Archon Fung is the Academic Dean and Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research explores policies, practices, and institutional designs that deepen the quality of democratic governance. He focuses upon public participation, deliberation, and transparency. He co-directs the Transparency Policy Project and leads democratic governance programs of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School. His books include Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency (Cambridge University Press, with Mary Graham and David Weil) and Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy (Princeton University Press). He has authored five books, four edited collections, and over fifty articles appearing in professional journals. He received two S.B.s — in philosophy and physics — and his Ph.D. in political science from MIT.
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Outside Professional Activities For Archon Fung
Here is a list of those organizations and my relationship to each of them:
- AmericaSpeaks, National Advisory Board
- Campaign for Stronger Democracy, Organizing Committee Member
- Common Cause. Serves on the National Governing Board
- Deliberative Democracy Consortium, Executive Committee
- Everyday Democracy(Paul J. Aicher Foundation), Board of Directors
- GoodGuide, Board of Advisors
- Journal of Public Deliberation, Editorial Board
- International Budget Partnership, Consultant
- Open Society Institute, Consultant
- Politics & Society, Editorial Board
- Tilburg University, Center for Private-Public Enterprise, affiliated faculty
- World Bank, Consultant