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2017 APSIG Lecturers

Susan Landau

Class Topics:  

   6.1 Cybersecurity     [ppt-2016]          [ppt-2017]                                                                                                                                                  

   6.3 Surveillance        [video-2016]        [ppt-2017]

Susan Landau is Bridge Professor in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University and Visiting Professor of Computer Science, University College London. Landau works at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy.

Her new book, "Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age," will be published by Yale University Press in fall 2017; Landau is also the author of "Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies," (MIT Press, 2011s) and "Privacy on the Line: the Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption,"co-authored with Whitfield Diffie (MIT Press, 1998). Landau was an early voice in the argument that law-enforcement requirements for embedding surveillance within communications infrastructures created long-term national-security risks, and has testified to Congress and frequently briefed US and Europeanpolicymakers on encryption, surveillance, and cybersecurity issues.  Landau has been a Senior Staff Privacy Analyst at Google, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and a faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts and Wesleyan University. She has served on the National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (2010-2016), the National Science Foundation Computer and Information Advisory Board (2010-2013), the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (2002-2008), as an Associate Editor-in-Chief on IEEE Security and Privacy, section board member on the Communications of the ACM, and associate editor at the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. A 2015 inductee in the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame and a 2012 Guggenheim fellow, Landau was a 2010-2011 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the recipient of the 2008 Women of Vision Social Impact Award.

She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery.  She received her BA from Princeton, her MS from Cornell, and her PhD from MIT.

Kenny Huang

Class Topic: 1.2 Local Language Support

Kenny Huang is the leading figure of the Internet communities in Asia. Since the early years of Taiwan’s Internet development, he contributed a great deal to build up a better Internet environment in Taiwan. Because of his tremendous knowledge and experience, he has been invited to take up leading roles in many Internet technology and policy organizations, including APNIC Executive Council member, APNIC Policy SIG Chair, Address Council member of ICANN ASO, Board Director of PIR (.org gTLD), Board Director of TWNIC (NIR & .tw ccTLD), Chair of TWNIC International Affair Committee, Board Director of MINC (Multilingual Internet Consortium), Advisory Council of dot Asia (.asia gTLD), New gTLD Review Group of ICANN, Founder of APAN TW, Board Director of ISOC Taipei and Executive Advisor of TWIA.

Kenny Huang’s contributions have been acknowledged especially in the development of Internet technology. He is the co-author of RFC3743 of the IETF, the Co-Chair of JET (Joint Engineering Team, formed by JPNIC, KRNIC, CNNIC, TWNIC), Advisor of CDNC (Chinese Domain Name Consortium). Dr. Huang is working closely with government departments in developing technology policies. He is Taiwan e-Government Committee member, Taiwan Government Organization & IT Reform Committee member, principal investigator of Government IPv6 Policy, project leader of Taiwan Future Internet Policy, and Chief Advisor of dot Taipei gTLD Program.

Jiro Kokuryo 

Class Topic: 2.4 Economics and Business Perspective [ppt]

Jiro Kokuryo, Vice-President of Keio University, is concurrently a professor at the Faculty of Policy Management. He joined Keio in 1993 as an associate professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was appointed professor in 2000. He served as Executive Director of the Keio Research Institute at SFC (2005-2009) and Dean of the Faculty of Policy Management (2009-2013), before being appointed Vice-President for International Collaboration and Education in 2013.

Jiro Kokuryo graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1982 and acquired a Doctor of Business Administration (1992) from Harvard Business School while an employee of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (1982-1993). His major publications in Japanese include "Open Architecture Strategy," Diamond Inc. (1999), and "Business Strategy in an Onymous Economy," Nikkei Publishing Inc. (2013).

Chinmayi Arun

Class Topic: 5.2 Privacy

Chinmayi Arun is Executive Director of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi, where she is also an Assistant Professor of Law.  She is a member of the Indian Government's multi stakeholder advisory group for the India Internet Governance Forum and has been a consultant to the Law Commission of India. She is also a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Klein Centre at Harvard University.

Chinmayi has published academic papers on surveillance and the right to privacy in India, and on information gatekeeper liability in the context of internet intermediaries. She is lead author of the India country report in Freedom House's Freedom on the Net report for 2014 and 2015, and of the India report in the Global Network of Centres' study of online intermediaries. 

Chinmayi has studied at the NALSAR University of Law, and London School of Economics and Political Science. At the LSE, she read regulatory theory and new media regulation, and was awarded the Bernard Levin Award for Student Journalism. She has worked with Ernst & Young and AZB & Partners, Mumbai in the past, and has taught at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences where she introduced courses on regulatory theory and communication regulation. She teaches courses on information policy and Internet Governance at National Law University Delhi.

Kilnam Chon 

     Class Topic: 7.1 IoT Governance  [presentation material]

Kilnam Chon is currently Professor Emeritus at KAIST.  He had a Ph.D from UCLA in 1974, and worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory before he joined Korea Institute of Electronics Technology in South Korea in 1979 where he started Internet development project. From 1980s, he founded over ten regional and global Internet organizations including APAN. APSIG is the latest Internet organization he founded in 2016. He published the three-volume books on Asia Internet History in 2010s. He received many awards including Internet Hall of Fame, Jon Postel Internet Service Award and World Technology Award as well as the Presidential Award in South Korea based on Mountain Climbing.

Anita Gurumurthy

Class Topic: 5.3 Gender and the Internet  

Anita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change (ITfC).  Through her work, Anita has attempted to promote conversations between theory and practice. At IT for Change Anita leads research on information society studies with a focus on governance, democracy and gender justice. She also directs ITfC's field resource centre that works with grassroots communities on 'technology for social change' models.

Anita currently provides leadership to a multi-country research project examining the conditions under which ICT-enabled citizen engagement can produce transformatory outcomes for democracy, with support from the Making All Voices Count programme. She has recently completed a 5-country research project on e-government and gender equality in the Asia-Pacific, in collaboration with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) with whom she is now building training modules on egovernment and gender, for government officials.

Anita has coordinated and led inter-country research studies in the past that have explored the connection between women's rights and ICTs from a policy perspective. She set up the CITIGEN research network in Asia in 2010, which made pioneering contributions to building concepts on gender and citizenship in the information society. More recently, Anita mobilised practitioners, activists and scholars to debate the idea of Inclusion in the Network Society

Anita is actively involved in the SDGs related discussions globally and regionally in the Asia Pacific. She is an active member of the Science and Technology Constituency of the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Mechanism. At the national level, Anita has forged lateral connections with key social movement –  the Right to Information movement, the national platform of women farmers – to build a strong social justice oriented agenda on digital rights that straddles traditional debates on democracy, development and rights with emerging issues related to data governance, net neutrality, community led access models and women’s rights.

Anita has worked in the past as Research Consultant for ten years with the Centre for Public Policy at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), where she was project leader on a national level research study on Public Private Partnerships in Health. She also coordinated a course at IIMB for NGOs, on Globalisation and Development.

In the mid-90s, Anita was part of a team that set-up the 'Women's Policy Research and Advocacy' unit at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS).

KS Park

Class Topic: 7.2 Governance of Networked Data    

KS Park is a Professor at the Korea University Law School and a Co-founder of www.opennetkorea.org.  He served as Commissioner (1 of 9) at Korean Communication Standards Commission, a Presidentially appointed Internet content regulation body (2011-2014).  He served as Member (1 of 20) of the National Media Commission, a Parliament-appointed advisory body on newspaper-broadcasting co-ownership bans and other media and Internet regulations (2010). He served as International Relations Counsel to the Korea Film Council and arranged the Korea-France Film Co-production Treaty, and advised on the UNESCO Cultural Diversity Convention (2002-2007). He has  served both as Executive Director, PSPD Law Center (2008-), and Open Net Korea (2013-) which have pursued and won several high profile impact litigation and legislative advocacies in freedom of speech, privacy, net neutrality, web accessibility, digital innovation, and intellectual property, including the striking down (or defending against) of the Internet real name law, the Minerva false news dissemination law, the law on warrantless seizure of subscriber identity data, the search and seizure of electronic mails without notification to the mail authors, the bad faith copyright takedown notice, the law requiring government-backed electronic signatures for all online payments, imposition of excessive criminal penalties on small copyright violations, imposition of excessive stigmatizing criminal and monitoring penalties for viewing obscene material involving virtual non-existent child characters, the government websites inaccessible to visually impaired, etc.  He founded the Korea University Law Review and the Law Schools' Clinical Legal Education Center and spearheaded www.internetlawclinic.org and www.transparency.or.kr under that Center.  KS Park Graduated from Harvard University (Physics) and UCLA Law School (JD). 

Case studies on data governance by Jirawat Poomstrikaew on Google, and by Dr.Govind on Indian Government are covered by this class.

Jim Foster

Hot Topic Session: Moving to Digital Economy [ppt], [abstract], [20 questions], [reading list]

Jim Foster is the executive director of APIDE, a regional think tank based in Tokyo that focuses on policy issues affecting growth and innovation in the Digital Economy in Asia.  APIDE is associated with Keio University, where Jim is a senior researcher fellow at the Global Security Research Institute (G-SEC).  He is a former Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and a founder of the Chamber’s Internet Economy Task Force.   Jim served as a US diplomat for 25 years with postings in Tokyo and the EU in Brussels and was Director of Corporate and Regulatory affairs at Microsoft Japan before joining Keio University and launching APIDE.  He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Washington in Seattle.   

Rajnesh Singh

4.1 Internet Governance Ecosystem  

Rajnesh Singh is Director of the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau at the Internet Society, the world's trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development.

In this role, he oversees projects, initiatives and activities across the Asia and Pacific region, including in the areas of Public Policy, Capacity Building, Development and Internet Standards & Technology.

Prior to joining the Internet Society, Rajnesh played founding and leading roles in several technology and private equity investment firms, and still maintains varied business interests. He has broad project management experience, and his career background includes communications & power infrastructure, agriculture and real estate. He has provided consulting and mentoring support on business strategy to start-ups and SMEs in the Asia-Pacific region, and has held advisory roles across multiple sectors ranging from governmental organisations to sporting organisations and the private sector.

His extensive work with the Asia-Pacific Internet community includes leadership roles such as Founding Chair of ICANN's Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) and Chair of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society. He has worked extensively on ICT policy, training and capacity building in the region, including delivering programmes for UN agencies and the private sector.