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Karen Rose Appointed as ISOC'S Director of Education and Programs

Peter Godwin (
Tue, 26 Sep 2006 16:04:27 +0200

Reston, VA and Geneva, Switzerland - 26th September 2006 - The
Internet Society (ISOC) today announced the appointment of Karen Rose
as its Director of Education and Programs. This key appointment, which
is effective immediately, will further strengthen ISOC's role in
providing Internet education and training initiatives aimed at
promoting a sustainable, open, and accessible Internet for all.

In this newly-created position, Karen will drive ISOC's education and
training initiatives in support of the society's strategic objectives
in the area of capacity building and Internet education. These include
broad outreach and training activities aimed at helping local
communities develop sustainable Internet infrastructures and assisting
policy makers in understanding the technical underpinnings of
contemporary Internet issues.

Karen has extensive experience working with the Internet community,
including the IETF and the IAB, to promote the open development and
evolution of the Internet internationally. Karen began her career at
as a policy analyst at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission
working on global Internet and e-commerce issues. In 1998, she joined
the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the
U.S. Department of Commerce where her work focused on the coordination
of Internet naming and addressing functions, including the Internet
domain name system, ENUM, and IPv6. In 2002, she left government to
join an Internet start-up in Sydney, Australia where her work focused
on corporate strategy, product development, and technology training.
Most recently, she has been an independent telecommunications and
Internet consultant based in Cairo, Egypt and Sydney, Australia. She
has been an active participant in Internet discussions in various
international governmental and non-governmental organisations
including the ITU, OECD, CITEL, APEC, ICANN, and the PTC.

Karen will be undertaking her role with ISOC from the Asia-Pacific

Lynn St. Amour, ISOC's President and CEO, said, "We are very pleased
to have Karen joining us as her background in policy and her knowledge
of key Internet technical matters is very well suited to helping ISOC
expand our educational activities in both policy and technical spheres
on a global level."


The Internet Society is a not-for-profit
membership organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in
Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in
Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring
the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the
benefit of people throughout the world. ISOC is the organizational
home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other
Internet-related bodies who together play a critical role in ensuring
that the Internet develops in a stable and open manner. For over 14
years ISOC has run international network training programs for
developing countries and these have played a vital role in setting up
the Internet connections and networks in virtually every country
connecting to the Internet during this time.


Internet Society

1775 Wiehle Ave.,Suite 102
Reston, VA 20190-5108, USA

4 rue des Falaises
CH-1205 Geneva

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