Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson is an applied researcher, methodological nerd, and technological optimist. He is a visiting fellow at the Beeck Center and adjunct faculty at Georgetown University’s school of foreign service. Wilson also provides strategic support on research design and organizational development for nonprofit organizations, including the Norwegian parliamentary monitoring organization HolderDeOrd and the HIVOS international program on transparency and accountability. He is completing his doctorate in media studies at the University of Oslo, where his research focuses on the institutional conditions that facilitate open government and digital civic engagement by government institutions. Wilson cofounded and spent six years growing the Engine Room, a civil society organization supporting the use of technology in advocacy. Prior to that, Wilson worked for six years as a communications officer in the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, supporting civil society use of new technologies in governance assessments, and coordinated convenings and trainings for the International Freedom of Exchange Network.