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The Cyber Governance and Policy Center (CGPC) Speaker Series convenes several seminar-style discussions and public lectures each academic year, to facilitate the development of research in progress and to provide timely information to the campus community at the University of Oklahoma. Where possible, events will be recorded and shared on the CGPC website and via social media for those unable to attend in person. Some events, for example due to sensitive subject matter, may not be presented in this way.

University of Oklahoma faculty and graduate students interested in presenting their work are encouraged to schedule talks on a rolling basis, by email.

Thanks to the generous support of the University of Oklahoma's David L. Boren College of International Studies, the CGPC is able to host a small number of external speakers each academic year. Researchers and policymakers interested in being part of the series are likewise invited to inquire by email, with a suggested title and brief (150 word) abstract of the presentation.

Speaker Series Events

The first Cyber Governance and Policy Center Speaker Series Event will take place on the afternoon of November 13th in Farzaneh Hall, Room 145. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Derrick Cogburn (American University) and Dr. Kenneth Rogerson (Duke University) to present on salient cyber issues. For more information about our guests, please see below.

Dr. Kenneth Rogerson

"Do You Trust What You ‘Like'? Navigating Social Media and Politics"


Kenneth Rogerson is associate professor of the practice at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.  He is the director of the Policy Journalism and Media Studies Certificate program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and currently teaches and researches on technology policy, news media and international communications. 

For a complete listing of Ken's accomplishments, please visit his website here.

Dr. Derrick Cogburn

"Partners or Pawns?: Exploring Multistakeholder Participation in Global Governance of the Information Society"


Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn is Associate Professor in the International Communication and International Development Programs in the School of International Service and the Information Technology and Analytics Department in the Kogod School of Business at American University (AU) in Washington, DC. He is also the Founding Executive Director of the AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy and Co-Director of the AU Internet Governance Lab. He holds a PhD in political science from Howard University in Washington, DC, where he was a member of the founding class of W.K. Kellogg Doctoral Fellows at the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. He hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

For a complete listing of Derrick's accomplishments, please visit his website here.