Elizabeth Newbury

Elizabeth Newbury

Wilson Center’s Serious Games Initiative

Free Govt Assets to Enrich Educational Game Content

Elizabeth Newbury is the Director of the Serious Games Initiative for the Wilson Center, leading Wilson’s use of games in engaging the public around policy research. With the Serious Games Initiative, she leverages games as a tool for the public communication of science and policy research. Current projects include the Fiscal Ship, a game about the federal budget developed and maintained in collaboration with the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy with the Brookings Institute. Collaborating across the Wilson Institution, her current works in progress include games pertaining to ocean plastics to disinformation. Under her leadership, SGI is pursuing how public policy and science can come together in an interactive platform to increase public dialogue and engagement around timely and critical issues of today. She holds a B.A. in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, and a Master and PhD from the Department of Communication at Cornell University.