Information policy expert presents at the 2nd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: Jan 12, 2016

Richard Taylor discusses U.S. policies and strategies at World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China.
Richard Taylor discusses U.S. policies and strategies at World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China.

Richard Taylor, an internationally renowned telecommunications and information policy expert at the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences, was recently invited to present at the 2nd World Internet Conference (WIC). Held from December 16-18, 2015, in the town of Wuzhen in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, the conference focused on global internet governance system reform.

Themed “An Interconnected World Shared and Governed by All,” the three-day event attracted more than 2,000 government officials, industry leaders and experts from 120 countries. Taylor, one of only two American scholar presenters, spoke on U.S. policies and strategies to encourage small- and medium-sized businesses to adopt broadband information technologies.

The summit in Wuzhen was the second WIC sponsored by the Cyberspace Administration of China and the Zhejiang Provincial People’s government. The first WIC was held in 2014 and hosted individuals from more than 100 countries. The WIC is China’s first internet conference of this type and scale.

Taylor is the Distinguished Professor in Residence in the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at the College of Social Sciences at UH Mānoa, where he works with faculty and students in SSRI and the School of Communications in securing funding and donor support, and developing initiatives in the field of Information and Communication Technology.

The College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is engaged in a broad range of research endeavors that address fundamental questions about human behavior and the workings of local, national and international political, social, economic and cultural institutions. Its vibrant student-centered academic climate supports outstanding scholarship through internships, and active and service learning approaches to teaching that prepare students for the life-long pursuit of knowledge.

(Full caption) Richard Taylor discusses U.S. policies and strategies to encourage small- and medium-sized businesses to adopt broadband information technologies at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China.

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