Debates: Future Internet Governance Architecture

5 September 2014 - A Workshop on Other in Istanbul, Turkey

Agenda

IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

IGF & The Future of the Internet Ecosystem

Description

This workshop consists of two debates. Motions will be presented: one related to the globalisation of ICANN and the IANA transition, and the other related to the roles of stakeholders. Oxford-style, two teams of two will respectively support and confront each motion within strictly timed and guided debates. The audience - in situ and online - will stimulate the debate directly through flash questions to either party. Attendees (in situ and remote) will also decide on the winning team, based on the arguments.

Should ICANN be globalised or should it be internationalised? Does ‘respective roles’ of stakeholders in IG allow for their participation on an ‘equal footing’? These two questions have been intertwined within discussions in all of the major global IG processes without resolution. These discussions are, however, often watered down, avoiding direct confrontation of main arguments, in the search for consensus and compromise. In this workshop, confrontation of arguments will be purposely sharpened and polarised through debate, to prepare a base position for substantive progress in other discussions, towards eventual resolution.

Teams are composed of skillful expert professionals who will be invited in cooperation with government, civil society, academia, the technical community and the corporate sector. Moderation and remote moderation will be delivered by experienced Diplo professionals. Recognised experts will be invited to provide short debriefings after the debates.

Main arguments will be summarised and provided the same day, as input to other workshops and future discussions on related topics.

Agenda
--Introduction to the debate

--Introduction to first topic: Should ICANN be globalised or should it be internationalised?
----Modified Oxford-style debate
----Follow up, poll and de-briefing

--Introduction to the second topic: Does ‘respective roles’ of stakeholders in IG allow for their participation on an ‘equal footing’?
----Modified Oxford-style debate
----Follow up, poll and de-briefing

--Wrap up comments

Name(s) and stakeholder and organizational affiliation(s) of institutional co-organizer(s)

Virginia Paque
Civil Society
DiploFoundation

Marilia Maciel
Academia
Getulio Vargas Foundation

Mary Murphy
Business
Írj Jól Szolgáltáto KFT

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF workshop before?

yes

The link to the workshop report

http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/2013-bali/workshops2013/reports-with-transcripts; http://wsms1.intgovforum.org/content/no52-remote-participation-reality-and-principles#report

Type of session

Debate

Duration of proposed session

90 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#multistakeholder, #ICANN, #IANA, #globalisation

Names and affiliations (stakeholder group, organization) of speakers the proposer is planning to invite

The debaters are skilled and expert professionals, with arguments developed for the specifically defined motion, although the position they argue might not be their own personal position.

The 8 debaters (2 from each team, for each of the 2 debated topics) come from variety of stakeholders and regions with an emphasis on gender and regional balance. Coaching, simulation and online training will be done as necessary to ensure a dynamic outcome.

Name - Vladimir Radunovic
Stakeholder group - Civil Society
Organization - DiploFoundation
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name - Ginger Paque (remote)
Stakeholder group - Civil Society
Organization - DiploFoundation
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name - Marilia Maciel
Stakeholder group - Academia
Organization - Getulio Vargas Foundation
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name - Mary Murphy (possibly remote)
Stakeholder group - Business
Organization - Írj Jól Szolgáltáto KFT
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name - Debater No. 1 Adiel Akplogan
Stakeholder group - Technical Community
Topic: ICANN/IANA PRO globalisation PRO (against internationalisation)
Organization: AFRINIC
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? N

Name - Debater No. 1b Desiree Miloshevic
Stakeholder group - Business Community
Topic: ICANN/IANA PRO globalisation (against internationalisation)
Organization: AFILIAS
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name Debater No. 2 Parminder Jeet Singh
Stakeholder group - Civil Society
Topic: PRO ICANN/IANA internationalisation (against globalisation)
Organization: IT for Change
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name - Debater No. 2b: Tracy Hackshaw
Stakeholder group: Government
Topic: PRO ICANN/IANA internationalisation (against globalisation)
Organization: T&T; GAC
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name - Debater No. 3 Name - Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro
Stakeholder group: Technical Community
Topic: Multistakeholderism - PRO 'equal footing' (against 'respective roles')
Organization: South Pacific Computer Society (UPCS); University of the Southern Pacific (USP; Pasifika Nexus
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed Y

Name - Debater No. 3b Marilia Maciel
Stakeholder group: Academia
Topic: Multistakeholderism
Topic: PRO 'equal footing' (against 'respective roles')
Organization: Getulio Vargas Foundation
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed Y

Name Debater No. 4. Rodney Taylor
Stakeholder group: Government
Topic: Multistakeholderism PRO 'respective roles' (against 'equal footing')
Organization: Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name - Debater No. 4b Emmanuel Edet
Stakeholder group: Government
Topic: Multistakeholderism PRO 'respective roles' (against 'equal footing')
Organization: National Information Technology Development Agency of Nigeria
Have you contact the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed Y

Name of Moderator(s)

Vladimir Radunovic, DiploFoundation, Serbia

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Deirdre Williams, DiploFoundation, St. Lucia

Description of how the proposer plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

Debates will be conducted in a modified Oxford style, with a precise timeline and procedures. Preparations of debates prior to the IGF will be conducted with support of the interested organisations and individuals, including online suggestions on main arguments for or against each of the two motions.

After the short introduction to the workshop, describing format and goals, the introduction to the first motion will be made by the moderator, followed by the quick voting on this motion by the audience (both in situ and online). After the two teams present their opening statements, pro and con, the audience (both in situ and online) will be requested to provide brief and exact questions (in a ‘Twitter’ format) to either of the parties. Both debating parties will be requested to briefly (timed) respond to the questions, and will then end with short closing arguments. Another round of voting by the audience will be conducted, based on the arguments presented.

An expert speaking coach will give a short review of arguments at the end of each of the two debates.

The second debate will follow the same outline, with different teams.

At the end, the expert speaking coach will provide an overview of key arguments, strengths and weaknesses presented during the debates. To conclude, short debriefing and reflections will be provided by several experts representing prominent stakeholders involved in preparation of debates (names TBC depending on acceptance of the workshop proposal and availability), as well as by a few interested participants in the audience (both in situ and online).

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

Online participation will bean integral part of the workshop. Online participants will be treated equally to in situ participants in all segments (voting, questions, and final reflections). Moreover, to enable equal opportunities, in situ participants will be asked to communicate in ‘Twitter format’ to avoid monopolisation of the floor. It is yet to be confirmed whether two of the speakers will present remotely. We are making a strong effort to include several remote moderators: one for English, one for Spanish, and one for Portuguese.

Background paper

No background paper provided

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