Wai-Fung (Danny) Lam is Associate Dean (Innovation) of Social Sciences, Director of the Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) Programme, Director of the Policy for Sustainability Lab in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Director of the HKU-HKJC Excellence and Capacity-Building for Entrepreneurship and Leadership for the Third Sector (ExCEL3) Project. He finished his undergraduate study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University, Bloomington. Professor Lam is an expert in common-pool resource management, institutional policy analysis, public governance, and civil society. His research has focused on the design of efficient institutional arrangements for the governance and management of public resources, a core issue in public administration and sustainable development. Professor Lam has served on the editorial committees of Public Administration Review (PAR), International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS),Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis(JCPA), Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), and Asian Politics and Policy (APP), and is co-editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Administration. In 2010, Professor Lam was named Icon of Honor by the Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems Promotion Trust, Nepal, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the study of self-governance in water management.
Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor: He obtained undergraduate degrees from St. Olaf College and Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. He teaches courses and does research on comparative politics and public administration, specializing in China including Hong Kong. His research interests focus on public sector human resource management, civil service reform, party-state relations, and public sector reform. He is the author or editor of eight books, and his articles have appeared in the China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Pacific Affairs, andPublic Administration and Development. He served on the Editorial Committee of theChina Quarterly from 1991-2011 and servied on the HKSAR Government's Civil Service Training and Development Advisory Committee from 1997 to 2003.
(B.Soc.Sc. CUHK; M.Sc. London; D.Phil. Oxford), Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Professor: Joseph Chan was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (BSocSc), the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc), and the University of Oxford (DPhil). He teaches political theory and researches in the areas of Confucian political philosophy, contemporary liberalism and perfectionism, human rights, and civil society. His articles have appeared in various international journals, including China Quarterly, Ethics, History of Political Thought, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Journal of Democracy, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and Philosophy East and West. Joseph was a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University in 1999-2000, head of the department of Politics and Public Administration from 2002-2004 and 2011-2013, and founding director of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences from 2003-2009. He was deputy chairman and chairman of the University’s Common Core Curriculum Committee from 2007-2016, and has been an elected member of the University's Council since November 2015.
(BA., MPA, HKU), Adjunct Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Alan N Lai is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences. He obtained his BA and M Soc Sc (Public Administration) from The University of Hong Kong. He has a career of nearly 40 years in the civil service and the public service in Hong Kong. He was Director-General of Trade (1996-1999), Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (1999-2002), Permanent Secretary for the Treasury (2002-2007) and The Ombudsman (2009-2014). During his tenure as The Ombudsman, he was actively engaged in international ombudsman activities. He sat on the Board and served as Treasurer of the International Ombudsman Institute. He also served as Secretary of the Asian Ombudsman Association.
Professor Peter LAI Hing-Ling 黎慶寧
(BA. HKU), Honorary Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Honorary Professor: After graduation from the University of Hong Kong with a First Class Honours, Mr. Lai started working in the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer. In 1995, he was promoted to the Secretary, Government Secretariat rank – the highest rank of the Administrative Service. He remained in that capacity across the changeover to Chinese sovereignty and was appointed the first Secretary for Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on 1 July 1997, and left the civil service one year after. Retired from the Government, he stayed in Australia but served as a Fellow of the Asia Research Centre of Murdoch University. He returned to Hong Kong in 2005 and served as an advisor to the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre. Since then he has been active in the activities of the Centre, including spearheading two major public policy research projects, on governance and civic engagement in Hong Kong, and on the implications of the One Way Permit System on the future population of Hong Kong .
(B.Soc.Sc. CUHK; M.A., PhD Syracuse), Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Professor: She obtained her B.Soc.Sc. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and her Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Her current research interests are the politics of social policy development, civil society organizations, participatory governance, public management and gender, with particular focus on Hong Kong and its comparison with selected Asian states. Her articles have appeared in Governance, Policy and Politics, Journal of Social Policy, Voluntas, Public Administration Review, Asian Survey, and International Review of Administrative Sciences. She is a member of the editorial board of Voluntas, and an associate editor of the Asian-Pacific Journal of Public Administration. She is currently the principal investigator of a research project entitled “Capacity Assessment of Civil Society Sectors in Hong Kong”, which is funded by the Public Policy Research Funding of the Research Grants Council.
(J.D. Kansas; Ph.D. Syracuse), Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of School of Public Affairs and Administration, The University of Kansas
Honorary Professor: Rosemary O'Leary is the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas, following a 24 year career teaching at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington. O'Leary is the author or editor of eleven books and more than 100 articles and book chapters on public management. She has won eleven national research awards and nine teaching awards. She is the 2014 winner of the Dwight Waldo award, given by the American Society for Public Administration for "persons who have made outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended career." She is the only person to win three National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration awards for Best Dissertation (1989), Excellence in Teaching (1996) and Distinguished Research (2004). An elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration, O’Leary was a senior Fulbright scholar in Malaysia and in the Philippines. In 2014 she was an Ian Axford Public Policy Scholar in New Zealand. From 2003 to 2005 O’Leary was a member of the NASA’s Return to Flight Task Group assembled in response to the Columbia space shuttle accident. She also has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the International City/County Management Association, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences. Her current research is on collaboration as a management and leadership strategy.
Professor Beryl A. RADIN
(B.A. Antioch; M.A. Minnesota; Ph.D. Berkeley), Professor, Georgetown University
Honorary Professor: Beryl A. Radin is a member of the faculty at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. An elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration, she was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory from 2000 to 2005. She is the Editor of the Georgetown University Press book series, Public Management and Change. Her government service included two years as a Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget of the US Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies.
Professor Radin has written a number of books and articles on public policy and public management issues. Much of her work has focused on policy analysis, intergovernmental relationships and federal management change. Her most recent books are the second edition of her book on policy analysis, Beyond Machiavelli: Policy Analysis Reaches Midlife, and Federal Management Reform In a World of Contradictions, both published by Georgetown University Press She has published nine other books and a wide range of articles.
Professor Radin has been a past president of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management and has been active in the public administration section of the American Political Science Association and the Public Management Research Association. She received the John Gaus award from the American Political Science Association in 2012 and the H. George Frederickson Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Public Management Research Association in 2009. She was the recipient of the 2002 Donald Stone Award given by the American Society for Public Administration’s section on intergovernmental management to recognize a scholar’s distinguished record. She was a senior Fulbright lecturer in India and has continued research in that country; she has also been involved in teaching and research in Hong Kong, Israel, Azerbaijan and Australia.
Professor Larry SCHROEDER
(B.A. Iowa; M.A. Northern Illinois; Ph.D. Wisconsin), Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
Professor Ian THYNNE
(B.A., Ph.D. Wellington), Visiting Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor; Adjunct Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; Honorary Associate Fellow, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, University of Hong Kong.
BA, BA(Hons), PhD, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Taught and researched public governance, policy, administration and management in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Co-editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration and Public Administration and Development.
The DPA curriculum is taught by faculty members from The University of Hong Kong as well as by prominent international scholars and distinguished practitioners.
(B.Soc.Sc. CUHK; Ph.D. Indiana), Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: public policy analysis, institutional analysis, public management, common-pool resources management, self-governance.
John P. BURNS
Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: comparative politics and public administration, specializing in China including Hong Kong. His research interests focus on public sector human resource management, civil service reform, party-state relations, and public sector reform.
Joseph C.W CHAN (B.Soc.Sc. CUHK; M.Sc. London; D.Phil. Oxford), Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: confucian political philosophy, contemporary liberalism and perfectionism, ethics and public affairs, human rights, civil society.
Alan N. LAI (BA., MPA, HKU), Adjunct Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: public governance in Hong Kong.
Peter H.L. LAI (BA. HKU), Honorary Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: public governance in Hong Kong.
Eliza W.Y. LEE (B.Soc.Sc. CUHK; M.A., PhD Syracuse), Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: participative governance, civil society organisations, social policy development, public management, and gender issues.
Rosemary O’LEARY (J.D. Kansas; Ph.D. Syracuse), Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of School of Public Affairs and Administration, The University of Kansas
Expertise: public management, environmental policy, collaborative management, dispute resolution, and Law.
Beryl A. RADIN (B.A. Antioch; M.A. Minnesota; Ph.D. Berkeley), Professor, Georgetown University
Expertise: public policy analysis, public accountability, public leadership
Larry SCHROEDER (B.A. Iowa; M.A. Northern Illinois; Ph.D. Wisconsin), Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
Expertise: public finance, development studies, research methods
Ian THYNNE (B.A., Ph.D. Wellington), Visiting Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: public governance, public organization , administrative law, and organizational change.