Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy


Milton Mueller is Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) in the School of Public Policy. He is an internationally prominent scholar specializing in the political economy of information and communication. The author of seven books and many journal articles, his work informs public policy, science and technology studies, law, economics, communications, and international studies. His books Will the Internet Fragment? Sovereignty, Globalization and Cyberspace (Polity, 2017), Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press, 2010) and Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) are acclaimed scholarly accounts of the global governance regime emerging around the Internet.

Dr. Mueller is the co-founder and director of the Internet Governance Project (IGP), which has played a prominent role in shaping global Internet policies and institutions such as ICANN and the Internet Governance Forum. He has participated in proceedings and policy development activities of ICANN, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and regulatory proceedings in the European Commission, Hong Kong and New Zealand. He has served as an expert witness in prominent legal cases related to domain names and telecommunication policy. He was elected to the Advisory Committee of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) from 2013-2016, and appointed in 2014 to the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group. Dr. Mueller was one of the founders of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), an international association of scholars focused on Internet governance. Mueller received the PhD from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School in 1989.