search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Ken WILKENING

DF (1994)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
University of Northern British Columbia
Associate Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
International Studies Program
Address 2 (optional)
3333 University Way
Prince George
British Columbia
Zip Code
V2N 4Z9
*Survey URL
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Environmental Studies

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I conduct research on the science-policy interface of international and global environmental problems, with especially attention to the role of science and policy in influencing social and cultural transformation toward sustainability. One region I study is East Asia, especially Japan.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: D.Other (on my own; language school in Kyoto; married to Japanese)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1996
Field: Environmental Studies
University: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: I 'specialize' in the global environment. The Japan Foundation Fellowship grounded me in the history and current efforts related to environmental problems and problem-solving in Japan and East Asia. The focus of my Japan Foundation Fellowship-supported research was the acid rain problem in East Asia. I subsequently published a book on the history of acid rain science & politics in Japan.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: suggested theme = sustainability