GNI-ID Learning Forum – Silicon Valley

Thursday, November 6, 2014

2014 Learning Forums in Silicon Valley and Geneva

The Global Network Initiative and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy present 2014 learning forums on Transparency and Human Rights in the Digital Age in Silicon Valley and Geneva, Switzerland:

November 6

Hosted by LinkedIn

Mountain View, CA

December 1

Hosted by the Geneva Internet Platform

Geneva, Switzerland

During these events, members of the ICT industry, human rights organizations, policy experts, investors, and governments will offer perspectives and invite reflections on the following questions:

  • What do we mean by transparency? Why does transparency matter for protecting and respecting rights online?
  • What is the state of transparency reporting by companies and governments, and what’s missing?
  • How do companies communicate with users in response to live events?

Speakers include:

  • Ben Blink, Google
  • Dan Bross, Microsoft
  • Pablo Chavez, LinkedIn
  • Steve Crown, Microsoft
  • Jeffrey Dygert, AT&T
  • Annette Fergusson, Vodafone
  • Bennett Freeman, Calvert Group
  • Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch
  • Patrik Hiselius, TeliaSonera
  • Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Jovan Kurbalija, Geneva Internet Platform
  • Anna Lekvall, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
  • Rebecca MacKinnon, Ranking Digital Rights Project, New America Foundation
  • Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley School of Information
  • Hemanshu Nigam, SSP Blue
  • Jason Pielemeier, U.S. Department of State
  • Milka Pietikainen, Millicom
  • Pranesh Prakash, Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore
  • Sana Saleem, Bolo Bhi
  • Mark Stephens, Global Network Initiative
  • Cynthia Wong, Human Rights Watch

For more information, please contact lbrunner [at]

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Lisl Brunner

Lisl Brunner is the Facilitator for the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue. Prior to this role, Lisl spent five years as a staff attorney at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and holds a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary.

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