriented at postgraduate students looking for an accredited educational program.

About the program

The Diploma in Internet Governance is a regional academic programme that addresses the processes that shape technologies, institutions, policies and standards of the Internet and the digital environment. As these are undergoing major changes, political, technical, economic and ethical challenges, among others, are emerging for which it is essential to develop multidimensional approaches that allow for systemic and in-depth interventions.

  • Who participates in this program?

DiGI students work in a variety of settings in the public, private and academic sectors and in national and international civil society organizations.

  • Why should I participate?

The DiGI is a space for those who are looking for an accredited place for postgraduate training as well as a place to meet and strengthen personal networks. DiGI encourages interaction with peers from other nationalities, organisations and sectors. At the same time, it stimulates a dialogue with national and international professors and experts from prestigious universities and organizations on Internet governance issues. The concentrated and face-to-face format generates a strong community and links between graduates and exhibitors are maintained.

  • Who organizes the program? 

DiGI is organized by CETyS (Centro de Estudios en Tecnología y Sociedad), of the University of San Andrés (UdeSA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this edition we also have the participation of Centro Latam Digital.

DIRECTOR

Carolina Aguerre 

START Dates

September 2020

More information: cetys@udesa.edu.ar

Total cost

USD 950

(includes the complete stay of the presential stage at the Hotel de Luz in Tepoztlán, Mexico between July 25 and 30 with accommodation and meals).

Registration period

21 August 2020

More information:

cetys@udesa.edu.ar

Scholarships

The program has a limited number of tuition or housing scholarships available. For more information about the scholarships, please write to cetys@udesa.edu.ar

Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Internet governance in its technical and institutional aspects.
  • Develop analytical skills of the legal and socio-economic impacts on the expansion of the Internet.
  • Analyze the relationships of emerging technologies such as AI, IoT and blockchain and their impact on Internet governance.
  • Build capacity to participate more effectively in national, regional and international processes related to Internet governance.

Requirements

  • University degree in any discipline.
  • Availability to study the program in both online and face-to-face modalities.
  • The certificate of attendance is given to the participants who complete the whole course.
  • A final monograph must be presented in order to obtain the diploma.

What is the course format?

The diploma is divided into two stages, a face-to-face and a virtual one, which will take place between 2020 and 2021.

Virtual Stage (2020 – 2021)

The 62-hour virtual The 62-hour virtual stage begins on September 1, 2020 with a break between December and February. To complete this stage, the following sessions must be held:

  1. Two foundation courses: a. fundamentals of the Internet and b. three layers of the institutional approach to Internet governance. The courses have a virtual campus of lectures, audiovisual resources, exercises, tests and synchronous classes.
  2. Virtual master classes in emerging technologies and their links to Internet governance
  3. Elective Workshops
    Legal Aspects / Digital Economy and Development / Governance of Cybersecurity

Presence-based stage (2021)

Once the virtual sessions have been completed, the Diploma will culminate with a 40 hour  face-to-face stage from 26 to 30 July 2021. The meetings are aimed at integrating the concepts and problems acquired in the first part of the course through different participatory dynamics between students, teachers and experts.

The meetings are held at the Hotel de Luz in Tepoztlán, Mexico. The expenses of the meetings are included in the total cost of the program.

The organization of the event and the location of the hotel on the outskirts of Mexico City include COVID-19 prevention measures.

Virtual Stage (2020 – 2021)

The 62-hour virtual The 62-hour virtual stage begins on September 1, 2020 with a break between December and February. To complete this stage, the following sessions must be held:

  1. Two foundation courses: a. fundamentals of the Internet and b. three layers of the institutional approach to Internet governance. The courses have a virtual campus of lectures, audiovisual resources, exercises, tests and synchronous classes.
  2. Virtual master classes in emerging technologies and their links to Internet governance
  3. Elective Workshops
    Legal Aspects / Digital Economy and Development / Governance of Cybersecurity

Presence-based stage (2021)

Once the virtual sessions have been completed, the Diploma will culminate with a 40 hour  face-to-face stage from 26 to 30 July 2021. The meetings are aimed at integrating the concepts and problems acquired in the first part of the course through different participatory dynamics between students, teachers and experts.

The meetings are held at the Hotel de Luz in Tepoztlán, Mexico. The expenses of the meetings are included in the total cost of the program.

The organization of the event and the location of the hotel on the outskirts of Mexico City include COVID-19 prevention measures.

Location

Hostal de Luz

Tepoztlán, Mexico

https://www.hostaldelaluzresort.com/

Registration

Consultations

Guest lecturers and experts

Carolina Aguerre

DiGI Director
Professor and researcher in Internet governance and digital policies. Co-Director of CETyS at the University of San Andrés and Affiliated Researcher of the Centro Latam Digital.

Susan Aaronson

Professor and researcher at George Washington University. Center for Digital Commerce and Data Governance. Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Luca Belli

Professor of Internet Governance at FGV Law School in Brazil with a focus on Internet access regulations, data protection and digital policies.

Carla Bonina

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Surrey Business School. Researcher and policy advisor on the social and economic impact of technologies

Diego Canabarro

Senior Manager of Public Policy at the Internet Society

Rodrigo de la Parra

Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean at ICANN's LAC Regional Office

Paul Diaz

Vice President of Policy, Public Interest Registry

Oscar Robles

CEO of LACNIC

Sebastian Cabello

Technology Policy Expert

Israel Rosas

Israel Rosas

Regional Development Manager at the Internet Society

Fátima Cambronero

Fátima Cambronero

In charge of the IT Law area in R1OS Lawyers. Expert in Internet governance and personal data protection.

Alejandro Pisanty

Director General for Academic Computing Services of the National University of Mexico (UNAM)

Hernán Galperin

Professor at the University of Southern California

Solange Maqueo

Research Professor at CIDE. Areas of interest are the right to privacy and the protection of personal data, and public policies with redistributive effects.

Judith Mariscal

Director of Centro Latam Digital, Research Professor at CIDE Expert in ICT policies and regulations.

Daniel Oppermann

IT and Internet researcher affiliated to NUPRI at USP.

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