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Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 16:30:13 EDT 2014

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Subject: [ianatransition] ICANN Accountability & Governance Public Experts
Group Members Announced
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ICANN Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group Members Announced

As described in the 14 August 2014 posting of the Enhancing ICANN
Process and Next Steps
four respected individuals with backgrounds in academia, governmental
relations, global insight, and the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), will
form the Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group.

Selected by ICANN's President and CEO, Fadi Chehadé, members of the Public
Experts Group will be responsible for the *selection of up to seven
Advisors to sit on the Coordination Group* to assure that best practices
are brought from the larger global community. Once selected by the Public
Experts Group, these Advisors will contribute research and advice, as well
as bring perspectives on global best practices to enrich the discussion,
all while engaging with a broader network of accountability experts from
around the world.

The members of the Public Experts Group are:

   - *Brian Cute*

   CEO of The Public Interest Registry and Chair of ICANN's first and
   second Accountability and Transparency Review Teams
    (ATRT).1 <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-19-en#foot1>
   - *Jeanette Hofmann*

   Director, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, in
   Berlin, Germany. She also conducts research at the Social Science Research
   Center Berlin. She represented the academic community as one of four
   co-chairs of the NETmundial Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future
   of Internet Governance in São Paulo, Brazil, in April 2014.
   - *Ambassador Janis Karklins*

   Latvian Ambassador. Chair of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG);
   former Chairman of the Governmental Advisory Committee, GAC Liaison to
   the ICANN Board and co-selector of the ATRT1.
   - *Lawrence E. Strickling*

   NTIA Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Communication and
   Information of the U.S. Department of Commerce; and member of both ATRT1
   and ATRT2.


1 <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-19-en#note1> Mandated by
the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), the ATRT is a team of community
representatives responsible for reviewing ICANN's accountability,
transparency and pursuit of the interests of global Internet users on a
recurring basis.

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*Public Knowledge*
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