Post WCIT-12 Briefing: A Discussion with Ambassador Terry Kramer     Print Email
Friday, 18 January 2013

On January 18, 2013, The European Institute hosted a discussion with Ambassador Terry Kramer, head of the U.S. Delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), on the successes and disappointments of WCIT-12, during which he shared his assessment of the prospects for continued transatlantic cooperation in maintaining a free and open internet. H.E. Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States offered opening remarks, and Patricia Paoletta, Partner at Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, moderated the lively exchange on views on Internet freedom, the criticality of open markets and commercial agreements, multi-stakeholder governance, and transparency. The event was graciously hosted by the Embassy of Greece.

 
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    We do not believe that Brexit, Trump, or the alarming success of radical right parties in almost all European countries should be interpreted as mere “electoral accidents.” Instead, we suggest that the current destructuring of political systems is connected to the profound transformation of labor markets in times of automation. Our core argument is that the specific effects of current technological innovations are key to understanding their political implications.

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

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The Bertelsmann Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC with a transatlantic perspective on global challenges.

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