Dr. Brian C.H. Fong is a comparative political scientist based in Hong Kong.Dr. Fong is currently Associate Director and Associate Professor of The Academy of Hong Kong Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the University (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education), he was previously Lecturer in the Division of Social Sciences of the City University of Hong Kong. Before joining the academia, Dr. Fong was an Executive Officer of the HKSAR Government from 2001 to 2007.Dr. Fong’s research interests include China’s influence, democratization, territorial autonomies, governance and budgetary politics. Dr. Fong has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals such as Democratization, Nations and Nationalism, International Review of Administrative Sciences, China Quarterly, Modern China and Asian Survey, he was awarded the 2014 Gordon White Prize by China Quarterly for his article entitled “The Partnership between the Chinese Government and Hong Kong's Capitalist Class: Implications for HKSAR Governance, 1997–2012”. Over the years, Dr. Fong successfully got numerous competitive project grants totaling HKD5 million, including the award of 2019 “Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship” given by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong for his project entitled “Comparative Territorial Autonomies: Exploring A New Comparative Politics Dataset”.Dr. Fong is a public intellectual. He is an active commentator for various international media and a regular columnist in The Diplomat. He is also very active in community services, founding and leading several civil society organizations.
方志恒博士是植根於香港的比較政治學者。方博士現職香港教育大學（教大）香港研究學院副總監及副教授。加入教大（前身香港教育學院）前，方博士曾任香港城市大學專上學院社會科學部講師。而方博士在投身學術界之前，曾於2001年至2007年間在香港政府任行政主任。方博士研究範疇包括中國影響、民主化、地域自治、管治和預算政治。他曾於多份國際學術期刊發表論文，例如《民主化》、《民族和民族主義》、《國際行政科學評論》、《中國季刊》、《近代中國》和《亞洲調查》等等。2014年，方博士的論文〈The Partnership between the Chinese Government and Hong Kong's Capitalist Class: Implications for HKSAR Governance, 1997–2012〉，並獲《中國季刊》頒發Gordon White Prize 獎項。方博士歷年來成功取得的研究項目經費多達5百萬港元，包括在2019年獲香港研究資助局「人文學及社會科學傑出學者計劃」撥款，進行名為〈比較自治政體：探索新的比較政治數據集〉的研究項目。方博士是公共知識份子。他經常於國際媒體發表卓見，也是《外交家雜誌》的專欄作者；同時熱心參與社會服務，創辦和領導多個民間團體。