Technology and Science

Op-Ed

Wrong Side of the Law

Author: Jerome A. Cohen
South China Morning Post

Jerome A. Cohen states, "The Chinese government's current suppression of rising internet protests against its barbaric abuse of the blind 'barefoot lawyer' Chen Guangcheng raises fundamental questions about the impact of legal reforms on real life in China."

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Op-Ed

The Danger of Space Debris

Author: Micah Zenko
cnn.com

Micah Zenko says orbital space debris is a growing threat to civil, military, and commercial satellites in space, and mitigating the threat it poses to these satellites and spacecraft will require enhanced international cooperation.

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Transcript

Cyber Governance and Instability

Speaker: Paul Twomey
Presider: Stewart A. Baker

Paul Twomey, former president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), discusses the challenges posed by the present state of global cyber instability for governance at both the corporate and internatinoal levels.

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Must Read

FT: Think Again

Author: Shawn Donnan

In his piece for the Financial Times Magazine, Shawn Donnan discusses Google's latest venture into the world of philanthropy: Google Ideas. Described as a "think/do-tank", it either amounts to a bold attempt to stretch the boundaries of corporate social responsibility, perhaps even to rewire the entire role of business in today's world -- or, with its brief to find solutions to some of the world's most intractable problems, the ultimate expression of new tech bubble bravado.

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Primary Sources

OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Internet Economy

OECD hosted a meeting June 17-18, 2008, in Seoul to discuss "social, economic, and technological trends shaping the development of the Internet Economy" and reach consensus on principles that should guide internet policy making. A second meeting June 28-29, 2011, in Paris, continued these discussions about creating an open internet while "generating innovation and growth."

See more in Global; Economics; Internet Policy