Samer Hassan

Samer Hassan

Faculty Associate & Associate Professor, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard & Univ. Complutense Madrid

Samer Hassan is an activist and researcher, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (Harvard University) and Associate Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Focused on decentralized collaboration, he received a 1.5M€ ERC grant to build blockchain-based democratic and sustainable organizations for the collaborative economy.

Coming from a multidisciplinary background in Computer Science and Social Sciences, he has more than 45 publications in those fields. In the P2Pvalue project, he coordinated building decentralized free/open source web-tools for collaborative communities and social movements, such as SwellRT and Jetpad.

In the past, he co-founded the Comunes Nonprofit and the Move Commons webtool project. He’s an accredited grassroots facilitator and has experience in multiple communities and grassroots initiatives. His research interests include the Collaborative Economy, Commons-based peer production, decentralized architectures, blockchain-based decentralized autonomous organizations, online communities, grassroots social movements & cyberethics.

Working Session – Mapping the cooperative / solidarity economy

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Following on from the introductory session on the Main stage Louis Cousin from Cooperatives Europe will lead a working session on mapping the cooperative / solidarity ecosystem. This collaborative working session will feature input from Colm Massey from the Solidarity Economy Association; Laura James Co-founder at Digital Life Collective; Tom Ivey from domains.coop; and the audience – […]

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WORKSHOP: How can Blockchain enable Elinor Ostrom’s 8 commons principles?

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Samer Hassan, researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center and UCM in Madrid, who recently received a 1.5M€ grant to build blockchain-based democratic and sustainable organizations for the collaborative economy (p2pmodels.eu), will lead a working session exploring how blockchain technologies, can be utilized to create new ways to cooperate: building new commons-oriented, blockchain-driven initiatives which incorporate […]

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WORKSHOP – Part 2: How can Blockchain enable Elinor Ostrom’s 8 commons principles?

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Following on from the previous session, in the same room, before lunch… Samer Hassan, researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center and UCM in Madrid, who recently received a 1.5M€ grant to build blockchain-based democratic and sustainable organizations for the collaborative economy (p2pmodels.eu), will lead a working session exploring how blockchain technologies, can be utilized to […]

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