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Internet Governance Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG)

Nominations for closing civil society speaker at IGF

(At this stage, there was not yet a formal coordinated announcement. The below is a copy of information posted to the BestBits list by Jeremy Malcolm who was at the time the CSCG representative of BestBits.)

Aug 19, 2014
From: Jeremy Malcolm
To: BestBits

The IGF Secretariat is seeking a couple of names for a civil society closing speaker.

To make sure that all constituencies have input into this choice, the civil society coordination group is proposing to forward the names, and our task is to come up with some suggestions from within the Best Bits community to feed into that process.

I would like to get the ball rolling by suggesting the name of Dr Burcu Kilic, who works for Public Citizen mainly on trade and access to medicines issues. She is Turkish so she has a good perspective on the political situation there. I have worked with her for several years on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and have admired her diplomacy, her scholarship and her development orientation. I have checked with her, and she would be willing to serve if nominated.

Please follow up with other names, or with your support for names already expressed.