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Wolfgang Kleinwaechter

Wolfgang Kleinwaechter, Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Studies of the University of Aarhus in Denmark where he teaches since 1998 a full Master Course on “Internet Policy & Regulation”.

He is involved in Internet Governance issues since the early 1990s and has participated in more than 30 ICANN meetings since 1999. He was a member of ICANNs Membership Information Task Force (MITF) and the Steering Committee of At Large (2001/2002). From 2005 to 2007 he served as a voting member in ICANNs Nomination Committee (NomCom), in 2007/2008 as Vice-Chair of the NomCom and in 2009/2010 he became the NomCom Chair.

In the WSIS process he was a member of the WSIS Civil Society Bureau. He co-founded and co-chaired the WSIS Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) in 2002/2003. In 2004 he was appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). He is also a member of the “Panel of High Level Advisers” of the “Global Alliance for ICT and Development” (GAID), the follow up of the UN ICT Task Force.

His research work includes more than 100 international publications, including 7 books, on issues of Broadcasting Legislation, Global Information Society, Internet Governance and WSIS.

He served also a member of several advisory boards of scientific journals, including “Transnational Data and Communication Report”, “Computer Law and Security Report”, “Communications Law: The Journal of Computer, Media and Telecommunication Law” and “The International Communication Gazette”.

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