Kris Hartley

Kris Hartley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).

He researches development policy in Asia with a focus on innovation and technology. Kris is also a Nonresident Fellow for Global Cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an Affiliated Scholar at the Center for Government Competitiveness at Seoul National University.

In 2020 he will serve as a Fulbright Scholar in Thailand. Kris has previously held academic appointments at Cornell University, University of Melbourne, Vietnam National University, and Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, and during his doctoral studies was a visiting researcher at the University of Hong Kong and the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

With over a decade of public and private sector experience, Kris has worked with the United Nations as well as governments and research institutes across Asia and North America. He has consulted on a variety of topics including compact growth strategies, sustainable development, transportation planning, earthquake recovery, and infrastructure management. Kris’s research and consulting projects are connected by the overarching theme of new public policy models for the 21st century. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore and a Master of City Planning from UC Berkeley.