Social Media and Political Participation
date: May 10, 2013
location: Villa Sassetti
Sam Greene
King’s College London

Dr. Sam Greene holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has previously worked for six years at the Carnegie Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, including as deputy director. He was formerly a visiting professor of political science at the New Economic School in Moscow and the Director of the Centre for the Study of New Media and Society. Dr. Greene has written extensively in policy and academic formats and is a frequent commentator in Russian and international media. His areas of research interest currently focus on understanding Russia’s shifting state-society relations and the causes and implications of the recent re-emergence of contested politics in Russia, including the social, political and economic effects of new media. He is currently the director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London.