Farzaneh Badii

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Organization: Internet Governance Project
Country: U.S.
Email: farzaneh.badii [at] gmail.com
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Farzaneh Badii is the Chair of the Noncommercial Stakeholder Group at ICANN. She was also the chair of Non-Commercial Users Constituency in 2017. She is the Executive Director of the Internet Governance Project at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, United States[1].

She was previously an associate researcher at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, a project manager at iRights, IGF Academy, a visiting scholar at Syracuse University, a consultant to the Internet Governance Forum Secretariat, and also briefly worked with the Internet and Jurisdiction Project in Paris.

She holds a PhD from Hamburg University, Germany.[2]

- An interesting story: Many have asked me why I spell my name differently in different places: Badii v. Badiei. When I was 15 I had set up most of my online nicknames and IDs and email addresses as Badii, how I like my family name to be spelled. But since Farsi script is different from latin I did not have an official family name written in latin until I got my passport and despite having clearly written how I wanted Badii to be spelled, the officials disagreed with me! So now I have my family name written differently in my passport and most of my online nicknames are spelled the way I want it, except the ones that have to be official. That's nation states for you! Some officer ... changed my name ... forever! But the Internet allowed me to spell it the way I wanted!


  1. https://www.internetgovernance.org/people/
  2. ICANNWiki - ICANN 54 Intake Form, Oct 2015