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Research Assistant - Governing the Internet

Undergraduate research assistant needed for a project on contention over  global-level governance of the Internet.  The research assistant will find and summarize basic information about inter-governmental discussions of how the Internet should be regulated occurring in UN and other multilateral forums.  Work will begin with identifying UN discussions through summaries of UN bodies' activity in the annual Yearbook of the United Nations. If there is time left over, work will extend to looking for discussion in the European Union and in regional intergovernmental organizations elsewhere. Research skills to be acquired: ability to use official yearbooks to  locate ore extended records of discussions on particular issues; familiarity with the UN’s fairly complex organizational structure and document identification system.

 

Supervisor: 

Professor MJ Peterson

Contact Email: 

Research Position Title: 

Research Assistant - Governing the Internet

Prerequisites: 

This is a 1-2 credit position involving basic library (in-person and online) research tasks suitable for students in the early phases of their studies.

Semester: 

Fall 2020

Application instructions: 

Interested students should contact Professor MJ Peterson via mjp@polsci.umass.edu