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Advisory Committee on Independent Review

The Advisory Committee on Independent Review advised the ICANN Board on the creation of a structure for independent third party review of decisions of the ICANN Board of Directors. With the presentation of its Final Report in August 1999, the Committee completed its work.



Biographical Information on IRAC Members

LINDA WILSON, CHAIR (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Linda S. Wilson is president emerita of Radcliffe College, presently on sabbatical leave after serving as president for a decade. Previously, she was was vice president for research at the University of Michigan, and served in the senior administrations of the University of Illinois and Washington University, St. Louis.

She is a Trustee of the Committee on Economic Development, a member of the Board of Directors for Citizens Financial Group, Inc., Inacom, Inc., and Value Line, Inc. A charter member of the National Academy of Sciences' Government-University- Industry Research Roundtable, she served on its Task Force on the Academic Research Enterprise. She chaired the National Research Council's Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel for six years. She also served on the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government Task Force on Science, Technology and the States. Ms. Wilson served on the National Commission on Research and was chair of its subcommittee on accountability. She was a member of the Director's Advisory Council of the National Science Foundation for nine years. She served on the Council of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, on the IOM Committee on Government-Industry Research Collaboration in Biomedical Research and Education, and on the IOM Committee on the National Institutes of Health Research Priority-Setting Process. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Ms. Wilson received a Bachelor's degree from Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University, and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Newcomb College, Tulane University, and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Maryland.

MADS BRYDE ANDERSEN (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Dr. Mads Bryde Andersen is a professor of private law at the University of Copenhagen and author or editor of several books and articles on contract law, intellectual property law and IT law. For a number of years has been working actively with legislative issues regarding electronic commerce, in Denmark (where, among other things, he is chairing the Danish Government's IT Security Council) as well as in the EU, the ICC and the OECD. In the years 1997-1998 he was the chairman of the UNCITRAL Working Party on Electronic Commerce.

RYOZO HAYASHI (Tokyo, Japan)

Ryozo Hayashi is Director-General for Machinery and Information Industry Policy at the Machinery and Information Industry Bureau of Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

Mr. Hayashi received an L.L.B. from Kyoto University in 1970, and an L.L.M. from Harvard Law School in 1976. In 1991, Mr. Hayashi served as a Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Centre for Business and Government of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 1994, Mr. Hayashi was Visiting Lecturer in the Law Department of Kyoto University.

ETHAN KATSH (Amherst, Massachusetts, USA)

Ethan Katsh is Director of the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution and a Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is author of two books on law and technology, The Electronic Media and The Transformation of Law (Oxford University Press, 1989) and Law in a Digital World (Oxford University Press, 1995), as well as articles that have appeared in many law reviews and periodicals. He is a graduate of the Yale Law School and is co-founder of the Online Ombuds Office, a project funded by the Hewlett Foundation to explore dispute resolution in cyberspace.

HANS KRAAIJENBRINK (The Hague, Netherlands)

Hans Kraaijenbrink is a Member of the Executive Board of ETNO, the European Telecommunications Network Operators association, located in Brussels. He is also Manager, European Policy and Regulation with Royal KPN N.V., the Netherlands where he is responsible for European and international regulatory strategic affairs. He is a Member of the ICANN Board of Directors.

Previously, he worked for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, responsible for information technology and the services sectors, and for the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. He was also a member of the management team of the Telecommunications and Posts Directorate in the initial phase of the Dutch Telecommunications Regulator. Mr. Kraaijenbrink graduated from Delft University (1966).

JORGE PLANO (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Jorge Plano is adviser of the Camara Argentina de Bases de Datos y Servicios en Linea (CABASE). He is professor at the Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Buenos Aires and member of the board of the Fundacion Ictys. He is engaged in the study and diffusion of the social impact of the digital and network technologies and was an organizer of the IFWP-LA&C Buenos Aires where he acted as scribe in some sessions. He was National Director of Informatics Policies at the government of Argentina (1989-96). In the 80s he worked in consultancy on information systems and technological development in the computer industry. Previously he held managerial positions in data processing in international companies and the state administration. Mr. Plano is graduated in Information Systems.

PETER DENGATE THRUSH (Wellington, New Zealand)

Peter Dengate Thrush is a barrister, in practice in New Zealand, specialising in intellectual property, IT and competition causes. He has been counsel to Internet New Zealand, and its operating company Domainz, since their inception in 1995/6. He is a former member of the New Zealand volleyball team, and currently a director of Innovus Ltd, a consulting and software development team. He is an expert on intellectual property rights of indigenous peoples.

JORGE VEGA (Lima, Peru)

Jorge Vega is the General Manager partner at the law firm Estudio Osterling, Arias-Schreiber, Vega, Orbegoso & Asociados.

Born in Lima, Peru in 1944, Mr. Vega was educated at the Catholic University of Peru and admitted to Peruvian bar in 1969, Peru. Mr. Vega concentrates in Civil, Banking, Corporate, Litigation, Constitutional Law, International Contracts, Real Estate and general legal practice.

Professional experience: Member, Trainee Program Shearman & Sterling (New York), Banking Legal practice, Citicorp (Main Office) 1969-1970. Professor, Catholic University of Peru, 1971-, and University of Lima, 1982-. Counsel, Commission Appointed to Reform the Civil Code. Member, Commission Appointed to Reform the Civil Procedures Code. Former Director, Lima Bar Association.

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