Introduction to Internet Governance online course

The course covers broadband policy; management of domain names and IP addresses, including the transition from IPv4 to IPv6; network neutrality; jurisdiction, intellectual property rights, open-source and piracy; privacy protection; data security and cybersecurity; child protection; human rights; content management; digital signatures; emerging issues such as policies related to social networks and cloud computing, and more, with space for regional and other issues raised by the participants.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

– Understand Internet-related terminology, concepts, and issues
– Understand the international aspects of Internet governance
– Identify institutional and negotiation aspects of Internet governance
– Explain the various regional and professional understandings and approaches to Internet governance
– Engage in the Internet governance policy processes in their countries and regions, as well as in global policy processes.

This course can be taken towards the Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance or as part of the Master in Contemporary Diplomacy with Internet Governance specialisation.