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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Hong Qu is the Program Director for Technology at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School. Hong was one of the first engineers on YouTube’s startup team and launched key features including the homepage, user channels, and video sharing. Qu was VP of product at Upworthy and chief technology officer at Fusion Media. He was a visiting Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2013, and is a graduate of Wesleyan University and UC Berkeley's School of Information.

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Outside Professional Activities For Hong Qu

Lenfest Institute for Journalism

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