Data Sovereignty Seminar Series: Digital sovereignty in the new era of Internet Governance

25 May 2022
Research Seminar

Internet governance is entering a new phase characterized by fragmentation and polarization. These recent trends make it harder to imagine a unitary network bound by globally agreed norms. National spaces of control, ideological divides and the increased bifurcation of Internet-based technologies are likely to reconfigure the way in which the Internet is governed. Various models of digital sovereignty drive this transformation, affecting the power limitations and safeguards possible. This talk examines projects of digital sovereignty in the making and their implications for how the Internet is globally governed.

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15:00-15:05: Welcome and introduction by Orsolya Gulyás & Clément Perarnaud

15:05-15:25: Presentation by Roxana Radu

15:25-15:35: Comments from discussant (tbc)

15:35-16:00: Q&A with the audience


Roxana Radu

Roxana Radu is a Departmental Lecturer in Technology and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and a Fellow at Jesus College. Her research focuses on the governance of digital technologies and internet-related policymaking. She is the author of the monograph 'Negotiating Internet Governance' (Oxford University Press, 2019). Since 2020, she has been the Program Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). Prior to joining the Blavatnik School, Roxana was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford and a Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in International Relations from the Graduate Institute and an MA in Political Science (with honours) from the Central European University.