Prof. Ann M. Florini

Professor of Public Policy, School of Social Sciences
Singapore Management University

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Political Science
Economic Security
Trade / Foreign Policy
Higher Education
Organizational Development / Management


Ann Florini is Visiting Professor, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University. She is also Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. She is internationally recognized as an authority on new approaches to global governance, focusing on the roles of information flows, civil society, and the private sector in addressing global issues. Her books include China Experiments: From Local Innovation to National Reform (with Hairong Lai and Yeling Tan, forthcoming Brookings Press); The Right to Know: Transparency for an Open World (Columbia University Press, May 2007); The Coming Democracy: New Rules for Running a New World (Island Press, 2003/Brookings Press 2005); and The Third Force: The Rise of Transnational Civil Society (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/Japan Center for International Exchange, 2000). She has published numerous scholarly and policy articles in such journals as Energy Policy, Global Governance, Global Policy, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, and Foreign Policy. Dr Florini received her Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University.