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Jorrit de Jongis Academic Director of the Innovations in Government Program at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government, where he teaches strategic management and innovation in the public sector. He is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at HKS. Jorrit is co-founder of the Kafka Brigade, an action research organization specialized in public problem solving, based in the UK and the Netherlands. He is also co-founder of Global Faculty, a non-profit network connecting leading academics with ambitious practitioners in developing countries through Leadership Labs.
Dr. de Jong holds Master degrees in Public Administration and Philosophy and a PhD in Public Policy and Management. As a researcher, consultant and trainer to public and non-profit organizations in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa, he developed innovative methods to facilitate citizen centered governance and organizational learning. His publications include: The State of Access: Success and Failure of Democracies to Create Equal Opportunities (Brookings Institution Press, 2008, with G. Rizvi), Becoming an Agent of Change: Strategies and Tactics of Social Innovation (Brookings Institution Press, 2012, with S. Cels and F. Nauta), and Dealing with Dysfunction: Innovative Problem Solving in the Public Sector (Brookings Institution Press, forthcoming).