While the Internet is open and global by nature, no single entity governs this global economic resource or manages its stability and security. Various nations, international bodies, and independent organizations have disparate views about the future governance and security of the Internet. On Wednesday, July 15th, Kathy Brown, one of the leading experts in this field, joined Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth to discuss policy options for improving Internet governance and security.
Ms. Brown is the president and chief executive officer of the Internet Society, a global network focused on ensuring the Internet continues to evolve as a platform for innovation, collaboration, economic development and social progress. A veteran of Internet policy development and initiatives that have aided in the Internet’s global expansion, Ms. Brown leads the Internet Society in its mission to keep the Internet open, thriving and benefitting all people throughout the world. Ms. Brown’s career spans the public and private sectors, including serving in the U.S. National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and leading policy and global corporate social responsibility initiatives for Verizon.