Jorrit de Jong is a lecturer in public policy and management at Harvard Kennedy School and academic director for the Innovations in Government Program. His teaching and research focuses on the challenges of making the public sector more responsive and more resilient through innovation.
A specialist in experiential learning, Jorrit has taught strategic management and public problem solving in degree and executive education programs at HKS and around the world. In AY13, he co-taught MLD-620: Innovating in the Public Sector. He has written extensively, including his books Agents of Change. Strategy and Tactics for Social Innovation (Brookings 2012, co-authored) and Dealing with Dysfunction. Innovative Problem Solving in the Public Sector (Brookings, forthcoming).
He was previously a senior fellow and is the co-founder of the Kafka Brigade, a nonprofit in the UK and the Netherlands investigating bureaucratic dysfunction. De Jong teaches in Executive Education programs on strategic leadership and collaborative governance at Harvard Kennedy School as well as overseas.
Jorrit holds a Ph.D. in public policy and management (VU Amsterdam), a master's degree in philosophy (Leiden) and a master in public administration (Leiden).