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The Internet: Dangerous and Broken or Secure and Empowering?

Chatham House, London


Carl Bildt, Chair, Global Commission on Internet Governance; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Sweden (2006-14); Prime Minister of Kingdom of Sweden (1991-94)
Michael Chertoff, United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2005-09)
Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton
Professor Sir David Omand GCB, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King's College
Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House


The Global Commission on Internet Governance recently launched its report One Internet. In the report it presents three possible visions for the future of the internet which range from a dangerous and broken cyberspace, to a cyberspace that helps to provide broad and unprecedented gains across society. 

During this panel discussion, a selection of the commissioners, along with the chair of the commission, Carl Bildt, will discuss the findings and recommendations of the report.

The Global Commission on Internet Governance was launched, with the support of Chatham House and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, in 2014.  Made up of 29 commissioners and supported by an extensive network of researchers it met nine times over a two year period, with the One Internet report presenting the major findings of the commission’s work.