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ADBU Board Member on global internet governance network

By C.M. Paul
Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee
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Guwahati, Mar. 21.  Assam Don Bosco University board member Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee is among 25 distinguished scholars and internationally recognized experts appointed to the Global Commission on Internet Governance's (GCIG) new Research Advisory Network (RAN).
New Delhi based Expert Group on Global Initiatives member Mr Bhattacharjee is also alumnus of Don Bosco School Halflong, Assam.
''The RAN consists of some of the top global experts on internet issues and it is a privilege for me to be invited to this league,'' said Mr Bhattacharjee.

In 2009, Mr Bhattacharjee was one of the 31 experts appointed by the United Nations to set the agenda for the 20 nations Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) to study the impact of cyber on international security.

The Global Commission is a two-year initiative launched in January 2014, by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Chatham House London.

Chaired by Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, the commission will produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance.

The commission's RAN, led by CIGI Senior Fellow Laura DeNardis, will assist in identifying and prioritizing Internet governance and Internet policy related issues within the commission's mandate.

Members of the RAN will provide expert briefings to the members of the commission and conduct research and analysis for the commission's preparatory work and final report.

''The research advisory network will be an indispensable component of the Global Commission on Internet Governance,'' said Fen Osler Hampson, co-director of the commission and director of CIGI's Global Security & Politics program.

''Under the direction of Laura DeNardis, the RAN will be of great benefit to this initiative's critical analysis and findings. I'm grateful that these experts have agreed to participate,'' said Hampson.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements.

Founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), CIGI collaborates with a number of strategic partners, including Governments of Canada and Ontario. It's interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.
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