Hosting Visionaries
Lectures by Guests of the Institute

CONVENERS: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Malte Kramme, Ass. Prof. MMaga. Dr. Clara Rauchegger, LL.M. (Cambridge) 

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In this series:

#1: Thinking Critically About the Internet

Vinton G. Cerf, widely considered one of “the fathers of the Internet”, is VP and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. He helped found ICANN and was Chairman of its Board from 2000 to 2007. The recipient of many honorary degrees he has been awarded, inter alia, the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“The profusion of information found in the Net puts a burden on users to think critically about the quality, accuracy, and veracity they find. This takes work and, in some sense, is the price we pay for the information freedom found in the online world. Those freedoms are at risk, however, precisely because the borderless Internet is more embedded in the political landscape than its enthusiastic promoters sometimes wish. Dispelling myths has the benefit of placing a reality lens on this remarkable environment and the resulting clarity can help us to steer a course towards an Internet whose benefits can consistently outpace its deficits.”

Source: Vint Cerf, Foreword, in Kettemann/Dreyer (eds), Busted! 50 Internet Myths (2019)

: Vint Cerf “Father of the Internet” and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Termin: 05.11.2021, 15:00-16:00 Uhr, online


#2: Digital Policy Challenges for Democratic Governments 

Marietje Schaake is the international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. She was named President of the Cyber Peace Institute.

Between 2009 and 2019, Marietje served as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch liberal democratic party where she focused on trade, foreign affairs, and technology policies. Marietje is affiliated with a number of non-profits including the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Observer Research Foundation in India and writes a monthly column for the Financial Times and a bi-monthly column for the Dutch NRC newspaper.

Vortragende: Marietje Schaake, Stanford University

Termin: 30.11.2021, 13:30-14:30 Uhr, online




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