Brenden Kuerbis

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Country: USA
Email: bnkuerbi [at]
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Brenden Kuerbis is the Research and Operations Director for Internet Governance Project.[1]

He completed his doctorate at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, and an MBA/MS in Information Technology from the University of Denver. [2]

Before joining IGP, he worked in product development positions with a civic communications startup and Level(3) Communications.

Work With The IGP

Brenden Kuerbis is a regular contributor to and co-editor of the IGP blog; and does research on the political economy of global internet policy, particularly with regard to its security and governance. He is currently analyzing the development and deployment of DNS and routing technical standards pertaining to securing critical internet resources (e.g., DNSSEC, RPKI) using principal-agent delegation and standardization theory, and both historical and social network analysis methods. Some of his other projects are the governance of global identity systems (e.g., service provider identity (SPID)), and social network analysis of transnational policy advocates related to the area of Internet governance.[3]

Several of his works have been presented at TPRC, International Communications Association, International Telecommunications Society, the International Studies Association and appeared in Telecommunications Policy,ISOC, the International Journal of Communication, CircleID, and elsewhere.[4]

IT Forum Work

His job responsibility at IGP includes following and analyzing the work occurring in global forums such as ICANN, Regional Internet Registries, IETF, ITU-T, the IGF, as well as domestic venues like NTIA and the U.S. Congress. He also actively participates in the Noncommercial Users Constituency within ICANN's policy-making body the GNSO, serves as IGP's liaison to the OECD's Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council, and has organized several workshops for the IGF and other venues.[5]