Lecture: Global digital governance: what role for Geneva, 5 October, 2018

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) jointly with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) have the pleasure of inviting you to the first session of the

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Jacques de Werra

Vice-rector and professor at the Law School of the University of Geneva

will talk about



The challenges of global digital governance are complex, multi-faceted and are frequently transversal and transnational by nature. Thanks to the privileged experience in global multilateral discussions and norm-setting activity of the international community based in Geneva, this community can significantly contribute to the debates about global digital governance and can help shape the future of our digital society. 

Join the discussion on October 5th 2018

At 12:30

At the UN Library, Cinema Room, Palais des Nations

The 30-minute lecture will be followed by a 30-minute discussion

Sandwiches will be offered to participants by the University of Geneva after the session



Jacques de Werra is vice-rector of the University of Geneva (where he is in charge – among different projects - of the University’s digital strategy and professor of law (intellectual property and contract law). He holds a doctorate in law from the University of Lausanne and a Master's degree in Law (LLM) from Columbia Law School and was admitted to the bar in both Geneva and New York. Prof. de Werra was a Faculty Fellow / Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (Harvard University) and has held visiting professor positions at various universities, including Stanford Law School, Nagoya University and City University of Hong Kong. He has launched a summer school on Internet law at the University of Geneva ( and co-leads the WIPO – University of Geneva summer school on intellectual property.

University of Geneva Students

Ten seats are reserved at each event for University of Geneva students. This is on a first-come first served basis. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail with your e-mail address at least five working days prior to the event. The title of your e-mail should please be “student registration” followed by the date of the event; the e-mail should be sent to conversations(at) The first 10 students who have registered will receive an e-mail of confirmation and a link to sign up on the United Nations dedicated website.

21 September 2018