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Welcome!  ICANN60 will be our Annual General Meeting for 2017. This seven-day meeting will be focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. For general information about ICANN60, please visit http://icann60.abudhabi
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William Drake

University of Zurich
International Fellow & Lecturer
Geneva
William J. Drake is an International Fellow and Lecturer in the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich. Previous work experience has included: Senior Associate at the Centre for International Governance at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies; President of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; Senior Associate and Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; founding Associate Director of the Communication, Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University; Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego; and adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies and the Georgetown School of Business. Drake’s previous activities in the academic and practitioner environments have included: core faculty member of the European and South schools on Internet governance; Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University; co-editor of the MIT Press book series, The Information Revolution and Global Politics; three terms as Chair of the NonCommercial Users Constituency, seven terms on the Board of Directors of the European At Large Organization, two terms on the Nominating Committee, and two terms on the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization, all in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum; expert advisor to the high-level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms; member of the UN’s Working Group on Internet Governance; member of the inaugural Coordination Committee of the NETmundial Initiative; member of the Coordination Committee of the 1Net initiative; member of the Group of High-Level Advisors of UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development; and Vice Chair and founding Steering Committee member of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network. Recent books include, Drake (ed.), The Working Group on Internet Governance: 10th Anniversary Reflections (Johannesburg: The Association for Progressive Communications, 2016); and Drake and Monroe Price (eds.), Internet Governance: The NETmundial Roadmap (Los Angeles: USC Annenberg Press, 2014). Drake received his PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. www.williamdrake.org