Kris Hartley is an assistant professor at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, Education University of Hong Kong. He researches development policy in Asia with a focus on innovation and technology. Hartley 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. Hartley has previously held academic appointments at Cornell University, University of Melbourne, Vietnam National University and Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore and an MA in City Planning from UC Berkeley.