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TNGO presents: Brian Cute

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Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry

Civil Society Organizations and the Internet: Critical Issues

Civil society has many reasons to be engaged with the infrastructure of the Internet, and how it is governed: freedom of access, affordability of access, how to bridge the digital divide, cultural identity and language issues, internet governance, net neutrality and the role of private sector actors – there is a lot at stake. At a more practical level, Internet access is considered a sine qua non for NGOs. Through Public Interest Registry – which owns the .org and .ngo domain names on the web and sells it through retailers to nonprofits and NGOs -- a multitude of new and innovative services now are offered to small Global South organizations who are not yet on the web. Local perspective, knowledge, trust and validation as well as culture are essential and often overlooked in this arena. How can these key elements be leveraged to enable NGOs to participate fully through the Internet?

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Sponsored by the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.