Hollie Russon-Gilman

Fellow, Open Technology Institute and Political Reform Program

Hollie Russon Gilman is an Open Technology Institute and Political Reform program fellow at New America. Her first book is Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation and America.

She served in the Obama White House as the Open Government and Innovation Advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and worked as a field organizer in New Hampshire. Gilman is a founding researcher and organizer for the Open Society Foundation's Transparency and Accountability Initiative and Harvard's Gettysburg Project to revitalize 21st century civic engagement. She has worked as an advisor, researcher, and consultant to numerous non-profits and foundations including the World Bank, Case Foundation, and Center for Global Development.

She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Department of Government at Harvard University and A.B. from the University of Chicago with highest honors in Political Science. She has published in numerous academic and popular audience publications including the Boston Globe, Foreign Affairs, Slate, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Washington Post and Vox. Gilman is a recipient of numerous awards, including: AAAS Big Data and Analytics Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, Environmental Working Group’s Excellence for Technology and Innovation, and the Center for the American Presidency and Congress Presidential Fellowship. She is a Lecturer at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and Innovation Advisor to the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement.

All Work

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Reflecting on The Responsive City

As discussed during a recent event, even as we explore the “responsive city” of 2014, we must be mindful of whether (and how) the new tools


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Case Study: Practical Principles to Encourage a Civic Youth Pipeline

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Civic Innovation: Boston Teens Engage in Public Decision Making

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Busting the Buzzword: Social Impact and Civic Innovation

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Citizen Science : A Pathway to Civic Action

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Civic Innovation: a New America-wide conversation

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3 Ways Government Can Unleash the Power of Feedback

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Civic Innovation Beyond Civic Technology

“Civic tech" has helped us fundamentally shift the way we understand our world and our place in it. But technology doesn’t do it alone.


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Think Local First: 3 Innovation Strategies for City Economies

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Think Local First