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CEPAR Director receives prestigious Bellagio Center Residency from The Rockefeller Foundation

Jul20
John Piggott

CEPAR Director Professor John Piggott has been awarded a prestigious four-week academic writing residency from The Rockefeller Foundation, to work on ageing issues in the Asian region. The residency is located at the Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy.

The residency will provide the opportunity for focused work on a longer term project linking ageing and inequality, where this idea is thought of in terms of both income and health.

“This project is being undertaken within CEPAR and explores the feasibility and social and economic implications of alternative retirement and health policy paradigms in the context of emerging economies in Asia, to contribute to future policy formulation,” said Professor Piggott, who will use the residency to begin to consolidate project findings, and identify promising future research initiatives. 

“This is an exciting opportunity to not only focus on the ageing-inequality link, in the context of developing economies, but also to establish new connections with fellow resident,” said Professor Piggott. “It will also provide some time for reflection on what the next big issues in population ageing might be.”

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to meet with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Academic Writing residency is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline.