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Archon Fung
Academic Dean
Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government
Office:
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 320
617-495-9846
617-496-1074

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.

Courses

Transparent Engagement

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Outside Professional Activities For Archon Fung

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Contact

Phone: 617-495-9846
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 320

Faculty Expertise

Cities & Communities
Democracy & Governance
Public Leadership & Management
Social Innovation & Philanthropy