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Monday, November 9 • 10:30 - 12:00
ICANN Accountability and Global Governance Discourse

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In light of the U.S. government’s anticipated IANA functions’ stewardship transition, ICANN has seen the broadest global participation in its history: the Internet community is not only developing a technical plan for the future of the IANA functions, but is also taking this opportunity to determine accountability enhancements that will empower the Internet community and strengthen multistakeholder policymaking. This panel discussion will inform attendees of the latest developments in these processes and discuss influences on global governance discourse. 



  • Steve Crocker, ICANN Chairman of the Board (Opening Remarks)
  • Theresa Swinehart, ICANN Senior Advisor to the President (Moderator)
  • Thomas Schneider, Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Chair
  • Leon Sanchez, CCWG-Accountability co-Chair
  • Lise Fuhr, CWG co-Chair
  • Manal Ismail, ICG member 
  • Gonzalo Navarro, former ICANN Board Director 

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Baher Esmat

Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
Baher Esmat is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. In his role as ICANN Regional Vice President, he is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. A keen facilitator of collaboration... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2015 10:30 - 12:00 GMT-03
Workshop Room 7

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