Progam Committee

  • Philippe Aigrain is presently CEO of Sopinspace, Society for Public Information Spaces, a company founded by him in 2004. Sopinspace develops free software and provides commercial services for the organisation of public debates and collaborative work over the Internet.
  • Derek Bok is the former president of Harvard University and is the 300th Anniversary University Research Professor.
  • Herbert Burkert teaches telecommunications law, media law, internet law and public law. He is president of the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen.
  • Allen Chan is a Managing Partner LGT Hong Kong, Financial Advisor to the President of Fudan University, Professor Fudan School of Management, and specializes in philanthropy and education.
  • Robert Darnton is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library at Harvard University.
  • Juan Carlos de Martin is the Founder and Co-Director of the NEXA Center for Internet & Society and Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Torino's Information Engineering School.
  • William Fisher is the WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Harvard Law School and the Faculty Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
  • Anna Elisabetta Galeotti is a Senior Research Scholar in Ethics, studied moral philosophy at the University of Pavia, and holds the chair in Political Philosophy at the University of Piemonte Orientale in Vercelli, Italy, where she directs the philosophy courses.
  • Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
  • Jean-Claude Guedon has been a Professor at the University of Montreal since 1973, first in the Institut d’histoire et de sociopolitique des sciences, and, since 1987, in the Département de littérature comparée. He is a long-time member of the Internet Society serving as co-chair of the program committee in 1996, 1998 and 2000, and member of the committee in 1997, 1999 and 2002.
  • Jeffrey Huang is the Director of the Media x Design Lab and Professor of Architecture and Digital Media at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).
  • Hiroshi Komiyama is the former President of University of Tokyo, author of “Vision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earth”.
  • Tadeusz Luty is an EUA Board member.
  • Miriam Meckel holds a professorship for Corporate Communication at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is the Managing Director of the Institute for Media and Communication Management (since 2005).
  • Charles Nesson is the William F. Weld Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Founder and Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • John Palfrey is the Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School and Faculty-Co Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
  • Antoine Picon is the Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Co-Director of Doctoral Programs (PhD & DDes) at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. He teaches courses in the history of architecture and technology.
  • Francesco Profumo is the Chancellor (“Rettore”) of the Politecnico of Torino.
  • Jamil Salmi, a Moroccan education economist, is the coordinator of the World Bank’s network of tertiary education professionals. Mr. Salmi is the principal author of the Bank’s new Tertiary Education Strategy entitled “Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education.”
  • Stuart Shieber is the James O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, where his primary research field is computational linguistics, the study of human languages from the perspective of computer science.
  • Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic, was born in 1954 in Brownsville, Texas. He has written eight science fiction novels and three short story collections.
  • Alma Swan, in 1996, after more than two decades in medical cell biology research and scholarly publishing cofounded Key Perspectives Ltd., a consultancy in the area of scholarly communication.
  • ┼×irin Tekinay is the Ozyegin University (Istanbul) Vice Rector for Research and Technology and Director, Institute for Natural Sciences and Engineering.
  • Paul Uhlir is Director of International Scientific and Technical (S&T) Information Programs at The National Academies in Washington, D.C.
  • Sacha Wunsch-Vincent is Senior Economic Officer, Office of the Chief Economist, WIPO.