Senior Advisor Robert Guerra acted as a moderator at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) USA, an event which defined and assessed the challenges of an open Internet at Georgetown Law Center, in Washington, D.C.

Panelists were Ellen Blackler, vice president for global public policy, The Walt Disney Company, Thomas Gideon, technical director of the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, Andrew McDiarmid, policy analyst at the Center for Democracy and Technology, Julian Sanchez, research fellow at the Cato Institute, Paul Diaz, director of policy for the Public Interest Registry, and John Morris, director of Internet policy, office of policy analysis and development of the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

The session worked to identify the key characteristics of an open Internet; the global and national challenges that threaten this; the initiatives pursued to advance the open Internet; multistakeholder engagement to develop and promote an open Internet.

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