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Archon Fung

Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, Harvard Kennedy School


Archon Fung, Ph.D., is the Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He codirects the Transparency Policy Project. He also guides a suite of activities at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation that explore possibilities for deepening the quality of democratic governance. Fung is a faculty chair of the Harvard Kennedy School's joint degree program with the Harvard Law School, faculty chair of the Executive Education Program on "Creating Collaborative Solutions," and regularly teaches the professional ethics course of the Master of Public Policy Program. He cofounded, a digital open-source repository that documents participatory governance efforts around the world. Fung's research aims to understand how public participation, deliberation, and transparency can make contemporary public governance more fair and effective. He has authored or coauthored five books, four edited collections, and over fifty articles, book chapters, and reviews appearing in journals including American Political Science Review, Perspectives in Politics, Public Administration Review, Science, Political Theory, Journal of Political Philosophy, Politics and Society, Governance, and Journal of Policy and Management. Fung received his Ph.D. in Political Science and undergraduate degrees in Physics and Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.