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 a Research Associate at the Internet Governance Project at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, United States.

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.[1]

- 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!


  1. ICANNWiki - ICANN 54 Intake Form, Oct 2015