Team

  • Luca Belli
    is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he heads the Internet Governance project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University.

    Before joining CTS, 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 and earned a Ph.D. in public law from Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2.

    Luca has authored and edited a variety of 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, and “Community Connectivity: Building the Internet from Scratch”, an official outcome of the 11th United Nations Internet Governance Forum.

    His 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 and La Stampa.

    Luca is the co-chair of the IGF Dynamic Coalitions (DCs) on Community Connectivity, on Platform Responsibility and on Network Neutrality. Lastly, he is co-editor of Medialaws.eu and of the Law, State and Telecommunications Review as well as former Board member of the Alliance for Affordable Internet.

  • Cristiana Gonzalez
    is a Ph.D. student in International Relations and researcher at the Center for Technology and Society at Getúlio Vargas Foundation Law School (CTS/FGV), Rio de Janeiro. She was technical adviser at the Brazilian Institute of Consumer Rights (IDEC) and project coordinator of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). She worked for six years at GPOPAI - Research Group on Public Policies for Access to Information - University of São Paulo, in topics such as access to information and copyrights.

     

  • Félix Blanc

    holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and is currently Fellow at the Center for Technology & Society (FGV Direito Rio). His doctoral research foccused on war powers and parliamentary oversight in constitutional democraciesHe taught classes in political theory, communication and international relations for various institutions such as the Sorbonne University and Science Po Paris. He was also visiting graduate student at Johns Hopkins University and University College London. He collaborated for five years with the Institut for Strategic Studies of the French Ministry of Defense (IRSEM, Paris) in topics such as drones, military ethics and civilian/military relations. Since 2013, he has been engaged in the discussions on digital rights, cyber security and Internet governance and has represented the French NGO Internet Sans Frontières in a wide range of Internet-related conferences in Africa and Europe. His current research project deals with connectivity and the governance of submarine cables.

  • Eduardo Magrani

    has been working with public policy, Internet regulation and Intellectual Property since 2008. He is Professor of "Law and Technology" and "Intellectual Property" at FGV Law School. Researcher and Project Leader at FGV in the Center for Technology & Society since 2010. Author of the books “Digital Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean” (2017), "Internet of Things" (2017) and "Connected Democracy" (2014) in which he discusses the ways and challenges to improve the democratic system through technology. He is Senior Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Associated Researcher at the Law Schools Global League and Member of the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Law and Ph.D. Candidate in Constitutional Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro with a thesis on Internet of Things' Regulation through the lenses of Privacy Protection and Ethics. Bachelor of Laws at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, with academic exchange at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3 (France). Lawyer since 2010, acting actively on Digital Rights, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property fields. Magrani has been strongly engaged in the discussions about Internet regulation that led to the enactment of Brazil's first comprehensive Internet legislation: the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet (“Marco Civil da Internet”). Eduardo has coordinated at FGV the Access to Knowledge Brazil Project, as project Manager, participating and interested in the copyright reform and Internet regulation policies in Brazil. He is coordinator of Creative Commons Brazil and the Digital Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean Project, alongside with prestigious Latin American organizations.

  • Renan Oliveira

    is a research assistant at the Center for Technology and Society at Getúlio Vargas Foundation Law School (CTS/FGV. Graduating in Law from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), he is a member in the research group Fundamental Freedoms and Constitutional Courts (UERJ), where he studies subjects such as privacy. He is also a research assistant at the Human Rights Clinic of UERJ. He has interest in internet of things, internet governance, democracy, privacy and fundamental rights.