IGF-USAIGF-USA Post-WCIT Roundtable Discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC on December 21 2012.

The Roundtable participants were from the IGF-USA Steering Group who attended the ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai including Ambassador Phil Verveer, US State Department, and representatives of the civil society; business, and technical communities, and was open to the public – either in person or via phone bridge. This event focused on implications for Internet Governance (IG) and how to advance the effectiveness of the IGF and the IGF-USA in addressing key issues highlighted during the WCIT, but which are clearly in the IG space.


  • What are the key implications from WCIT for Internet Governance, and the IGF?
  • Roadmap of upcoming events of relevance that will revisit IG issues
  • Will the Improvements to the IGF just agreed by the UN GA suffice?
  • What is needed to strengthen the IGF to address key issues?

Moderator: Marilyn Cade


  • Diana Galperin – Researcher, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Philip L. Verveer – U.S. Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy:
  • Michael Nelson – Bloomberg Government
  • Harold Feld – Public Knowledge
  • Francis Urbany – President Urbany Associates
  • Chip Sharp – Director, Technology Policy and Internet Governance, Cisco Systems
  • Iren Borissova – Director, International Public Policy, Verisign
  • Chris Hemmerlein – International Telecommunications Policy, NTIA
  • Paul Brigner – Director, North American Bureau, Internet Society
  • Andrew Reynolds – Foreign Service Specialist, U.S. Department of State
  • Seth Bouvier – Internet Policy, U.S. State Department
  • Dan O’Neill – Executive Director, Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC)
  • Clovis Baptista Neto – Executive Secretary, Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL)

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Originally webcast live on the Internet Society Chapters Webcast Channel

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