event Sanctions, Standards, and Sovereignty: Examining Power in Communication Networks with Infrastructural Ideologies, Centre Internet et Société (CIS), Paris April 2024

Despite ever-increasing discourse about internet fragmentation and digital sovereignty, the world has never been more digitally connected. At the same time, information networks are continuously being reconfigured by states and corporations at different layers of the stack. Taking this into account, what methods and theoretical approaches can be levered to analyze power in communication networks today? In this talk we will analyze the implementation of EU sanctions against Russian media, and the development of 5G and internet standards to see how the developing framework of infrastructural ideologies can help us understand the shaping of global communication infrastructures while taking the political and the material into account.

Niels ten Oever – assistant professor at the European Studies department and co-principal investigator with the critical infrastructure lab at the University of Amsterdam

Valentin Goujon – Doctorant au médialab (Sciences Po)

Hugo Estecahandy – Doctorant chez Institut Français de Géopolitique

Date: Fri, Apr 26, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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