Conference on “Arcs in Internet Regulation: Assessing New Directions” on November 23rd and 24th in Oxford

Tencent               Oxford                   Stanford               Peking

Invitation

We are pleased to announce that the University of Oxford will be hosting the forthcoming conference on “Arcs in Internet Regulation: Assessing New Directions” on November 23rd and 24th in Oxford.  This is part of the annual Peking-Oxford-Stanford series in Internet Law and Policy. This conference builds on previous annual events and focuses on significant issues in Internet law and policy that will require attention in the coming years, such as digital human rights, smart cities, new technologies and courts, and Internet governance and development.

The conference draws primarily on the strengths of the three universities involved, and their networks, bringing together a unique collection of scholars and students, government officials, corporate executives, and civil society representatives with the goal of informing research and strengthening the understanding of alternative viewpoints with a focus on the US, Europe and China, as well as global challenges

This is an extraordinary opportunity to debate and discuss the future of the Internet. The Conference is hosted by the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy in the Faculty of Law’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, with generous support from Tencent.

The first day of the event (November 23rd) is open to all upon registration, although space is limited.  We are delighted to invite all delegates to enjoy lunch with us in an Oxford college and join us for a reception at one of Oxford’s most distinguished venues after the event.

Day two (November 24th) is structured in a round-table format and space is limited to invited participants. Closer to the date we may be able to accommodate a few additional participants, so please do signal your interest if you would like to attend the second day as well.

A full agenda will be posted shortly. An assortment of our confirmed speakers include:

Bei Zhang (DIDI)

Bennett Freeman (GNI)

Brent Irvin (Tencent)

Cai Xiongshan (Tencent)

Daphne Keller (Stanford University)

Ebele Okobi (Facebook)

Guy Berger (UNESCO)

Iginio Gagliardone (University of Oxford)

Jacob Rowbotton (University of Oxford)

Janine Aron (University of Oxford)

Jason Si (Tencent)

Jianzhong Shi (China University of Political Science and Law)

Jonathan Bright (University of Oxford)

Jonathan Mayer (Stanford University)

Liming Wang (Renmin University)

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette (Stanford University)

Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford)

Mark Stephens (Howard Kennedy)

Ming Yang (Peking University)

Mingde Li (China Academy of Social Sciences)

Monroe Price (University of Pennsylvania/ University of Oxford)

Nicole Stremlau (University of Oxford)

Paolo Cavaliere (University of Edinburgh)

Paul Goldstein (Stanford University)

Philip R. Malone (Stanford University)

Ping Zhang (Peking University)

Rebecca MacKinnon (Ranking Digital Rights)

Richard Danbury (University of Cambridge)

Shouwen Zhang (Peking University)

Steve Crown (Microsoft)

Timothy Garton Ash (University of Oxford)

Yong Huang (University of International Business and Economics, China)

Xixin Wang (Peking University)

To register for the first day of the conference on November 23rd, please fill out the registration form using the tab at the top of this page.

We look forward to welcoming you at the University of Oxford in November.

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Agenda

This workshop builds on the previous annual events and focuses on significant issues on Internet law and policy that will require attention over the next several years. The workshop brings together a collection of scholars and students, government officials, corporate executives, and civil society with the goal to inform research and strengthen understanding of alternative viewpoints with a focus on the US, Europe and China, as well as global challenges. The Conference is hosted by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, with generous support from Tencent.

Monday and Tuesday, 23-24 November 2015

University of Oxford

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Monday, 23 November 2015 – Open to the Public upon Registration

Magdalen College Lecture Theatre

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 9:30 Welcome and introductions
09:30 – 10:45 Panel 1: The Internet, Quality of Life and the UN’s Post-2015 Development Agenda
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee and Tea
11:00 – 12:45 Panel 2: Exploring Models of Innovation-driven Development: Internet + Smart Cities
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Panel 3: New Trends in Digital Rights
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee and Tea
15:45 – 17:00 Panel 4: The Right to be Forgotten
17:00 – 18:00 Keynote Public Lecture: Brent Irvin, General Counsel of Tencent
18.30 – 19.15 Reception
 Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 09:30 – 17:30 – For Invited Guests

 Rhodes House

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 Round Table Discussion 1: The Foreign Policies of Internet Governance
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee and Tea
10:45 – 12:30 Round Table Discussion 2: Challenges of Regulating and Identifying Hate Speech
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Round Table Discussion 3: Innovations in Commerce and Cybercrime
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee and Tea
15:15 – 17:00 Round Table Discussion 4: New Technologies and Courts
17:00 – 17:30 Concluding Remarks

For further details and queries about the conference please contact Danit Gal at danit.gal@csls.ox.ac.uk