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[CIS] The Future of the Internet with Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf is the father of the Internet and is currently Google's Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist. This is a rare opportunity to listen to his lecture about the Internet, so please have much interest in applying to this free lecture.

Time : April 12th Tuesday, 2022 22:00 ~ 23:00 (KST) / 09:00 ~ 10:00 (EST)

Presenter: Vint Cerf

Academic host: Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

Corporate host: TELUS Communications

The future of the internet is the future of humanity. What was once a tool, is now an inescapable part of our lives and livelihoods. It is ever more ubiquitous and complex, consistently creating challenges for which there are no easy answers. From fake news and deepfakes to privacy and data protection, the internet has created wicked problems alongside its immense potential to continue transforming humanity. Where once the job of an internet evangelist may have been to persuade people of the value of getting online, now their job is to persuade us that the torrent of online challenges is not only surmountable, but that the answer is more connectivity, not less. In this presentation Vint Cerf, an American Internet pioneer recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", will review the policy issues that have arisen with the growth of the Internet and its new applications, looking ahead to the future impact and implications of the online world.

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Vincent Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Vint Cerf is responsible for key decisions in the development of the internet and is one of the most notable internet evangelists over the past decade as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. Through his work at the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), he played a key role in leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies and is co-inventor of TCP/IP. He has received honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. As vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google since 2005, Cerf is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services and is the active public face for Google in the Internet world.

Stephen Schmidt

Chair of the International Telecommunications Society and VP, Telecom Policy at Telus Communications

Stephen Schmidt is Vice-President, Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel at TELUS Communication, a major provider of wireline, wireless, Internet and television services, based in Vancouver, Canada. He leads a multi-disciplinary team responsible for (i) making policy and legal submissions to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Industry Canada, the Competition Bureau, the Federal Cabinet and other government bodies; (ii) conducting and directing appellate advocacy before the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada; and (iii) advising on compliance with public law frameworks for telecommunications, both in Canada and internationally. He is also Chair of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), an international forum where academic, private sector, and government communities can meet to identify pressing new communications policy problems and issues, share research results, and develop new approaches to address these issues.

Peter Loewen

Professor and Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Peter Loewen is the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. He teaches in the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He is the Director of PEARL, Associate Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute, a Senior Fellow at Massey College, and a Fellow with the Public Policy Forum. For 2020-2022, he is a Distinguished Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Tel Aviv University. Since joining the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2010, he has held visiting positions at the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne, the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. From 2016 to 2018, Professor Loewen was the Director of the School of Public Policy & Governance until it was amalgamated with the Munk School of Global Affairs to create the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

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