Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation The Transparency Policy Project

Archon Fung 

Archon Fung is Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship and Academic Dean at Harvard Kennedy School. He co-directs the Transparency Policy Project. He guides a suite of activities at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation that explore possibilities for deepening the quality of democratic governance. He 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 Masters of Public Policy Program. He co-founded participedia.net, a digital open-source repository that documents participatory governance efforts around the world. His research aims to understand how public participation, deliberation, and transparency can make contemporary public governance more fair and effective. His books include Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency (Cambridge University Press, 2007 with Mary Graham and David Weil) and Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2006). He has authored or co-authored 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. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science and Bachelor degrees in Physics and Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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