Welcome back to the Tech Policy Grind Podcast by the Internet Law and Policy Foundry. In this episode, ILPF Fellow Joe Catapano speaks with Jim Lewis, Senior VP and Director of the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the geopolitical state of tech policy. Where have we been, and more importantly where are we going? How will the deliberations at important international bodies in 2022 affect the Internet we rely on for the next decade?
It’s a fascinating time for global tech policy. At the United Nations and its tech-focused agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), there are numerous key meetings and discussions ongoing, with the upcoming battle for ITU Secretary General quickly approaching. The global bodies that will determine the future of the Internet and the policies governing it have participated in activities and discussions shaping this future, culminating in the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference this September.
Note: We recorded this episode on April 19, 2022, and does not reflect any following developments. Joe’s participation in this podcast is in his personal capacity; his questions and comments do not represent the views of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
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