Michael Graglia

Director, Property Rights Initiative, International Security Program

Michael Graglia is the director of the Future of Property Rights initiative at New America. Graglia comes from a career in international development and strategy that has seen him in finance at the Gates Foundation, program evaluation at BCG, developing a global tertiary education network at the World Bank Group, managing a national refugee program for the International Catholic Migration Commission in Zimbabwe, and teaching math in Peace Corps Namibia where he founded a scholarship program to fund women's education.

Graglia has an MBA from Columbia University where he was a Bronfman Fellow, an MA in Southeast Asian studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS where his studies were supported by the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Graglia studied mathematics and computer science at Gonzaga University, S.J.

Graglia lives with his family in Palo Alto, Calif.

All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
A Mobile Application to Secure Land Tenure

Data collection apps make cheap, crowdsourced data collection more feasible than ever—but how does that translate to developing countries?


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Prerequisites for Incorporating Blockchain into a Registry

Growing interest in using the blockchain to secure a land registry merits a deeper discussion of the concept.


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Event Recap: Driving Change, Securing Tenure

The Future of Property Rights hosted collaborative event focused on innovations in property rights.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Price of Precision: How Autonomous Vehicles Will Drive Down the Cost of Dual-Frequency Satellite Receivers

Investment in autonomous vehicles will reduce the cost of dual-frequency GNSS receivers by a factor of ten within the next five years.


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Will Blockchain Work in Ukraine?

Could blockchain help reduce corruption in Ukraine? We look at a few other examples.


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Can the Blockchain Reduce Property Fraud?

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Case Study: Property Rights and Stability in Afghanistan

ISP Fellow John Dempsey describes how a brief assignment to resettle refugees turned into years of property rights work in Afghanistan.


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5 Myths About Blockchains

This is 1. going to happen soon, 2. just a new hammer looking for a nail, 3. unsafe, 4. THE, 5. out of control.


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Peering into the Future: How Dual-Frequency Satellite Receivers Will Democratize Land Surveying

Delineating one person’s property from another’s is a serious technical challenge and a prerequisite for granting secure legal titles.


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Why Property Rights Matter

Property rights - the clear articulation of who has what rights to which property - are indispensable for prosperous societies.


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Blockchain firms engaging with Property Registries

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Tbilisi agreement heralds significant expansion of blockchain to manage property registries