In terms of setting the stage for the future of internet governance, 2014 has already made its mark on history. In a defining moment for the freedom of speech and press in Brazil, the Marco Civil of the Internet was approved in the Brazilian congress and Brazil played host to the subsequent NetMundial Congress. Brazil is now seen globally as in the vanguard of internet freedom. In this context, the Columbia Global Center | Rio de Janeiro, in partnership with the Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression & Information Project, and the Palavra Aberta Institute, is glad to present a seminar entitled "Brazil's Internet Governance: A Model for the World?" We are delighted as well to have the joint sponsorship of the Escola de Administração de Empresas of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.
Powered by some of the most important scholars, politicians, and informed members of civil society, the seminar will center on the global and domestic challenges confronting Brazil´s pioneering Internet Governance Law. The keynote speaker for this event will be Agnès Callamard, Director of the Global Freedom of Expression & Information Project and Special Adviser to Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger.
Agnès Callamard - Director, Global Freedom of Expression & Information, Special Adviser to the President, Columbia University
3:00 p.m. | Session 1
Crafting Internet governance principles for the world: Will Brazil take the lead?
Agnès Callamard - Director, Global Freedom of Expression & Information, Special Adviser to the President, Columbia University;
Ronaldo Lemos - Director, Rio Institute for Technology & Society (ITS), UERJ;
Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho - Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazilian Ministry of External Relations;
Maria Tereza Fleury (Moderator) - Director, EAESP-FGV.
4:30 p.m. | Session 2
The Brazilian Paradigm for Internet Governance and Domestic Challenges
Marivaldo Pereira - State Secretary of Legislative Affairs for the Ministry of Justice;
Demi Getschko - Member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI);