Nikolas Kirby is a Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. He was most recently Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Philosophy and Public Policy, and Director of the Building Integrity Programme, at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. His research focusses on the philosophy of governance, the executive branch, public trust, and institutional integrity.
He was educated at the University of Sydney (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)) and the University of Oxford (BPhil, DPhil) as a Rhodes Scholar. He is Co-Convenor of the ECPR, Standing Group on Political Theory and trustee of two charities Aurora UK and Beyond Equality. He has authored commissioned reports for the Australian Government and the British Council. He has published in the British Journal of Political Science, Law and Philosophy, Journal of the British Academy, Res Publica and the Oxford Handbook on Quality of Government.
This information is accurate for the time period that this person is affiliated with the Ash Center.