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

Internet governance is constantly evolving. Since the term came into use more than three decades ago, the issues, professions and disciplines it encompasses are in permanent transformation.

The fundamental questions guiding this 5th edition are:

What is the role of the Internet and why is it relevant to understand its technical functioning and governance mechanisms in what is now more widely known as the “digital ecosystem”? How is the Internet governance agenda advancing and what are the current issues? What are the regulatory and public policy trends? Why is the effective participation of different actors in its development and implementation relevant? What are the main institutions that have an impact on Internet governance?

The agenda includes, among others:

  • Development and evolution of the Internet governance agenda.
  • Cybersecurity and Internet governance.
  • Conceptual and physical edges of the Internet: discussions on Internet sovereignty and fragmentation.
  • Digital platforms and data governance.
  • Multi-stakeholder governance in the context of technical community institutions, digital commerce processes and cybersecurity.

Sessions include a combination of lectures, seminars and group workshops. The course has a 30-hour virtual component, which runs from October 24 to November 18, and a 40-hour face-to-face component from November 21 to 25 in Montevideo. It will take place at Casa de Internet and the Catholic University of Uruguay.

Who participates in this program?

DiGI students work in different areas of the public, private and academic sectors, as well as in national and international civil society organizations.

Why should I participate?

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

Who organizes it?

This edition of DiGI is organized by the Center for Technology and Society Studies (CETyS) of the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA), Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU), LACTLD and LACNIC.

*Registration open until September 20th.

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.

Registration

  • Tuition fee USD 800* (US dollars) – Includes 5 nights lodging and meals in addition to tuition.
  • Tuition without accommodation – USD 400*.
  • For scholarship inquiries contact here [No full scholarships, only partial scholarships based on merit and need].
  • For participants from Argentina, please check here for exchange rates and dates.

Requirements

  • University degree in any discipline, from any country.
  • Availability to take the program in both online and face-to-face modalities.
  • The diploma has a final work for its approval and obtaining the diploma title accredited by the Center for Technology and Society, Universidad de San Andrés.
  • In cases where the final work is not done, a certificate of participation is obtained.

Guest lecturers and experts

Susan Aaronson

George Washington University

Carolina Aguerre

Universidad Católica del Uruguay/CETyS

Nicolás Antoniello

PhD in Sociology. Assistant Professor at Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay

Mercedes Aramendia

Abogada. Universidad de Montevideo.

Eduardo Bertoni

Phd Buenos Aires University -MIPP George Washington University - Specialist on Human Rights & Technologies - Freedom of Expression & Data Privacy.

Carla Bonina

University of Surrey

Gonzalo Bustos Frati

CETyS

Rodrigo De La Parra

VP for Latin America and the Caribbean at ICANN Managing Director LAC Regional Office

Matias Dodel

PhD in Sociology. Assistant Professor at Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay

Brenda Dvoskin

Harvard Law School

Raul Echeberría

Executive Director at Asociación Latinoamericana de Internet

Alejandra Erramuspe

Alejandra Erramuspe

Internet Governance Specialist

Hernán Galperin

University of Southern California

Louise Marie Hurel

Escuela de Economía y Ciencias Políticas de Londres (LSE)

Niels ten Oever

University of Amsterdam

Christian Perrone

ITS Rio

Oscar Robles Garay

LACNIC

Emily Taylor

CEO, Oxford Information Labs; Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Editor, Journal of Cyber Policy

Patricia Vargas-León

Investigadora de la Tufts University

Juan Carlos Zúñiga

Distinguished Engineer, Global Technical Standards, at Cisco, IETF co-Chair @ IntArea WG & MADINAS WG

Luca Belli

Profesor de Gobernanza de Internet en la la universidad de abogacía FGV en Brasil con foco en regulaciones al acceso de Internet, protección de datos y políticas digitales.

Natalia Enciso

Fundadora de Internet Society (ISOC) Paraguay.

Paula Vargas

Directora de Privacy Policy & Engagement de Facebook para América Latina.

Daniel Castaño

Profesor de la Universidad Externado de Colombia.

Danilo Doneda

Investigador del Centro de Tecnología y Sociedad (CTS) de la Fundación Getulio Vargas (FGV).

Eduardo Bertoni

Representante del Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (IIDH).

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.

Raquel Gatto

Daniel Oppermann

IT and Internet researcher affiliated to NUPRI at USP.

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