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Micah L. Sifry

Micah Sifry

Micah L. Sifry is Co-Founder and President of Civic Hall, curator of the annual Personal Democracy Forum, and editor of Civicist, Civic Hall’s news site. From 2006-16 he was a senior adviser to the Sunlight Foundation, which he helped found, and he currently serves on the boards of Consumer Reports and the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science. He is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Civic Tech in the Global South (co-edited with Tiago Peixoto) (World Bank, 2017); A Lever and a Place to Stand: How Civic Tech Can Move the World (PDM Books, 2015), with Jessica McKenzie; The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet) (OR Books, 2014); and Wikileaks and the Age of the Transparency (OR Books, 2011). In 2012 he taught “The Politics of the Internet” as a visiting lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

From 1997-2006, he worked closely with Public Campaign, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on comprehensive campaign finance reform, as its senior analyst. Prior to that, Micah was an editor and writer with The Nation magazine for thirteen years. He is the author of Spoiling for a Fight: Third-Party Politics in America (Routledge, 2002), co-author with Nancy Watzman of Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), co-editor of Rebooting America, and co-editor of The Iraq War Reader (Touchstone, 2003) and The Gulf War Reader (Times Books, 1991).

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  • RT @schock: I'm excited to share a new report on the possibilities of emerging technology in the public interest, Pathways Thro… https://t.co/bh0OsOfC56

  • RT @digivoidmedia: What will the next four years look like in the United States? We're proud to partner with @CivicHall to present a… https://t.co/JQ937PEPq4

  • RT @digivoidmedia: What is Trumpism without Trump? What becomes of Qanon and their outsized role in government? We're proud to partne… https://t.co/6I5BGfvDpA

  • RT @digivoidmedia: How are politicians utilizing Instagram to build and engage with audiences like influencers? When did it start, and… https://t.co/ObDXd45EKp

  • RT @AJLUnited: ✨Free Event Tomorrow @ 12PM ET!✨ Join the @CivicHall research team as they present findings on key ways to ensure e… https://t.co/qhs9AMfw1c

  • Interested in learning how emerging technology can best serve the public interest? Join our research team tomorrow… https://t.co/bgODAS2Fzw

  • Join us and NYSCI on 9/24 @ 5PM for a digital conversation about technology and social change!… https://t.co/0Uv6qwfxab

  • RT @ICANN: On 14 September, join #ICANN and @CivicHall for a discussion on cybersecurity, cybercrime, and Internet governance… https://t.co/wXzoxgCPyI

  • From racial justice to education to climate change, the 9 entrepreneurs in @FfwdOrg’s Accelerator are building tran… https://t.co/0B2yT1LXiw

  • RT @LukeRobertMason: This time last year I took a drive with @JoshChapdelaine from upstate NY to the City as he excitedly explained how… https://t.co/wE9GG7hM9j



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