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RE: [council] Topics for meeting with Board?

My view is that it absolutely is a Council issue.   Part of our role in 
managing policy development is to recommend (through our votes) GNSO policies 
to the Board.   The current conflicts of interest policy and the lack of an 
anti-revolving door policy call into question whether the consideration of the 
GNSO policy  recommendations may be/have been/are being/could be adversely 
affected by the current policy and lack of one, respectively.

I do not care whether the Board members expressed their displeasure or do 
again.  Candidly, I would think that they'd all welcome the discussion - if 
only to dispel the impression that they don't care about this issue and/or 
don't consider it important, which is what the transcript of our last meeting 
with them could be read to mean.


From: Neuman, Jeff [mailto:Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:04 AM
To: Rosette, Kristina; Stéphane Van Gelder
Cc: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [council] Topics for meeting with Board?


I would like to get everyone's thoughts on that one.  In Singapore that issue 
did not go over so well and we had a number of board members express their 
displeasure at having that discussion.  My question to you is whether that 
topic is a Council issue or whether that issue is the type of issue that should 
be taken up directly with the board by you, your stakeholder group, etc.     
The Council is responsible for managing policy work and personally I am not 
sure this falls within that purview.

That said, I just gave you my personal view (not that of my stakeholder group 
or as vice chair).  So if others disagree with me and want to add it to the 
list of topics to discuss with the Board,  I would be happy to do so.


Jeffrey J. Neuman
Neustar, Inc. / Vice President, Law & Policy

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From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Rosette, Kristina
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:42 AM
To: Stéphane Van Gelder
Cc: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [council] Topics for meeting with Board?

I'd like to discuss conflicts of interest/anti-revolving door policies.

From: Stéphane Van Gelder [mailto:stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:56 AM
To: Rosette, Kristina
Cc: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [council] Topics for meeting with Board?

Thanks for raising the question Kristina. There has been some discussion on 
this and I seem to remember that Jeff mentioned it during our last GNSO meeting 
as he covered the agenda for Dakar.

As "meeting organizer" for Dakar, Jeff is collating our topics for 

And the Board has been asking us for topics. So let me bounce off your email to 
encourage everyone to submit topics to Jeff or on list if you have not already 
done so.



Le 18 oct. 2011 à 19:03, Rosette, Kristina a écrit :


Just realized that I don't think I've seen any email traffic on topics for our 
meeting with the Board.  Did I miss it (which is entirely possible)?  I'm 
perfectly content to wait until this weekend to discuss if we don't have to 
provide topics to Board support staff in advance.

Safe travels everyone!


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