Founding Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform.
Dr Jovan Kurbalija is the founding director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform. A former diplomat with a professional and academic background in international law, diplomacy, and information technology, Dr Kurbalija’s participation in policy processes includes, among others, membership of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance and the NETmundial High Level Multistakeholder Committee. His main research interest is the impact of the Internet on diplomacy and international relations. He is a visiting lecturer at the College of Europe in Bruges and at the University of St Gallen. Dr Kurbalija’s book An Introduction to Internet Governance, currently in its sixth edition and translated into eight languages, has been the main text book in Internet governance since initial publication.