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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
April 20, 2009
(202) 289-8928
ICANN President Paul Twomey Joins Friday's Panel
April 24th Event to Discuss Internet Governance and Registry Issues

WASHINGTON D.C. - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) President and CEO Paul Twomey will participate in this Friday's panel discussion, "ICANN & Internet Governance: How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Heading?" hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

Twomey became President and CEO of ICANN in 2003. Prior to his appointment as President of ICANN, Twomey founded Argo P@cific, an advisory and investment firm, and served as founding CEO of the National Office for the Information Economy, Australia's lead agency for issues involving the Internet.  Twomey has also served as Australia's representative to the World Trade Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Twomey will be joined on the panel by David Johnson, Visiting Professor at New York Law School's Institute for Information Law and Policy; Milton Mueller, Professor and Co-Director of the School of Informational Studies Convergence Center at Syracuse University; and  Michael Roberts, a policy consultant and the first President and CEO of ICANN.  The discussion will be moderated by PFF Adjunct Fellow Michael Palage, currently President and CEO of Pharos Global.  Palage served on the ICANN Board from 2003 to 2006.

"ICANN & Internet Governance:  How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Heading?," will be held Friday, April 24th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in Room 2322 at the Rayburn House Office Building (note room change).  Lunch will be served.  Those interested in attending can register here. Media queries should be directed to Amy Smorodin at Others should contact Allison Bringardner at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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