Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Internet and Foreign Affairs

The fall meeting of the National Academies' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board will feature two speakers exploring the Internet and foreign affairs:
  • Jarret M. Brachman, Director of Research, Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy and
  • Ambassador David A. Gross, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State.
The talks will start at 3 pm with coffee available at 2:30. A reception will follow the speakers at 5 pm.

October 2, 2007

The Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 100
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

The organizers request that those planning to attend register in advance.

Click here to view the meeting announcement.

UNESCO's communication and information program has been stimulating the expansion of access to the Internet in developing nations, emphasizing access by the poor. It has been even more active in efforts to assure that there was content on the Internet and its World Wide Web that served the needs of poor people and poor nations. UNESCO was one of the two United Nations sponsors of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Thus U.S. policy towards UNESCO is an important element in our overall foreign policy towards the Internet, cyberspace, and the development of the information society.

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