wolfgang Kleinwächter


Wolfgang Kleinwächter NASIG 204 Faculty image

Wolfgang Kleinwäechter is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, Commissioner to the Global Commission on Stability in Cyberspace (GCSC), and former ICANN Board member. He has been involved in Internet Governance issues since the early 1990s. He was appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as a member of the UN WSIS Working Group on Internet Governance (2003-2005), served as Adviser to the chair of the Internet Governance Forum (2005-2010), Nitin Desai, and as Special Ambassador of the Net Mundial Initiative (NMI).

He chaired the Cross Border Internet Expert Group of the Council of Europe (COE), which drafted the “Declaration on Internet Governance Principles,” adopted by the COE Ministerial Meeting in 2011. He is the founder of the Summer School on Internet Governance (SSIG) and the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG). He published more than ten books, inter alia “Internet Fragmentation: An Overview” (World Economic Forum Davos, 2017 with Vint Cerf and William Drake) and “Towards a Global Framework for Cyberpeace and Digital Cooperation: An Agenda for the 2020” with a preface from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (Berlin 2019).

His blog is under Circle ID (http://www.circleid.com/members/5851/). He testified in hearings in the European Parliament and the German Bundestag. In 2012, he received the “Internet Award” from the German Internet Economy Association (eco), and in 2022, the “Tarek Kamel Award” for capacity building from ICANN.