Ann Florini is professor of public policy, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University. She is an authority on new approaches to global governance. Her work currently focuses on the roles of tri-sector collaborations involving government, 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, Brookings Press 2012); "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). Florini received her PhD in political science from UCLA and a master’s in public affairs from Princeton University.