Laura DeNardis

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Laura DeNardis
Born 1966
New Haven, Connecticut
Residence Washington, DC, US
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Occupation Author and professor

Laura DeNardis is an American author and globally recognized Internet governance scholar. She is a tenured Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Communication at American University.[1] She is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and serves as the Director of Research for the Global Commission on Internet Governance.[2]

Dr. DeNardis is an affiliated Fellow of the Yale Information Society Project at Yale Law School[3] and served as its Executive Director from 2008-2011.


Selected Appearances[edit]

  • European Consortium for Political Research Global Conference. Referred panel presentation “The Global Internet Governance Trajectory: Actors and States of Play,” Montreal, Canada, August 27-29, 2015.
  • United States Internet Governance Forum, Panel on Multistakeholder Governance, George Washington University, Washington, DC, July 16, 2015.
  • Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2015. Invited presentation, “Research Challenges in Internet Governance,” Redmond, WA, July 7, 2015.
  • Center for Democracy and Technology. Workshop on Standards and Human Rights, Washington, DC, June 19, 2015
  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Invited plenary panel talk, “Conference on Internet Governance and Cybersecurity,” New York, NY, May 14, 2015.
  • Brookings Institution, Invited presentation at “Global Governance Futures 2025,” Washington, DC, May 6, 2015.
  • Keynote Address at National Cybersecurity Centre One Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, April 13, 2015.
  • “The Future of Internet Regulation,” Invited presentation at the Ohio State University Moritz School of Law Symposium, I/S: A Journal of Law & Policy, March 27, 2015.
  • Book talk on "The Global War for Internet Governance," New America Foundation, Washington, D.C. April 3, 2014
  • Presentation on “The Global War for Internet Governance,” Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA), Washington, D.C. April 2, 2014.
  • Book talk on “The Global War for Internet Governance,” The Carnegie Council, New York City, NY. February 26, 2014.
  • Panel presentation on “The Internet’s Top-Level Domain Expansion: Implications for Internet Freedom and Innovation,” Beyond the Dot Conference, The Newseum, Washington, D.C. February 19, 2014.
  • Book talk on “The Global War for Internet Governance,” Yale Law School, Information Society Project, New Haven, CT. February 13, 2014.
  • Book talk on “The Global War for Internet Governance,” Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. February 12, 2014.
  • Panel presentation on “The Paradox of Multistakeholder Internet Governance,” 10th Annual State of the Net Conference, The Newseum, Washington, DC. January 28, 2014.
  • Panel presentation on “Internet Governance 2020: Geopolitics and the Future of the Internet,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. January 23, 2014.
  • Panel presentation on Developing a Strategic Vision for Internet Governance,” Eight Annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum, Bali, Indonesia. October 22, 2013.
  • Presentation on “Thinking Clearly about Multistakeholder Internet Governance,” Global Internet Governance Academic Network Annual Conference, Bali, Indonesia. October 21, 2013.


DeNardis earned a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, an MEng from Cornell University, an AB in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Yale Law School.


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