Joseph Wong

Founder, The Reach Alliance
Roz & Ralph Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Vice-President, International, University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Joseph Wong is PI and founder of the Reach Alliance at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, where he is also the Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation, and Professor of political science. He has published academic articles in leading journals in political science, development studies, political economy and global health, including recent articles about the Reach Alliance in the Bulletin of the WHO. Professor Wong has published four books, and is currently working on two book projects with Princeton University Press and Cambridge University Press. Wong’s 2017 TEDx talk provides a short and compelling introduction to the challenges of “reaching the hardest to reach.” Professor Wong has been a visiting scholar at leading universities in Asia (Seoul National University), the US (Harvard) and the UK (Oxford). He has advised international organizations such as the United Nations, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the World Health Organization, as well as for governments in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. In 2021 Professor Wong was appointed to be the University of Toronto’s Vice-President, International.