Jonathan Craft is an Associate Professor (Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy) at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is also the founding director of Policy Ready a research and learning platform focused on revitalizing public sector policy making in the digital era.
Jonathan specializes in comparative public policy and administration, policy analysis, and Canadian politics. He is particularly interested in the study of the policy process, political-administrative relations, policy advice, and the intersection of technology and policy making.
He is the author of Policy Advice and the Westminster Tradition (Cambridge University Press, with John Halligan, 2020); Backrooms and Beyond: Partisan Advisers and the Politics of Policy Work in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and is a co-editor of Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities (University of Toronto Press, 2017); and Issues in Canadian Governance (Emond, 2018).
Before joining the University of Toronto, he worked as a public servant for the Government of Canada, and a Legislative Assistant at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. For a full list of courses taught, publications, and current research projects please visit his website (http://jonathancraft.ca/).
An opportunity for open dialogue around relevant themes. The FWD50 Topic rooms bring the conversation to our attendees. Each room will be hosted by curated experts, promoting open, collaborative and productive conversations around pre-determined themes. Pick the theme that’s of interest to you and start talking!