Convenors & Scientific Committee

The convenors of the International Symposium 'Future Visions for A Democratic Internet: Actors, Norms, Institutions' are Edoardo Celeste and Clara Iglesias Keller. In 2018 they both joined the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) of Berlin as Research Fellow. At HIIG, Edoardo and Clara started discussing about multiple issues related to democracy in the Internet. They decided to convene a symposium to establish a network of people interested in working together to advance potential legal approaches towards a democratic digital environment.


Edoardo is PhD candidate at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin. His doctoral thesis investigates the concept of digital constitutionalism, and in particular the process of emergence of new constitutional principles for the digital society. 







Clara is PhD candidate at the Rio de Janeiro State University. Her doctoral research focuses on the regulation of online service providers, specifically regarding the combination of internet governance principles with regulatory strategies and rationales.








The International Symposium 'Future Visions for A Democratic Internet: Actors, Norms, Institutions' is assisted by a scientific committee. Members of the committee include:

- Dr Marguerite Barry (UCD)
- Dr TJ McIntyre (UCD)
- Prof Ingolf Pernice (HIIG)
- Prof Sofia Ranchordás (RUG)