Dr. Laura DeNardis is a scholar of Internet architecture and governance and a Professor in the School of Communication at American University. Her books include The Global War for Internet Governance (Yale University Press 2014); Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability (MIT Press 2011); Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance (MIT Press 2009); and Information Technology in Theory (Thompson 2007). She is an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and served as its Executive Director from 2008-2011. She is also currently a Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and holds an international appointment as the Director of Research for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. DeNardis holds an AB in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, an MEng from Cornell University, a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.