Focus areas: nonprofits, social innovation, activism, technology, and participatory politics

Miguel Lago is the co-founder and president-director of Nossas. Nossas is a non profit, non partisan organization that works as a system of civic mobilization infrastructures and a laboratory for activism and civic engagement. Nossas was born out of Meu Rio, a city-focused activist group that uses technology to make it easier for citizens of Rio de Janeiro to pressure local government and keep it accountable. Meu Rio is today one of the largest civic engagement groups in the country, with over 300.000 registered members.

Miguel developed and teaches the course Social Innovation, Technology and Public Policy in the Global South at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is also a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, where he teaches a class on technology and democracy. His research interests include public policy, technology, participatory politics, and citizen-led city development.

Miguel holds a bachelor degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Public Administration, both from Sciences Po Paris.

Research & Publications

January 2017|Recuperar la Politica|Miguel Lago, Alessandra Orofino

Nuevas Fuentes de poder: Que Significa articular la potencia a partir de una infraestructura de movilización ciudadana?

January 2017|Cadernos FGV Direito Rio|Miguel Lago, André Mendes, João Marcelo Lima

Política pública municipal e federalismo permissivo: sobreposições de competências administrativas e legislativas e o arrefecimento do controle social