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Dr. Courtney J. Fung is Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. She was a 2016 – 2017 research fellow with the East Asia Institute in their Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia, and an honorary research fellow at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney during a semester-long research sabbatical. Dr. Fung was a post-doctoral research fellow with the now Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, based at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University. Prior positions include research fellowships with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, and with the Global Peace Operations Program at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University.  In addition to these fellowships, her research has twice been supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and the Konosuke Matushita Memorial Foundation.  

Dr. Fung's book explains the effects of status on China's varied response to intervention and foreign-imposed regime change at the United Nations, and is under contract with Oxford University Press.  Her work appears or is forthcoming in PS: Political Science & Politics, The China Quarterly, Third World Quarterly, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, and International Peacekeeping. Dr. Fung holds a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where she was awarded the Peter Ackerman Dissertation Prize for her doctoral thesis. She also holds an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University, and a B.Sc. (Hons) in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Fung is also a graduate of the Middlebury College Chinese Summer Language School, where she was a Kathryn Davis fellow. Additional training includes the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research, Syracuse University and the Graduate Institute for Teaching, Tufts University.  Dr. Fung is a 2016 recipient of the HKU Early Career Teaching Award.  She serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.