Promoting International Geneva
Round table on The Future of Internet Governance in Geneva

Wednesday 16 septembre 2020 | 6.30-8pm CET | Maison de la Paix | Auditorium Ivan Pictet (pétale 1) | Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, 1202 Genève | by registration mandatory

With the launch of the booklet « Internet Governance in International Geneva », the Fondation pour Genève and the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration are organizing a roundtable discussion with a panel of experts. The objective is to discuss the issues and challenges of Internet governance and the role that Geneva could play in this area.

This will be a hybrid event as the seating in the Auditorium is limited to 100 people and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Should you want to attend the event remotely please click

Program :

Welcoming Remarks

  • Marie-Laure Salles, Director, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Introduction, Présentation de l’étude

  • Dr Michael Kende, Senior Fellow, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Author of the report

Video Statements

  • Doris Leuthard, Former President, Swiss Confederation, President, Swiss Digital Initiative Foundation
  • Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, United Nations Office, Geneva

Panel Discussion with

  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
  • Nicholas Niggli, Deputy Secretary General, Republic and State of Geneva
  • Jovan Kurbalija, Director, Geneva Internet Platform
  • Dr Michael Kende, Senior Fellow, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Jean-Yves Art, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft


Concluding Remarks

  • Ivan Pictet, President, Fondation pour Genève


  • Kasmira Jefford, Chief Editor, Geneva Solutions

In collaboration with: the Graduate Institute and Geneva Solutions (media partner)

Useful links
Online registration on the Graduate Institute website
Video: “Jean-Yves Art on Internet Governance”
Video: “Jovan Kurbalija on Internet Governance”
Video: “Ambassador Jürg Lauber on Internet Governance”
Video: “Doris Leuthard on Internet Governance”