American University

For Support Of The Internet Governance Lab

  • Amount
    $300,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/11/2016
  • Term
    27 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
A grant to American University will support the Internet Governance Lab, including its efforts to: (a) provide policy-engaged thought leadership to advance the marketplace of ideas with original research; (b) translate complex sociotechnical problems for policymakers and the public; (c) bring together diverse stakeholders; and (d) train the next generation of global thought leaders in internet governance approaches that promote security, infrastructure stability, freedom, growth, and innovation.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.american.edu 
Address
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016-8033
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