Internet Governance: what is this all about?

Wednesday, July 20

1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Tech law and policy have been in the spotlight in the last few years. But what is Internet Governance? Who are the main actors? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead?

Nick Merrill and Melinda Clem will discuss these and many other fascinating questions, followed by audience Q&A.

Melinda Clem

Co-Chair, IGF-USA

Nick Merrill

Research Fellow, UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

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Dr. Nick Merrill is a research fellow at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity where he directs the Daylight Lab ( His lab's threat identification processes have been adopted by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and at Meta (formerly Facebook), and his lab's machine learning bias curriculum has been taught in universities and businesses around the world.


Jeremy Bernick

2022 Quantum Society Fellow, NSF's Center for Quantum Networks

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Jeremy Bernick (they/them) is an incoming first-year law student (Juris Doctorate) at the University of Arizona, School of Law. They are a current Quantum Society Fellow at the National Science Foundation’s Center for Quantum Networks, a current ICANN 75 Fellow, and a member of the ARIN Fellowship Selection Committee. Jeremy is also a former Internet Society Global Youth Ambassador, ARIN 48 Fellow, and Executive Director of Hack Arizona, one of the largest international collegiate hackathons in the U.S. at the time. They are a public interest-minded legal technologist interested in the study, implementation, and quality of public goods, services, and rights in our digital age.

Meri Baghdasaryan

Legal Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Meri Baghdasaryan is an attorney from Armenia, currently working on human rights issues at the intersection of law and technology as a legal fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She is an active member of various Internet governance communities, such as the IGF, EuroDIG, and SEEDIG, and she is a former Steering Committee Member of the Youth Coalition on Internet Governance. Currently, Meri is a Steering Committee Member of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles and an Internet Law and Policy Foundry Fellow. She was a 2020 Open Internet Leader, NextGen@ICANN72 participant, and ARIN 48 Fellow.