Dr. Farzaneh Badiei



Executive Director, Internet Governance Project / Research Associate at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy


Dr. Farzaneh Badiei is a research associate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy, and the Executive Director of Internet Governance Project (IGP).

For the past 6 years, Farzaneh has been a part of Internet governance research and professional community  where she has carried out research projects at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the Syracuse School of Information Studies. She received her PhD from the University of Hamburg, Institute of Law and Economics.  Her dissertation focused on online private justice systems institutional design and online market intermediaries. Farzaneh also worked at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum Secretariat.In 2017 she was the chair of Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at ICANN which focuses on noncommercial rights in domain names and is currently the chair of Noncommercial Stakeholder Group, the overarching stakeholder group of noncommercial, not for profit constituencies at ICANN.

Farzaneh's current research interests revolve around online private justice systems, Internet governance and accountability of Internet governance institutions, Internet and jurisdiction, online intermediaries and dispute resolution as well as cybersecurity and digital trade.