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IDPP Presents Research at 2016 ISA Annual Convention

International Studies Association logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn is participating in multi-faceted ways at the International Studies Association (ISA) 57th Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia from 15-18 March 2016 on themes centered around international communication; Internet governance; global governance; and cross-national online collaborations for teaching, research and training. The ISA Annual Convention is one of the largest conferences of its kind, and ISA has been the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in international studies since 1959.

Dr. Cogburn begins his participation at this year’s ISA pre-conference session of the International Communication Section, a section for which he previously served as president.

On Wednesday, 16 March from 8:15am-10:00am, Dr. Cogburn chairs and serves as discussant of the panel “Network Politics and Structures: Communication, Governance and Action” as well as participate in the Junior Scholar Symposia (JSS) in his role as JSS co-chair and chair of the session “Education, Learning and Knowledge Creation in IR” from 1:45pm-3:30pm.

On Thursday, 17 March from 10:30am-12:15pm, Dr. Cogburn chairs the roundtable “The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance,” which is the title of a new book edited by Dr. Francesca Musiani, Dr. Cogburn and American University colleagues Dr. Laura DeNardis and Dr. Nanette Levinson as part of the Palgrave Macmillan book series on Information Technology and Global Governance edited by Dr. Cogburn. Their participation in the panel is joined by book chapter authors Drs. Meryem Marzouki, Kenneth Merrill, and Patricia Vargas Leon, alongside Dr. Milton Mueller who serves as discussant. Access the recording of this session.

An innovative panel on Friday morning, 18 March from 8:15am-10:00am entitled “Outreach for Peace: Cross-National On-Line Collborations for Teaching, Research and Training” features the physical presentations of Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Nanette Levinson, as well as the virtual presentations of Dr. Melissa Lao and Dr. Alma Salvador of IDPP partner Ateneo de Manila University – Department of Political Science in Manila, Philippines. Among other examples, the panel highlights IDPP’s groundbreaking work in global accessible cyberlearning and Ateneo de Manila University’s experiences conducting its innovative online collaboration with the University for Peace. Virtual participation available for this session at

Dr. Cogburn concludes his participation by presenting on the panel “Internet Governance: Policy, Infrastructure and the Consequences of Information Control” on Friday, 18 March from 1:45pm-3:30pm, where he discusses the research around his forthcoming book “Transnational Advocacy Networks in Internet Governance.”

The conference also allows an opportunity for Dr. Cogburn to meet with IDPP outreach partner G3ICT and its executive director IDPP Advisory Board member Mr. Axel Leblois, to discuss forthcoming collaboration. G3ICT is based in Atlanta, Georgia.