The Internet: Governance and Power

The Internet: Governance and Power

Professor Jack Goldsmith
Spring 2015 seminar
T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3016
2 classroom credits

This seminar will examine the individuals and institutions that control the Internet, and how the Internet affects the distribution and operation of power, broadly conceived. We will examine technologies of control (such as surveillance, censorship, propaganda, and use control) and of evading control, the individuals and institutions that seek to regulate the Internet (such as governments, the IETF, and hackers), the relationship between cybersecurity, national security, and Internet governance, the economics of Internet communications, and more.

Prerequisite: Seminar is by permission of instructor. Please send a statement of interest and resume to Please include your year and program information as well. The application deadline for HLS/FAS students is October 31. The application deadline for HKS students is November 7.

Note: This course is jointly-listed with HKS as DPI-664 and FAS as Computer Science 90na.

Subject Areas: Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Technology, and Arts & Entertainment