Seth Green

Founder and Board Member of Americans for Informed Democracy

     Seth Green is the Founder of Americans for Informed Democracy and served as the organization's chief executive from September of 2002 through July of 2007. Green is an expert on U.S. relations with the Muslim world, international development, and youth social change movements.

During his time with Americans for Informed Democracy, Green built a network that includes more than 23,000 members, created partnerships with leading think tanks, NGOs, businesses and foundations, and raised over one million dollars for the organization's programming. Prior to founding AID, Green worked at The American Prospect, The Brookings Institution, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and Lazard Freres.

Green has been a featured speaker on international affairs and youth activism at the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, World Bank, United Nations, Associated Press, and other leading institutions. He served as a table facilitator at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005 and 2006 and as a guest at the White House Summit on Malaria in 2006. For his leadership on global affairs, he received Search for Common Ground's award for International Understanding.

Green is a frequent contributor to the media, having served as a guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, the Montel Williams Show, CNN, and MSNBC, and written op-eds for the Christian Science Monitor and Miami Herald. Green is a core contributor to the Partnership for a Secure America's Across the Aisle blog. In addition, his work with AID has been featured by hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Marie Claire.

A Marshall scholar, Green graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and earned masters degrees in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and in Women's Studies from Oxford University. He recently completed a JD degree at Yale Law School, where he was named an Olin Fellow by the Center for Studies in Law, Economics, and Public Policy.

Green currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citizens for Global Solutions and Thinking Beyond Borders, the Network Advisory Team of Connect US, and the Advisory Board of America’s Impact. Most recently, he was nominated to serve on the Board of 20/20 Vision. He previously served on a Grant Review Panel for the Tides Foundation, on the selection committee for the Asia Society and Goldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prize, and on the National Youth Council of the March of Dimes.