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Luca Belli

Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Head of Internet Governance
Rio de Janeiro
Luca Belli, PhD is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), where he heads the Internet Governance project. Luca is also associated researcher at Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. For those who do not know them, FGV has been ranked as the most influential think tank of Latin America over the past 9 years and is currently the 7th most influential think tank globally, while Paris 2 is ranked as the 1st law school of France.

Before joining CTS/FGV, Luca worked as an agent for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council of Europe; and worked as a consultant for the Internet Society. Over the past decade, Luca has authored and edited more than 30 research outputs in English, French, Italian and Portuguese, amongst which “De la gouvernance à la régulation de l’Internet”, edited by Berger-Levrault, Paris; the “Net Neutrality Compendium”, edited by Springer; as well as “Community Networks: the Internet by the People, for the People” and “Platform Regulations: How Platforms are Regulated and How They Regulate Us,” edited by FGV and officially released at the IGF 2017.

Luca's works have been used i.a. by the Council of Europe to elaborate the Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on Network Neutrality; quoted by the Report on Freedom of Expression and the Internet of the OAS Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression; and published or quoted by a variety of media outlets, including Le Monde, The Hill, O Globo, El Pais, El Tiempo and La Stampa.

Dr Belli is co-founder and co-chair of three Dynamic Coalitions (DCs) of the UN Internet Governance Forum: the DCs on Community Connectivity, on Platform Responsibility and on Network Neutrality. He holds a JD from the University of Turin and a PhD in public law from Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2.

After almost a decade of resistance, he finally capitulated and joined Twitter @1lucabelli