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Michael Silberman tackles challenges at the intersection of technology and social change. He founded and led two organizations, Mobilisation Lab and Echo & Co, dedicated to building campaigns for a more just society and livable planet. Michael has guided dozens of organizations, including UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty, and Oxfam, to revamp their communications, influencing, and grassroots organizing strategies for the digital era. At Greenpeace, Michael established a center of excellence that grew the organization's digital advocacy and systems change capabilities across 55 countries. His work has been globally recognized by The New Yorker, Newsweek, andWired. Most recently, Michael has been guiding businesses to achieve their social missions through brand activism strategies.
Michael serves on the boards of Oxfam America, the Climate Advocacy Lab, and the Story of Stuff Project. His graduate research at the Georgetown University Law Center focuses on the impacts of repressive technologies, such as digital surveillance and disinformation, on human rights and democracy. His prior work has been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Mother Jones, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and OpenDemocracy. He also developed and taught a graduate course on digital-era advocacy at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. He started his career leading the first successful digital grassroots organizing program in U.S. politics for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.