Bard political studies professor awarded grant

Ken Haig
Ken Haig, assistant professor of political studies at Bard College has been awarded a $50,400 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission to support a year of research in Japan and South Korea.

Haig will use the grant for his project, “The Greying of Democratic East Asia: The Politics of Population Policies in Japan and South Korea.” His research explores politically difficult challenges facing the East Asia region, which has the world’s most rapidly aging societies and lowest fertility rates.

Haig has a B.A. degree from Harvard University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a visiting researcher at Keio University in Tokyo from 2005–2007 and a visiting research fellow at Hokkaido University in Hokkaido, Japan, from 1999–2000. He has been at Bard since 2009.

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