Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Archon Fung directs the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and is the Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He examines policies and practices that aim to deepen the quality of democratic governance. He focuses upon public participation, deliberation, and transparency. 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 one hundred articles appearing in professional journals. He served as academic dean of the Kennedy School from 2014-2018 and was its acting dean in 2015. He holds a doctorate of philosophy in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.