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Patricia Vargas

The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Patricia is currently a PhD candidate at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies and a visiting fellow in the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her research and teaching interests focus on information policy and Internet governance with emphasis on issues such as national security, control over the Internet infrastructure, net neutrality, and the implementation of policies to monitor social networks. Her doctoral dissertation explores governments attempts to "shut down" the Internet in democratic and hybrid regimes. Patricia is also working to identify governmental practices to regulate global resources, by drawing a comparison between the cyberspace and current international regulation of oceanic waters. Patricia was a consultant for the United Nations' Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS). She earned a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences with focus in legal research from Syracuse University. Patricia specialized in international law and law of the sea, and practiced law in the public and private sector. Patricia's legal research analyses controversies related to sea boundary delimitation. Her legal thesis looked at a case recently solved by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) involving a boundary dispute between Peru and Chile, in South America.