Geneva Internet L@w
Research Colloquium 2017
in cooperation with
The Research Colloquium
The second edition of the Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium, organized by the School of Law of the University of Geneva in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the CRIDES Center for Economic Law and Society at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), the Digital Asia Hub, the Geneva Internet Platform, the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio and the Renmin University of China, took place on June 23, 2017, at the Fondation Hardt in Geneva.
The Colloquium provided researchers working in Internet law the opportunity to:
- present their work-in-progress to a panel of experienced Internet law experts,
- engage with one another in an informal setting,
- have in-depth discussions and exchanges, and
- receive helpful feedback and advice.
It also afforded selected participants the opportunity to gain speaker experience in that they will be able to present their work to the students attending the Geneva Internet L@w Summer School. Additionally, it was a great opportunity to build a global network of colleagues and friends and to interact with present and future Internet law and policy experts.
Topic covered by the researchers included Emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, IoT, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, FinTech, etc.), Cybersecurity, Digital privacy and Online surveillance, Free speech, Consumer protection, Social media, Cloud computing, Internet infrastructure. The full programme is available here.
For its second edition, the Genera Internet L@w Research Colloquium welcomed an international group of researchers from Brazil, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
- Prof. Chris Bavitz, Managing Director of the Cyberlaw Clinic, Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School, Director at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
- Prof. Christian Bovet, Law School, University of Geneva
- Prof. Irene Calboli, Law School, Singapore Management University
- Prof. Jacques de Werra, Law School, University of Geneva
- Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director of the Digital Asia Hub
- Prof. Haijun Jin, Law School, University of Renmin
- Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, Founding director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform
- Prof. Alain Strowel, Professor at Catholic University of Louvain, CRIDES Center for Economic Law and Society, and at University Saint-Louis, Brussels
- Dr. Mario Viola, Project Coordinator at the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio)
Prof. Jacques de Werra, Law School, University of Geneva
Dr Yaniv Benhamou, Law School, University of Geneva
Evelyne Studer, Law School, University of Geneva
Testimonials of the Researchers
Enguerrand Marique, CRIDES, UCLouvain
“I really enjoyed participating in the Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium. Firstly, the Research Colloquium was a valuable opportunity to meet with several experts in the Law & Technology methodology. I therefore learned a lot from current cutting-edge researchers in my field. Besides. I also received relevant comments on my research on « Trust and its legal frontiers in a world of digital platforms » from experienced scholars. The environment allows the students attending this Research Colloquium to get involved and to share their diverse and international insights with the speakers and experts and therefore enrich the other participants’ knowledge. Finally, the organisation of this event is carefully planned. In a nutshell, I would highly recommend anyone interested in legal developments of computer technologies to attend the Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium.”
Pedro Vilela, Federal University of Minas Gerais
“The opportunity of participating in the Internet Law Research Colloquium at the University of Geneva allowed me to greatly improve my ongoing research. Being able to get in touch with global level researchers and specialists helped me get in tune with the main approaches to my subject of research. It was also revealed itself to be an excellent chance to grow my network of academic contacts.”