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Ken Wachter - Service

Ken serves on the Editorial Board of PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, now joined by Adrian Raftery and Mary Waters in the area of Social and Political Sciences.

Ken has now completed his service on the U.S. National Committee for IIASA. IIASA is the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. He has also finished his term on the Steering Committee for Section U (Statistics) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Ken Wachter received the Distinguished Service Award of the Division of Social Sciences, UC Berkeley, on 20 May 2008. It was presented by Dean Jon Gjerde, with Vice Chancellor George Breslauer attending. About thirty students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Department of Demography joined the celebration. To our great distress, Dean Gjerde died not long afterwards. In July 2009 Ken completed eleven years as Chair of Demography; Josh Goldstein is the new Chair, beginning in July 2013. Ken served for six years as Chair and nine years as Member of the National Research Council's Committee on Population (CPOP) up to October 2008. He was succeeded by Linda Waite. Gene Hammel was CPOP's first chair.


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